A branded Royal Maid Service company car pulls up in front of your house, and maids dressed in crisp blue and white uniforms jump or pirouette out, grabbing their industrial-strength cleaning products from the back. Royal Maid Service's professional and licensed maids, supervised on every job, clean kitchens, living rooms, bathrooms, and other environs with an astute eye for detail. Royal Maid Service lives by the motto “we clean homes, not houses,” and it consults with each homeowner in advance to customize cleaning plans and receive special instructions on cleaning the basement Skinner boxes. The company, which currently has hubs throughout Florida, was founded by UK immigrants Kevin and Sheila Jamieson. Sheila combines her background in interior design-a career that got her in touch with people's deep feelings for their furnishings-with her experience cleaning up after three sons. Together, these facets of her backstory inform Royal Maid Service's personal and respectful approach to housecleaning.:m]]
By amassing a collection of furniture pieces from manufacturing companies such as Whitewood Industries, Archbold Furniture, and Whittier Wood, Barewood Outlet helps its clients find long-lasting, all-wood furniture that will be a staple of their families' abodes for generations. Barewood splits its inventory between finished-wood pieces, which stand at the ready to brighten rooms, and unfinished pieces, which customers can then have hand-finished to their specifications or take home as a do-it-yourself project. The outlet stocks all the tools, stains, and instructions necessary for these projects in order to help clients feel the rush of creating something themselves without experiencing the same old hassle of housing and feeding a Frankenstein monster.
The all-female staff at Milagros, who proudly believe in “long, hot baths” and high-quality ingredients, routinely handcraft half-pound bars of Sister Agnes soap from glycerin, a natural humectant that deftly draws moisture and magnets to the skin. Their selection of soaps evokes innumerable essences, from the intoxicating musk of a wine cellar to the homespun nostalgia of the linen closet. The friendly instructors happily impart their squeaky-clean art to budding soapsmiths, teaching them to create with a variety of shapes, colors, and scents during 90-minute classes.
The crew at Tony’s Fresh Start Carpet Cleaning has in-depth knowledge about the dust, debris, and microscopic critters embedded in homeowner’s floor coverings. A 3-inch brush leads off the five-step carpet-cleaning process, its bristles reaching deep into fibers to loosen dirt, pet dander, and interlopers such as fleas and dust mites before the extractor removes them. Sanitation eradicates bacteria, germs, and cooties impervious to elementary hands, after which a fresh scent penetrates fibers to oust lingering bad odors. Finally, the crew seals fibers against stains and dirt from muddy shoes or spills. The same cleaning process sanitizes mattresses and upholstery with an available quick-drying solution.
At more than 1,200 Mattress Firm locations around the country, shoppers sink into plush mattresses, recline on firm beds, and belly-flop onto pillow tops. Knowledgeable staffers can help customers create an ideal bedtime environment by dispensing advice based on sleep preferences and illuminating the difference between the many kinds of mattresses. And to the delight of their customers, much of Mattress Firm's bedding wears the label of a premium brand, such as Sealy, Serta, Simmons Beautyrest, or Stearns & Foster.
Using their own eco-friendly products and equipment, the licensed and bonded technicians at Voxcom Cleaning Service can be deployed for office cleanings, domestic deep cleanings, or one-time cleanups after allergy season for dragons.