In 2000, two childhood friends with a passion for restoring order and new-home sparkle to domiciles founded Two Girls & A Mop, Inc. in Detroit. Over time, their brand of personalized cleaning came into high demand, and the gals moved their business to Hampton Roads in 2006 in response to the area’s need for a band of highly professional cleaners to take down dirt's filthy regime. In the years since their move eastward, the fully bonded and insured company has curated a staff of expertly trained cleaners, each of whom undergoes a rigorous background check and takes pride in attention to detail and the ability to coax dirt from even the most begrimed of surfaces.
Armed with their own stores of equipment and supplies, the cleaning crews leave no nook or cranny ungroomed as they make homes sparkle with all levels of housecleaning services as well as move-in or move-out services for families and hermit crabs on the go. Strong supporters of men and women in uniform, Two Girls’ deployment special strives to eliminate the added stresses of cleaning for the families of those stationed overseas, and includes a complimentary cleaning before each soldier’s return home.
Fresh Scent Carpet Care's local, family-run operation sanitizes and deodorizes a wide range of household surfaces, from upholstery and carpets to mattresses, grout, and tile. Truck-mounted extraction equipment restores floor fabric to its original factory freshness, and detailed four-step steam-clean treatments remove stains and dirt from sofas and chairs. Technicians banish germs from nearly all parts of the home, applying a powerful Hygienitech vacuum to mattresses, and removing lingering debris, dust mites, and bogeymen with the apparatus's high-frequency pulsations and UV-C light. Rather than glossing over offending odors and pet dander with perfumes, Fresh Scent Carpet Cleaning's thorough methods remove contamination and bacteria from living rooms, car cabins, kitchen floors, and RVs.
At each of Ace Hardware’s 4,600 locations around the world, attentive and knowledgeable associates oversee well-stocked shelves bearing domestic tools ranging from nuts and bolts to home goods and automotive supplies. As shoppers search for the right supplies to help with common projects such as finishing a basement or turning a mailbox into a working beehive, the shop’s hardware experts stand ready to dispense professional advice whenever it’s needed. They also deliver professional services—such as mower-blade sharpening, key cutting, and propane-tank refilling—that require more than just DIY oomph.
Roberts tends a stylish stable of furnishings from brand names such as Ashley Furniture and Crown Mark to staff living rooms, dining dens, and bedchambers. A tasteful array of cheval floor mirrors ($99+) and table lamps ($49+) distract visitors from the fact that your coasters are made out of overdue library books. Living-room and bedroom sets (both $699+) are well matched by Roberts' empire of ottomans. For a fee, same-day delivery can expedite your laptop's metamorphosis into the desktop PC it was always meant to be.
Patrick's Hardware has stocked toolbelts and tool boxes with a variety of hardware needs since 1895, drawing from a stock of more than 65,000 items. A variety of handsaws ($6.27–$23.90) cut through wooden planks and frozen turkeys, which can be carved into presidential silhouettes with a Mintcraft chisel with a safety grip ($14.65). Lawn-care and outdoor-living tools make wilderness maintenance easier, and farm supplies keep cows and crops happy. Prepare a room for a new family addition with an emotional heart-to-heart or a panoply of paints, such as Valspar flat wall latex paint ($12.59/qt.). A plethora of nails, screws, and bolts await purchase in the shop's bulk inventory, allowing buyers to select the exact size and quantity they need. Patrick's Hardware also hosts a full-service glass shop, which supplies mirrors, tabletops, insulated glass, and more for residential or commercial remodeling.
Founded in April 1865, Spiegel is perhaps best known for its namesake Spiegel catalog, which it first issued in 1905 to capitalize on the interconnected country's love of mail-order deliveries. However, the most pivotal change came seven years later, when Spiegel first entered the world of ladies fashion.
Spiegel has been synonymous with style ever since. As women desired more of the latest fashions, Spiegel sent buyers to Paris fashion shows?the first catalog to bring European trends to American homes. They've been outfitting women for the roaring '20s and equipping them for an ascent up the corporate ladder during the '70s and '80s. Today, the company continues to adapt and innovate with high-quality, trend-setting products, from dresses and swimwear to shoes and accessories, distributing under brands such as Newport News and Shape FX. Spiegel also retains a steady source of tips from experts and designers, meaning women don't have to rely on a Magic 8 ball every time they update their wardrobe.