Inside Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s sprawling warehouses and show rooms, friendly staffers stock plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories. Expert designers craft these dwelling fillers, testing raw materials' durability and basic arithmetic skills before transforming them into classy furniture items that mesh with any decorating style. They build many tables and chairs to meet eco-friendly business standards, using recycled engineered wood to reduce landfill waste and slow down deforestation. Ashley also stocks nonwood items, including a selection of state-of-the-art body-cushioning mattresses from brands such as Sealy and Simmons.
For an additional charge, Ashley Furniture HomeStore transports its furniture using its own fleet of semi trucks and fighter planes, which ensure that comfortable couches and slick dining-room tables are never damaged and always fresh smelling. Each location is locally owned and operated, meaning staffers are friendly residents who know which couches best complement regional design trends and indoor weather patterns.
While expert drop-off service allows patrons to render clothes clean and folded with hospital-corner precision, Laundry Care's amenity-packed, air-conditioned facility makes DIY duds-sudsing a breeze as well. Launderers can pack huge six-load machines for speedy cleaning ($7.50/load), or employ an arsenal of smaller machines to separately scrub brights, whites, and rival-mascot uniforms ($2.50/load). While wool socks and lacy tanks slow dance in the delicate cycle, guests can sip complimentary coffee, surf free WiFi, or glimpse the wider world through three flat-screen TVs. A drop-off service spins laundry on demand, returning apparel fluffy and folded ($1/lb. for clothes or $1.50/lb. for quilts or blankets). With convenient hours seven days a week, Laundry Care ensures that washing fits easily into schedules packed with homework, errands, and My Little Pony support groups.
Jeff and Alicia, the husband-and-wife team at Town Square Photo, aim to make clients feel like they've known the duo for years. Warm smiles greet everyone as they walk in the door of their professional-photography studio. Whether clients opt for an indoor shoot at the studio or an outdoor session, Jeff and Alicia guide them into natural expressions with the aim of capturing happy memories of weddings, anniversaries, graduations, or the day they adopted their first elephant herd. The photographers also meticulously restore aging photos, transferring cherished images onto new paper prints to help preserve family memories.
New to the Lansing area, Pawsitively Healthy houses pups during grooming, training, gym, or daycare visits. The more than 7,000-square-foot facility is outfitted to entertain pets while their owners are at work, running errands, or happily chewing toys with little distraction. Staff members, led by a manager with veterinary experience, watch and wash canines inside the gym and fill retail spaces with handcrafted pet items from local artists. Rental space also stands ready for parents to host private dog parties.
On-the-fritz iPhones and iPads are no match for the tech gurus at iGeek Repair. They mend and replace everything from batteries and screens to speakers and buttons. And if your iPod is cruelly playing "Wonderful Christmastime" on repeat well before actual Christmastime, techs can fix that, too.