Signature service: Self-storage space
Staff Size: 2?10 people
What is one of your signature services? How is it performed?
We offer clean storage units in several sizes that are manned by friendly on-site managers. You can pay month to month, and no minimum term is required.
When opening the closet door causes a waterfall of belongings to come tumbling to the floor, people call on Amanda Lavallee of Organizer365. She begins her rescue by evaluating the space, whether it's the junk drawer or the whole house, asking homeowners what their goals are regarding the clutter: Do they want to keep it? Purge it? Use it to build a fort in the living room? Then she sets to work, purchasing organizing materials if needed, such as bins, shelves, and boxes. She'll even take unwanted clothes and home items to consignment shops and donation centers to see if they'd be of value to someone else.
Three hours of house cleaning polishes any homestead sullied with discarded soda cans, tumbleweeds of cat hair, and an increasingly feral population of white-cheeked gibbons. MaidPro is staffed with professionally trained employees who have all passed background checks, so they're fully certified to handle a filthy hearth and home. In fact, all houses are cleaned on a standard 49-point checklist, ensuring that no surface will remain dusty, no incriminating fingerprints will stain the balustrade, and no spigot will be left unturned. These grime-gutting go-getters use their own chemicals and cleaning supplies to scour every room that can be tackled in a three-hour window. If for some reason you're not satisfied with the job done, call the office within a 24-hour window, and they'll return to re-clean the afflicted area for free.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
Home to a vast inventory of beautifully crafted earthenware, Panama Pottery provides vessel-seeking visitors with a stunning spectrum of handmade local treasures and glazed, technicolored imports. Peruse the historic studio space and score an 18-inch terra-cotta fluted leg bowl ($21), sculpted by hand on the premises. Or, save yourself a plane trip and snatch up an authentic and colorful Chinese drip pot ($60 for 20”x16”), perfect for containing falling water, plants, or a smaller Chinese drip pot ($10 for 8”x9”). Today’s Groupon can also be applied to a clay or mosaic class, where artists of all abilities can learn under one of Panama’s ceramic specialists. Guests who score today’s deal will also receive a complimentary bag of potting soil, which allows plants to grow better than encasing them in amber.
For more than 100 years, Emigh Ace Hardware has been equipping households and handypersons with a durable selection of tools, paints, and domiciliary goods. Helpful employees, some with more than 20 years of experience, can point shoppers toward the proper tools, while a koi pond and complimentary balloons and popcorn for kids add color and flavor beyond the usual hardware-store milieu. Customers may peruse popular name-brand paints like Clark + Kensington's paint and primer in one ($26-$36) or Benjamin Moore ($33.99+). Homeowners can invest in a Craftsman wrench set ($19.99) or scare away infiltrating ivy tendrils with a 30-inch leaf rake ($11.99). Air filters in assorted sizes ($4.49+) banish dust before future breaths, just as A-Maz Water Stain Remover ($7.99) eliminates mineral deposits, while the fall mums—like a jack-o'-lantern covered in fireworks—can keep gardens bright as they transition to the coming season ($1.99 for 4” flowers).