Mike’s Hardware's second-generation home-improvement gurus have been helping handymen plumb, paint, and re-wire for nearly thirty years. A veritable toolbox for home improvers, Mike’s extensive product list includes hardware classics, such as locks and fasteners, as well as more obscure items, such as hard-to-find faucet parts and the mystical drill press of Arabia. Embrace odd jobs with the 6-in-1 Enderes screwdriver ($4.79) and buck up blunt blades with the [AccuSharp] (http://www.accusharp.com/) knife and tool sharpener ($9.99). Yard fanatics and ex-entomologists seeking revenge can take up arms with Kill-A-Bug concentrate ($14.95/8 oz.), and garden guardians can whack encroaching weeds and giant-enraging beanstalks with trimmer line ($2.39/40' roll). In addition to heaps of tools and household supplies, Mike’s carries bagged goods including sand, gravel, and concrete, which may come in handy for setting backyard basketball poles or encasing mobster shoes for posterity.
Lawn Doctor's practiced groundskeepers restore vibrancy to yards by jazzing up grass growth and evicting weeds. Experts add gusto to greenery by using efficient Turf Tamer equipment to spread granular fertilizer, which—unlike sprayed fertilizer—will not leave the yard an artificial green hue, inspiring jealous Chia pets to dye their hair. Technicians will fertilize a lawn of up to 6,000 square feet, with additional fees applied to larger yards.
Bargain Treasures' rotating stock invites men, women, and children to decorate their limbs with consignment finery and adorn their homes or treehouses with brand-name furnishings. Customers can backflip into a Tahari, Adrianna Papell, or Liz Claiborne suit set ($24.99+) before an important function, or snag a set of Pier 1 Imports cobalt-blue swirl glassware ($2.99–$6.99/piece) to prepare for an explosively beautiful game of home-bowling. Experienced shopkeepers stand by to perform alterations, infusing gently used apparel with a sense of newness and ensuring that 8'x11' rugs ($249) hug curves when worn as robes.
Compass Furniture arrays homes with trendy furniture from manufacturers such as Broyhill, Schnadig, and Palliser. Stock models of completed bedrooms and dining rooms fill an 80,000-square-foot show room, permitting wanderers to view matching sets along with diagrams for how many monkeys may jump on each piece. Sofas ($299+), beds ($199.99+), and mattresses ($139+) bestow plush support for postmarathon naps or grueling nap-a-thons. Homeowners slide palms across a medley of table surfaces ($79.99+) to test for crockpot-bearing strength, and render their homes feast worthy with four-piece dinettes ($199.99+). Compass Furniture's room planner, online and in print, aids patrons in designing their dream dens, and though associated fees are not included in this Groupon, most items may be delivered within a 90-mile radius.
Pullen Air Conditioning, Inc.'s experienced technicians have helped keep New Orleans homes temperate and efficient for more than 40 years. Two seasonal inspections, one for air conditioning and one for heating, ensure domiciles maintain comfortable climates and fend off potential invasions from snowmen solicitors or needy sun gods. With the aim of increasing efficiency, staffers clean ignition assemblies, check thermostat calibrations, and inspect evaporator coils for potential problem areas. Tests of safety controls and starting capabilities suss out system difficulties, and a cleaning or replacement of standard air filters keeps oxygen free of contaminants and kamikaze pollen. Moving parts benefit from lubrication, and flushing of the condenser coils and condensation drain sheds unwanted liquid from otherwise stellar systems.