Krystal Klean sanitizes and spruces up homes with its slew of window-cleaning, power-washing, and painting services. During each power-washing session, rivulets of refreshing water blast across flat surfaces such as sidewalks, driveways, and siding ($0.10/sq. ft.), obliterating mold, mildew, and Christmas lights run amok. Technicians lovingly wash windows with gentle but powerful equipment and solvents, expunging hard water and mineral deposits to leave home portholes sparkling ($5 outside; $8 inside and outside; $1 extra for screens; double for new constructions and French windows/doors). Krystal Klean also refreshes interiors and covers up Dawson’s Creek murals with its professional painting services, which imbue one room’s walls with bright new hues ($0.60–$1.30/sq. ft., depending on type of paint and number of coats).
One of the East Coast's best-known Members-only wholesale retailers, BJ's serves more than six million Members in more than 200 clubs as far west as Ohio. Within these sprawling locations, BJ's helps provide more selections to savvy shoppers looking to knock out most of their errands in a single stop. In the same visit, Members can stock up on economy-sized groceries?including USDA choice meats, farm-fresh produce, and everyday essentials?grab name-brand electronics, and even plan a vacation through BJ's Travel. Each service makes up a single part of BJ's well-rounded retail experience, but simplifying shopping isn't BJ's only goal; in 2012 alone, the company donated more than $2.2 million to charitable organizations.
For the past eight years, the techs at C&C Carpet Care have scoured carpets in homes and offices with hot-steam extraction. They pull pet odors out of fibers with deodorizing products and shield them against future stains with Scotchgard. When they aren't cleaning rugs, they oust grime from upholstery and tile. Techs use their certification from the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration to rescue floors and possessions from flood waters caused by rain or broken pipes. They're also certified in trauma and crime-scene cleanup—a useful skill because most crimes are committed out of an irrational hatred of carpets.
At Home adorns humans and their domiciles with an elegant spread of beach-inspired accents. Mounted wall art and snapshot-hungry picture frames cling to the boutique’s creamy walls ($18–$80), bracketing caches of artisanal gifts ($10+) and reclaimed-wood furnishings. Delicate hand-painted sea creatures frolic across glazed platters and stemware ($30–$100), and clusters of Archipelago bodycare products coddle and moisturize sun-kissed land-dwellers ($20+). Fragrant rainbows of Trapp candles peer out of a-framed boxes, mustering their forces for up to fifty hours of ambrosial incineration ($25). Crown a favorite hostess or visiting auditor with wreathes of eclectic jewelry ($20–$200) or rifle through treasure troves of baby apparel for giggle-inducing gifts. After a rousing browse, shoppers can throw on sartorial cover-ups ($30) and strut six blocks to the sandy catwalk.
The slumber scientists at America's Mattress provide visitors with the springy equipment necessary for horizontal expeditions into the unconscious. The America's Mattress Country Breeze Plush ($364+) combines the support of springs with cushy layers of foam to cradle snoozers in soft comfort, while the Serta Perfect Sleeper Marengo Firm ($649+) holds slouchy spines in place with foam and a quilted top. Transform torpor into restfulness with America's Mattress Tulipwood Plush's soothing memory foam ($464+), which can provide balanced support and remembers important dreams so they can be analyzed later for clues to kitchen candy stashes. Customers receive free delivery, setup, and removal for mattress sets priced at $699 or more.
Mattress1One's immense inventory brims with top-quality slumbering surfaces from renowned brands such as Tempur-Pedic, Serta, Sealy, and Stearns & Foster. At multiple locations throughout Florida, knowledgeable staff members roam showrooms that brim with an array of mattresses forged from such materials as memory foam, high-tech innersprings, silk, and cashmere. They also curate an online Mattress 101 guide, which includes handy tips on selecting the ideal mattress size, keeping the mattress in tiptop shape, and mounting a rock-solid legal defense in case you accidentally rip the tags off.