Atlantic Bedding and Furniture showrooms speckle the Southeast, each one a treasure-trove of fine furniture and top-brand mattresses. Attentive staffers bustle past collections of leather couches and arrangements of dark-wood dining sets, eager to assist customers in their quest to find a memory-foam mattress that best suits their sleeping habits or a rug that best covers up the dungeon trapdoor in their living room. If an item is out of stock, the attendants can have it shipped directly from the company's central warehouse—a cavernous storeroom packed with furniture from top vendors like Coaster, Sealy, and Lifestyle Solutions. Much of the furniture is available online, enabling customers to shop from the comfort of home.
It’s not uncommon for people to remove dirt their carpets only to leave an equally obnoxious residue from the cleaner they’ve used. To avoid this, Sears Carpet and Upholstery Care uses a two-step process: first, a solution loosens grime from soft surfaces; then, an extraction paired with a heated pH-balancing steam rinse flushes out any trace of the cleanser. Sears’ technicians can also handle hard surfaces.
Mills Cleaners' garment gurus spruce up casual clothes and formalwear with services that range from dry cleaning to wash-and-fold laundering. They use in-house dry-cleaning equipment to purify clothing of all shapes and sizes, from petite women’s dresses to the Statue of Liberty’s Hawaiian shirt collection. They ensure down comforters and sleeping bags emerge soft and fluffy, and that bomber jackets look like new after a leather-cleaning service. The team also preserves wedding gowns for future generations.
Since 1997, Records Reduction has helped homes and offices go paperless with storage services and confidential scanning of documents and images. The company digitizes a variety of file types, including slides, which saves clients the hassle of devouring photos to commit them to memory and makes it possible to upload them to social-media sites, such as Facebook and Flickr. To ward off identity thieves, Records Reduction can shred CDs, x-rays, and documents containing addresses, social security numbers, and superhero aliases. The facility is monitored 24/7, and features an alarm system to prevent stored goods from escaping.
Keilani Heavey believes a photograph can tell the whole story in a single shot. She makes sure those stories are presented as artfully as possible during lifestyle portrait sessions for couples, kids, and individuals. Engagement sessions and bridal photo shoots also capture the entire emotional palette in crisp focus with an attention to color and contrast. With her experienced sense of composition and photojournalistic approach, she also covers children’s birthday parties, corporate events, and anniversary celebrations.
The Reliable Power Washing Guy wields powerful pressure washers that remove deep-set dirt and mold from vinyl siding, brick, roofs, and concrete. Its technicians apply a safe amount of pressure through to prevent damage to homes and mix the water with wet wax to keep homes clean longer. Expanding their cleaning to the whole house, techs can also restore wooden decks with pressure washers and contractor-grade sealers.
An affordable and monumental selection of plush beds, sturdy end tables, and stylish home accessories mingle good-naturedly in Ashley Furniture HomeStore’s warehouse. Customers can pick up a Cubit ottoman ($129) in a bevy of academic hues, such as scarlet, black, and mocha, then use it to accent their book club's discussion of Lego Star Wars. A wide selection of accent chairs—such as the red Marrissa salsa accent chair ($219) and the Danielle eggplant accent chair covered in a modern fabric design ($349)—adds charm to drab corners and panic rooms. Additionally, shoppers can augment somnolence and fill barren boudoirs with elegant bed frames, including the Janel queen sleigh bed ($399).