Brimming with jewelry and accessories made by the hands of local crafters, Shabby2Chic outfits wardrobes with a constantly shape-shifting collection of stylish hats, scarves, belts, and more. Draw attention away from misguided facial tattoos with a handmade necklace-and-earring combination ($22) or pay homage to spring with a vibrantly hued floral-themed broach ($14). A round, silvery ring wraps ring fingers in a constant embrace without skin harming materials such as nickel or lead ($8) and an energetically spangled purse shelters billfolds, makeup cases, and scale models of dresser drawers ($20). Shabby2Chic Boutique also carries a consistently rotating selection of consignment items to fill in gaping wardrobe holes.
In 2005, after years of working as a freelance engineer, Karl Farmer decided to draw on his business sense, mechanical know-how, and love of colored sponges to start his own residential and commercial cleaning company. Karl handles the business aspect, and his wife, Richelle, handles the day-to-day operations, sending out fully insured technicians to clean homes or wax the floors of local businesses. Clients can request an NYCS technician's power-washing services to clean the side of a building or rouse sluggish children for school.
P&T Carpet Cleaning's team of professional fabric cleaners lifts stubborn spots and grime from carpets and upholstery with powerful truck-mounted equipment. After flushing out ground-in dirt from heavily trafficked floors, technicians rake carpets to remove vacuum tracks and any residing debris. Deodorizing treatments can then banish unpleasant odors caused by pets, and applications of Scotchgard keep hard-to-clean stains from forming in the first place, kind of like a precursor to precognition crime technology.
1st Essential Property Services keeps lawns' rebellious urges at bay with a dynamic array of yard-care services. Highly trained technicians can perform simple seed spotting or more complicated tasks such as aeration, lawn rolling, and spring fertilization. Also, through 1st Essential’s sister company GTA, homeowners may request a professional asphalt treatment, ideal for sealing up a driveway or the neighbour’s froufrou swimming pool.
With three locations dotting the map, Michelle Cleaners keeps Clevelanders' clothes spotless with thorough dry cleaning complemented by attentive customer service. Customers haul in hampers full of sport shirts, skirts, and sweaters, whereupon the dry-cleaning experts set to work with Sanitone products to shoo away spots and unveil brighter colors and softer textures. The shop also offers an array of non-dry-cleaning services, such as alterations and wedding-gown preservation.
Mothers know best, but they can't know everything. That's why the cleaners from Mamas with Mops—whose goal is to live up to the cleaning standards of a discerning mom—defer to the homeowner on all matters, skipping a room or altering their routine upon requests. Typically, though, they follow a checklist of cleaning tasks that includes sanitizing doorknobs and hand washing hardwood floors, all with certified green cleaning products. However, unlike with your own Mom or with a school principal shouting insults at you over the loudspeaker, you can talk back; unsatisfied homeowners can contact cleaners within one business day to express concern.