Storage Pros Self Storage squirrels away customers' stuff in well-lit, fenced, and secure storage units. Rent a 5'x5' unit ($35–$75 depending on amenities and location) to stow away lumberjack costumes and papier-mâché blue oxen, or snag a 10'x20' nonclimate-controlled space for one month ($155–$201) to store 1 million Paul Bunyan Day flyers. Multiple locations offer storage spaces up to 400 square feet, and the Fairhaven facility has enough square footage to house a life-size replica of Shamu. Prices and availability can vary, so prospective packers should call ahead for details.
Aveni Cleaners has been providing the South Shore with quality dry cleaning & laundry since 1964. Although the years have come & gone, our mission statement has remained the same over time. It is to deliver an exceptional product to our customer, and to give quality service above the norm.
Kidsports provides children with nearly anything they need, whether it's recreation, after-school education, or childcare. The colorful indoor playground is equipped with bright slides and inflatable bounce-houses, and a separate section welcomes toddlers or older children looking to relive the days of their youth. Painting areas let kids exercise their minds as well as their muscles, while a miniature bowling alley and a pirate-themed laser tag arena host friendly competitions. The center is equally adept at mixing fun with learning, hosting preschool and educational programs for children ages 3 to 14.
Since 1953, DryCleaning by Dorothy has been cleansing treasured threads and hauling them back to their owners' homes and offices free of charge. Purge pants ($7.45) of stains earned in the line of flag-football duty, or freshen up a dapper sport coat ($7.95) after delivering a cease-and-desist notice to a smoke-belching warehouse fire. Sweaters ($7.45) undergo a thorough waterless wash, and gowns (priced on inspection) return refreshed and ready to cocktail party. Expert textile technicians can purify duds the same day they are dropped off, and free home or office delivery spares customers from having to bring their cars down from the attic to go pick up their clothes.
Breathe Hot Yoga's studios maintain a tropical climate regardless of the season. Though not as hot as traditional Bikram yoga, the studios maintain a balmy temperature for most classes, allowing muscles to remain loose and limber as students flow through sessions. Antibacterial, medical-grade vinyl flooring gives yogis the clean, steady surface they need to train excitable downward-facing dogs. After sessions, trainees can refresh and renew in Breathe Hot Yoga's onsite shower facilities.
The Trustees of Reservations preserve nearly 25,000 acres of gorgeous land in Massachusetts and bordering areas, giving day-trippers more than 100 recreational spots where they can play, relax, and be wooed by nature's charm. Membership gets you discounted or free admission into each of these getaways. Ride your bike past tree-lined paths and admire the calm Boston shoreline at World's End in Hingham (free with membership). Kids can mingle with the horses, pigs, and chickens and learn their secret language (high-school French) at Weir River Farm (free with membership). Otherwise, explore American history with a free guided tour of the Old Manse in Concord, where "the shot heard 'round the world" started the Revolutionary War, and where Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote several heartbreaking spec scripts for Major Dad. For a refreshing dip in nature's pool before it gets too chilly, wade along the miles of pristine shoreline at the popular Crane Beach in Ipswich (one free admission with Groupon).