For more than three decades, Rocky Ridge Hardware has kept handy Birmingham homeowners well stocked in topnotch tools, gardening supplies, collegiate memorabilia, and antiques. Fanatical fixer-uppers can get their fix by perusing aisles adorned with brand-name wares organized in an array of do-it-yourself categories including paint, electrical, lawn care, plumbing, and robot defense. Protect newly painted walls with odorless Kilz spray primer ($4.99), keep hardwood floors fresh with a Bona floor-care system ($29.99), or measure that giant reptilian bone you found in the backyard with a brand new 25-foot measuring tape ($7.89).
With spring spreading like a bag of spilled gravy, now is the ideal time to throw open the windows and get home-care projects underway. Pick up a Steel Grip six-piece screwdriver set ($8.49), a VPT rip hammer ($6.29), and a whole bunch of screws, anchors, and bolts (prices vary), and you'll be ready to finally mount every buffalo nickel and steel penny in your coin collection. Illuminate the newfound décor with a 12-pack of Ace light bulbs ($21.48), the better to see by as you make use of a Purdy Chinex Slide paint brush ($14.99–$19.99). If you need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, each store offers a paint-matching service free of charge, or you can get keys made for your home or your car thanks to their automotive chip key cutting service.
With a stylish selection and an expert team, EyeCare Associates stocks frames by designers such as Kate Spade, Nine West, Hugo Boss, and Guess. Comprised of doctors and eyewear specialists, the team can screen for eye disease, administer eye exams, fit contact lenses, and repair old frames.
Jennifer Jones, founder of LifeStyle Organizing Services LLC, unleashes an arsenal of services to restore order to homes and offices while consulting and consoling clients with tips for lasting tidiness. After hatching a strategy during an on-site assessment, Jennifer reshuffles living rooms, rids kitchens of countertop clutter, and frees garages from forgotten bikes and life-size cutouts of Richard Nixon. Jennifer then infiltrates jumbled offices to sort files and solve storage problems before streamlining email boxes. Focused on recycling and reusing, the straightening specialist helps homeowners determine which unwanted items to recycle, sell, or tuck into the pouch of a slumbering koala. LifeStyle de-clutters homes and offices within Jefferson and Shelby counties, but will travel outside these havens for an additional $0.25 per mile. Neither straightening supplies nor the will to let go are included in this Groupon.
For more than 13 years, the friendly crew at Superior Cleaning Service has applied a meticulous touch to dingy domiciles. The company's trained technicians will annihilate grime from your windows (interior and exterior), shine chandeliers, or de-clutter your gutters using high-quality and environmentally safe products. Or have the deep-clean specialists blast away dirt and debris from the exterior of your home during a mold- and mildew-eliminating, low-pressure power wash. No matter the season, Superior Cleaning Service works efficiently to scour home surfaces and add sparkle to windows just in time for big family events and exhibitionist Monopoly games.
Positively Funny Inc.'s troupe of talented actors fully improvises each of its energetic shows, heeding audience suggestions to fuel an ever-changing roster of family-friendly laughs. During performances, attendees and sentient mad-lib books proffer comedic proposals, then watch as the skilled jokesmiths swiftly spin submissions into a slate of completely new material. The ensemble's performance schedule includes a weekly Tuesday-evening show at The Rare Martini.
Positively Funny Inc. bestows its chuckle-producing wisdom upon nascent comedians during frequent classes and workshops and helps celebrate special events with mobile performances that, like most kids' first birthday parties, include a roast of the guest of honor. All of Positively Funny Inc.'s performances support Perform-4-A-Purpose, a division of the organization that produces educational programs geared toward youth and teenagers. The programs deliver positive social messages about such topics as bullying, self-esteem, conflict resolution, and tax laws on lunchroom trading.