Cleanliness is next to convenience at The Laundry Center, which promises a 72-hour turnaround time for dry-cleaned garments and a 24-hour turnaround for its wash-and-fold service—not to mention free pickup and drop-off. Even scheduling the pickup is easy, since customers simply make a reservation online or via text and await a visit from an attendant. When clothes are ready, the attendant returns, though he stops short of holding trousers open so the owner can jump into them from atop a credenza. The center shoos off stains with high-efficiency washers and dryers and products by Tide and Downy, though organic products are available at no extra charge upon request.
Signature service: Sanitizing and Allergy Relief
Average Duration of Services: 1?2 hours
Brands Used: Benefect, Tri Oxygen Generators
Pro Tip: Beds and homes will smell fresh and [be] free from allergy causing dust mites.
Pure Productive Services' bonded and insured cleaners wield Green Seal–certified organic products while transforming dusty homes and offices into glistening domiciles. Biodegradable solutions eat through grime on windows as staff members brush dust off vents and scrub dirt off the sloths that live behind most refrigerators. Pure Productive also supports the Cleaning for a Reason organization, which provides complimentary maid services for women undergoing cancer treatment.
Beyond its work staging traditional photo shoots and portraiture, Garden State Photo Studio's team of event photojournalists is dispatched to special occasions to tell their stories. As celebrations such as weddings, sweet sixteens, and bar mitzvahs unfold, photogs follow the belles of the ball, snapping or videotaping a chronology of candid moments with their professional-grade digital cameras and lighting equipment.
Garden State?s traveling photo booths fuel party-time fun and memory-making. After attendants set up the stationary photographer, party-goers pile in as the booth snaps pictures of the revelry. Instant images are printed onto strips and posted online so that guests can relive the memories later or ask the photo booth accusingly why it took so many pictures of Karen.
The certified technicians at New Magic Carpet keep abodes sparkling inside and out with cleaning and refurbishing services ranging from window washing to grout restoration. Traveling to homes to perform carpet and upholstery cleanings, the IIRC-certified clean teams pre-treat high-traffic areas before cleansing fibers with truck-mounted equipment and 100% nontoxic solutions. The company also offers spring-cleaning services such as interior vacuuming, sweeping, dusting, and scrubbing sessions performed with oversize toothbrushes.
As the recession deepened, Metro Art & Frame owner Bo Okuyan found that demand never slackened for one market of art collectors: parents. Mr. Okuyan's business savvy caught the attention of the New York Times' Michael Winerip in 2010, who noted that a steady supply of finger paintings and crafts had caused Bo to rethink his definition of art. “All kids are artists, that’s how we look at it now,” he said. Whether upgrading fridge-hung stick-figure portraits to a permanent gallery or framing a more traditionally priceless painting, Mr. Okuyan and his staff begin with a complimentary consultation, tailoring each project to fit home or office aesthetics and personal style. Metro Art & Frame's acid-free mats center photographs, oil paintings, or post-modern puddles of spilled milk in an ornate, gold-leafed frame or elegant black one. Five types of glass and two flavors of plexiglass guard sensitive paintings from light damage with UV protection, and the shop's selection of contemporary and classic prints lets patrons fill in the gaps in their home galleries.