Handy employees help customers navigate shelves stocked with home-improvement implements, household appliances, and domestic essentials at Ace Hardware. Prepare for autumn with a sturdy leaf scoop ($6.49) and a package of five 30-gallon paper bags ($2.99), or reduce power consumption by purchasing compact fluorescent bulbs ($0.99 each), as an alternative to housing relatives inside an energy-efficient hamster wheel. In addition to its wide selection of hardware, paint, plumbing, and electrical supplies, Ace Hardware dedicates ample space to gifts, home décor, and housewares.
Designed to Move's concept is simple: provide a personal and affordable moving experience without the bureaucracy of larger moving chains. The owners are often on hand during local and long-distance moves to ensure quality of service and see that furniture pieces don't wander off on their own. What's more, they guarantee that the movers will roll up in their big white truck right on time. The company also offers an array of packing services, as well as temporary storage for furniture and mimes who want a taste of real captivity.
Family owned and operated since 1924, Detroit Hardware Co. bolsters do-it-yourself home projects with an inventory of hardware, tools, and landscaping supplies. Handy men and women circulate tool-lined thoroughfares, picking up new garden tools ($2.99–$125) to beautify landscapes or new hammers ($4.99+) to pound nails or lumpy pancakes. Cast-iron cookware ($12.99+) heats heavy-duty meals, just as roasters ($12.99+) and bake ware ($4.99–$18.99) simmer savory dishes for holiday dining. As patrons tackle weekend to-do lists, friendly keysmiths stand by ready to replicate keys ($1–$4) for new roommates or encrypted computer files.
UniglassPlus/Ziebart's certified glass techs de-ding windshields and replace those that can't be repaired with professional ease and quality customer service. If hail, kicked-up gravel, or pennies tossed from airplane windows have put a chip or crack in the breeze shield, the glass shop's experts can repair it to prevent further damage. Different types of chips in the glass such as a surface crack, bullseye, and half moon are prone to splintering into uglier, more serious damage, but can be fixed in about 30 minutes. When the windshield is beyond repair, UniglassPlus/Ziebart can replace it with a shiny new one ($299+) crafted only from first-class quality auto glass enhanced with superior urethanes that meet or surpass Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards. UniglassPlus will not replace the vehicle's gust guard if repair is an option, and will recycle all windshields by donating them to research for space cars.
A company as straightforward as its name, JUSTJUNK dispatches uniformed crews to clear junk from homes across the country. Customers simply book an appointment online, wait for the truck to arrive, and—after a free no-obligation estimate—bid their unwanted furniture, appliances, and garbage goodbye. The JustJunk crew hauls off the loot to be recycled, thrown away, or donated to the eccentric local garbage sculptor.