Let someone else do your dirty work with today's Groupon: $30 for three hours of home cleaning from the meticulous staff at DiCi Services. No nook, cranny, or ceiling-fan blade is safe from their eagle eye (their left one), copious supply of elbow grease, and arsenal of professional-grade supplies (if you prefer they use your supplies, just let them know). Each clean sweep is customized, meaning a walk-through of the area to be cleaned is required prior to an appointment so that your expectations match the outcome. This Groupon expires at the end of March, so do your spring-cleaning before spring actually comes, or get your place ready for the holidays.Follow @Groupon_Says on Twitter.
"Billie" of Billie Goat Cleaning Services was teased about her name as a child. Her husband convinced her to use the moniker for her cleaning business, saying she should "make a negative into a positive." It seems an apt philosophy for a company whose technicians specialize in eliminating stains and transforming dirty spots into sparkling-clean areas. All of the company's technicians are insured and have been rigorously screened prior to being hired to ensure that staff members are skilled, professional, and able to blast a stain to oblivion while riding on the back of a bucking lawnmower.
Window Genie’s scum-busters arrive to each job in a clearly marked chariot armed with the necessary equipment to tackle exterior household dust and decay. Pane pamperers kick off a window cleaning for homes up to two stories by scraping off tree sap, bird droppings, and other hard-to-clean debris with a specially designed blade that moonlights as a shiv stunt double in prison movies. Then, they’ll suds up sills to wipe away dust and accumulated grime, and they'll scrub soiled screens for an extra fee ($1 each). An exterior-only clean endows fixed-plate windows ($2.75 each), double-hung windows ($4.50 each), and triple-track storm windows ($12 each) with enough sparkle to make diamond-encrusted neighbors jealous. Or, homeowners can opt for an interior-exterior cleaning, and careful cleaners will shed shoes before entering abodes to avoid leaving footprints on carpet ($5–$18/window).
After traveling to cities outside of Charlotte, earth enthusiasts Fiona and Marley began envying the other towns' stockpiles of eco-friendly stores. Back home, they could always buy green products on the web, but since they had no opportunity to sample or even look at them before delivery, they were frequently disappointed with their purchases. They decided to take matters into their own hands in January 2011 by establishing ecolicious—a one-stop market for vegan and eco-friendly wares.
Each item at ecolicious bears a product tab with a review by staff members, who personally test the goods they shelve. Jewelry crafted by local artisans hangs near vintage clothing, raw snacks, and cleaning supplies made from humanely harvested soap bubbles. Within the store's bright blue walls, Community Supported Agriculture members can also pick up their seasonal shipments of local produce.
The licensed and insured cleaners at Make Ready Matt's Cleaning service are so confident in their work that they offer free recleanings for dissatisfied customers who voice their concerns within 24 hours. Their confidence comes from the fact that they’ve got cleaning down to a science, relying on a detailed checklist to perform basic and deep cleanings. Basic cleanings center around the kitchen, where cleaners remove stains from stovetops, wipe the front and top of refrigerators, and clean the insides and exteriors of microwaves. In deeper, detailed cleaning services, they evict dust from baseboards, windowsills, and light fixtures. Aware of the popularity of stainless steel fixtures, children, and countertops in modern homes, they have developed their own technique to leave those surfaces sparkling.
Top of the Line specializes in cleaning on the go with mobile detailing services and housecleaning sessions. When car detailing, the mobile technicians journey to wherever dirty cars reside, be it a suburban cul-de-sac or urban office complex. Technicians arrive armed with buffers, hand wax, and assorted cleaning products to pulverize dirt from fenders and rid grime from tires. Customers need only furnish access to water and electricity.
If customers' cars aren't the only place that needs sprucing, the Top of the Line team can also clean home and commercial kitchens and bathrooms. The team disinfects all surfaces, polish stainless steel and metal surfaces, and target every nook and cranny of stoves and microwaves.