Since brothers Aaron and Evan Steed founded Meathead Movers as high schoolers in 1997, they’ve earned accolades for their prompt service and professional demeanor while handling local and long-distance moves. Every able-bodied employee must pass written and oral testing and attend the Meathead University continuous-training program, which has resulted in a breakage-to-move ratio that is eight times lower than the national average.
The success of Meathead Movers has allowed it to expand into other services including storage and packing. Princess Packers provides premove packing services, allowing clients to focus on more important roles, such as running errands or preparing emotionally unstable pets for a new home. It also donates $1 for every box packed to the Cinderella Fund.
Sears Carpet & Upholstery’s fully insured cleaners can tackle more than just carpet. They bring their quick, effective cleaning serums down on myriad home furnishings, from couches and tile to ducts and hardwood floors. The team can even improve the air quality of homes by purging AC units of dust and grime, and curing that summer cold most air conditioners get each year. The company’s two-step cleaning process inundates furniture and carpet with a cleaning solution followed by a thorough scrubbing and a rinse with pH-balancing serum that eliminates leftover soap scum.
The seasoned craftsmen and designers at Santa Barbara Frame Shop & Gallery take pride in preserving and enhancing memories in all of their forms?from artworks and diplomas to posters and dog-eared time-share brochures. They draw on a selection of hundreds of frames, selecting one to match your keepsake before enhancing it with a precision-cut mat and non-glare glass. As a testament to the framers? acumen, walls throughout the shop showcase local artists' paintings, serigraphs, and photos, each fitted within its own regal frame.
Licensed, bonded, and insured, the highly trained cleaners of Karen’s Kleaning oust the filth that occupies homes with a litany of housecleaning services. Whether residents call upon one cleaner for two hours or two cleaners for one hour, Karen's techs spruce up interiors with Green Seal–certified cleaning products that have lower environmental impact than chemical sprays or coal-lump Brillo Pads. The basic cleaning services range from mopping and vacuuming the floors and ceilings to dusting the furniture and wiping down kitchens and bathrooms. Karen's Kleaning guarantees the work of its grime fighters, and will return to finish the job if a client is not satisfied or if a newly waxed countertop begins to outshine tinfoil silhouettes of Julia Child. Homeowners can hire the cleaners for more than two hours for $33 per hour per cleaner.
At Futon Place, a showroom of classic wooden futons and beds invites visitors to settle in and imagine their guest room, studio apartment, or living room reinvented. As the name suggests, the shop specializes in futons, each crafted from hardwoods, such as oak, mahogany, and teak, and available in styles ranging from modern to rustic. Pillows and futon covers also accommodate almost any home decor, encompassing chic solid hues, ornate paisley patterns, bold animal prints, and preppy checks. Futon Place takes pride in its easy-assembly system, which comes with clear instructions and requires only everyday tools such as screwdrivers and bulldozers.