Starchies Cleaners’ friendly staff keeps frocks and other festoonery spick-and-span with a spread of scrubbing services. Choose to de-stain sullied garments, such as men’s sweaters ($3.49), women’s dresses ($3.99), or long lab coats with Bunsen-burner-shaped stains ($5.75). Besides bestowing clothing with a refreshingly crisp appearance, Starchies also tends to household dresswear, including queen comforters ($24.99) and bed shams ($3.25). For an additional $3.99 fee, orders of more than $15 can be delivered to a busy customer or clothed inanimate object.
By engaging children on their own level, the teachers at Kids R Kids childcare center and learning academy recognize their students for what they really are: developing brains trapped inside tiny, perfectly spherical heads. The programs hew to a philosophy of "Hug First, Then Teach," meaning they encourage a child's development on an emotional, intellectual, social, and physical level. Also essential to their teaching approach is family involvement—when new skills are introduced, the instructors make sure the parents know about the approach and aren't politically opposed to arithmetic.
They rely on their own curriculum, Brain Waves, which takes a neurologically based approach that combines educational lessons with good nutrition, regular sleep schedules, and secure relationships. Additionally, the Brain Waves curriculum helps develop brains with many forms of language (including sign language) and exposure to technology in a controlled environment.
U-Stor's gabled roofs, brick walls, and watchful video surveillance cameras guard over stored goods and valuables like a ruthless yet elegant gargoyle. Haul in your storables to one of U-Stor's four locations, where they'll be put in the tender confined care of U-Stor's sturdy units, each featuring 24-hour access and unique access codes that allow owners to toggle their personal mini-warehouse's alarm system. Protect your investment in collectible Nora Roberts books in a 5' x 5' unit (starting at $35 per month) or stack the large-print editions in a 10' x 40' facility (starting at $189 per month). U-Stor's units come in a large variety of sizes to suit your needs—visit U-Stor's website to see the available options. All driveways are well lit, and each facility is eminently accessible at any time thanks to the convenient drive-up entryways, allowing you to tow out and restock at your discretion.
The suds specialists at Bright Cleaners liberate garments from their layers of grime in a variety of laundry and dry-cleaning services. Starting with a careful examination of each textile, staffers treat dress shirts ($1.69), pants ($2.89), blazers ($3.99), and dresses ($12+) with a process that is tenacious enough to remove stains, but gentle enough to leave apparel mildly ticklish. Customers can also opt to have nuptial artifacts ushered safely into the future with wedding gown preservation services. In four to six weeks, dresses will be dry cleaned, hand-pressed, and folded into a container designed to maintain the gown's form. Acid-free tissue paper ensures no discoloration over time, and a sturdy outer casing protects delicate threads during transportation or use as the sail of a makeshift raft.