Nu-Life Carpet & Upholstery Cleaner’s professional rug-scrubbers, certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration, purify carpets using powerful truck-mounted steam cleaners. Upon their arrival at customers’ homes, technicians set to work removing stains and banishing dirt trapped in carpet fibers and the pages of tell-all memoirs. On return visits, homeowners can request that other rooms be cleaned, or space out service to maintain previously steamed carpets. Workers can also clean sofas using dry-cleaning or steam-extraction techniques, depending on the type of fabric. Freshly pressed sofas show fewer signs of aging and wear and enable better naps than couches covered in a fine dust of cheese powder.
Forever Clean owner Raylene Ewing, who's worked in the cleaning industry for 16 years, still channels her degrees in criminal justice and psychology to make savvy business decisions. She hires fully bonded and insured housekeepers to scour homes from top to bottom, sending the same employees on repeat visits to increase familiarity with the home. By heeding common complaints about other companies, she has also developed a reliable system for leaving each room spotless, which includes hand washing all the hard floors instead of simply lighting them on fire.
The staff members can purge private residences, apartments, and offices of grime. They strive to accommodate homeowners by providing detailed estimates over the phone, even after traditional business hours, and do not charge additional fees for homes with pets.
Village Laundromat delivers fresh-folded laundry seven days per week within a 25-mile radius of Newark. Schedule a pick-up over the phone or send soiled socks up your flagpole and Village Laundromat liaisons will whisk away washables. Blouses, bed sheets, and breeches are given a sudsy bath, complete with fabric softener and bleach if necessary. Each article is then folded neatly and delivered to your doorstep faster than the speed at which electricity flows through copper wiring. Businesses in need of unsullied uniforms and spotless tablecloths can also put this Groupon to good use.
Just walking distance from the University of Delaware’s campus, The Zen Den offers non-competitive yoga and massage services in a calm and welcoming studio focused on helping people find their best self and flourish in their community. The schedule features Pilates and a variety of yoga classes offered seven days a week. Yoga styles include kundalini, prenatal, and hatha flow yoga with an emphasis on Zen meditation, and the staff can work with clients to figure out which classes and teachers best fit their practice. Additionally, The Zen Den’s pair of licensed massage-therapists— also the co-owners—soothe bodies and minds with a slate of massages such as deep tissue, Swedish, fertility, and sports.
Caffe Gelato sates appetites with Northern Italian and French- and Mediterranean-inspired fare, house-made gelato, and vino from a 1,500-bottle cellar, all of which has amassed the restaurant an impressive collection of praise and awards from the likes of Delaware Today and Wine Spectator. Meats such as filet mignon and prosciutto-wrapped veal appear alongside a rotating collection of seafood entrees, such as pan-seared scallops, truffle maple-roasted salmon, and local line-caught rockfish. House-made pappardelle and linguine pastas entangle ingredients ranging from littleneck clams to lump crab to chiffonade-cut basil. Twenty-four rotating flavors of gelato are crafted on the restaurant’s premises, delighting tongues with a chocolate-hazelnut blend or scoops of raspberry. Sommeliers strap on their headlamps and crampons to belay into the caverns of the restaurant’s opulent wine cellar, where more than 100 varietals nestle in bottles.
Half-moon booths welcome companionable groups among sunny yellow-and-red-orange walls in the dining room, and the gleam of a granite bar inspires tipplers to toast the memory of loyal pet rocks.