The scrub-a-dubbers at Paradise Cleaners gently whip besmirched threads into states of squeaky cleanness with the help of high-quality equipment and products. Fabric-fetchers first retrieve garments from domicile doorsteps, then whisk them away to Paradise’s central plant where purified solvents and delicate soaps destroy dirt, odor, and evidence that you ate the last pudding cup. Each piece of laundry is treated like a beloved family member and receives special attention, including hand-finishing services. Slip into a pair of recently bathed pants ($8.85+), or slap on a pristine shirt ($8.05+) to prepare for a video-chat date with the inventor of HD video-chatting. Paradise Cleaners also helps suits sparkle ($16.50+), dresses shed their spots ($14.90+), and comforters return to their beds sans sheep dander ($40+).
Absolute Cleaning Services LLC understands how much pressure they take off their clients by simply cleaning their homes. But they try to ease the burden in other ways as well. The cleaners bring along their own cleaning products and equipment, saving customers from taking a trip to the store or distracting their neighbor by asking for a cup of sugar and then snatching their mop. Every employee has been background checked and must be approved by the client before starting work, for which they've been well trained, whether it's a regular cleaning service or more in-depth projects, such as cleaning out the garage, setting up for a party, or organizing the pantry.
The garment-care specialists at this three-cleaner outfit adhere to the GreenEarth Cleaning system, which entails using a nontoxic, pure-silicon solution that is free of petrochemicals and aims to not pollute the air, water, or soil. Since the solution is chemically inert, it’s gentle on even the most delicate of pieces, such as sweaters knit from cashmere or socks woven from ostrich hair. Beyond completing dry-cleaning jobs in as quickly as two days, crews perform alterations, preserve wedding gowns, and clean and condition leather or suede. They also repair shoes, handbags, and luggage and can arrange pickup and delivery for clients in the metro area.
Though Breeze Concierge's goal is singular—to make life easier for its clients—it manifests in multiple ways. The staff touches on the personal, professional, and recreational facets of life, thereby making all of them more manageable and freeing up time for the more important things, like spending time with the kids or composing calligraphic lists of what the more important things in life are.
There's the concierge service, which connects clients with personal assistants that attend to a variety of tasks; these can include paying bills, running errands, coordinating schedules, and cooking meals. They even plan a child's birthday party or organize a vacation itinerary that accounts for both the logistical—think plane and hotel arrangements—and the enjoyable, such as sightseeing. Housecleaning is another way the business make life easier for their clients. Licensed and insured cleaners tackle tasks in the home with environmentally friendly cleaning solutions. They scrub bathtubs and sinks, dust and vacuum, make beds, change linens, and do laundry. They also offer cleaning for offices, real estate companies, and other commercial accounts.
Miss Jenny's Dry Cleaning carts disheveled duds from doorstep to store and back again, returning crisp clothes that have been brightened by a human touch. The garment chauffeur swings by most of the 33 service areas on a regular, two-day-per-week schedule, picking up dingy shirts or cardboard suits in personalized bags issued to each household. Service days vary by area, but orders are consistently returned gleaming and fresh on the next regularly scheduled service day. Caretakers follow up each cleansing with a thorough inspection, carefully purging rogue stains, repairing small problems such as worn or broken buttons, polishing rusty chainmail, and hand finishing most items.
Creating a custom-made wine is a lot more rewarding than producing questionable homemade toothpaste. At Tino Vino Vintners, the 6- to 10-week process begins with you “researching” (tasting) wine varietals to determine what you want yours to taste like. Five tastings will introduce your palate to its options in a round of speed dating for the taste buds. Next, the desired grapes are crushed, pressed, concentrated, and mixed with reverse-osmosis-filtered water, yeast, and other ingredients under the supervision of a winemaker. The winemaker will watch over your mixture’s progress during its two to three weeks of fermentation before stabilizing the wine with an optional clarifying agent and racking (removing sediment). Once your wine has been bottled, you may either pop it open and have a party or stash it away to let it age as gracefully as Burton Gilliam.