The expert textile technicians of My Laundry Hamper have lathered clothing with eco-friendly practices for more than 30 years, customizing washes to match guests' preferred detergents, drying temperatures, and folding techniques. After receiving a welcome kit with reusable laundry bags and stain-cleaning tips, patrons pick a laundry plan that works best around their routine and mud-wrestling schedule. My Laundry Hamper's drivers pick up soiled fabric from doorsteps and ferry it to the garment bathhouse, where suds fly and stains release their grip on threads. After one day, clothing returns to stoops, freshly folded or hung, gabbing on about all the friends it made and ghost stories it heard. In addition to washable fabrics, guests relinquish dry cleaning for the staff to spiff up with a gentle, nontoxic process.
My Laundry Hamper also displays social responsibility by streamlining donations for the Big Sisters of Rhode Island and being a proud supporter of the Women's Center of Rhode Island. Cleansers pick up the center's bed linens each week, taking care of the wash so that the staff can spend more quality time with the women and children under their roof.
Jerry's Paint and Hardware has is a third generation hardware store that has been in business for almost 70 years. We pride ourselves on selection, service, and competitive pricing. We stock over 30,000 items, with the knowledge to service all of the products that we sell.
A two-year subscription to Woodcraft Magazine arms lathe laureates and router rookies alike with 12 issues of tips, tool reviews, and step-by-step instructions for a range of projects. With articles contributed by seasoned level-five woodworking gurus, recent issues have dispensed sage advice on such topics as glue management, staying safe at the table saw, and breaking boards with the power of suggestion. Step-by-step photography accompanies each set of design instructions, clearly detailing the progress of projects such as a fully finished set of stackable wine racks or a modular home office with a red-oak-and-plywood design. Tool experts introduce readers to the latest in woodworking technology with product reviews, and shop-design specialists keep timber tinkerers efficient with articles on specialized storage, shop setup, and making a robot assistant out of a mini fridge.
The cordial clothes caretakers at the family-owned Best Cleaners have expunged and primped area vestments for 56 years. Drop off grimy plain pants ($8.50), plain skirts ($8.50), jumpsuits ($21.30), or capes ($17.85), and they’ll treat each guest garment to an efficient pampering and de-schmutzing, clearing away stains and leaving collars crisp for popping. Their natural GreenEarth cleaning process is free of harsh chemicals and residual odors, earning appreciative smiles from the sun and keeping your native habitat from smelling like melted plastic Army men. Entrust your garb by 11 a.m. and it’ll be ready for pickup by 4 p.m.
As owner and operator of LockStar Salon, April Conley spends her days researching the latest trends, motivating her staff, and styling and chatting with her clients––and by her account, it’s the greatest job in the world. Amid candelabras and black paisley wallpaper, April and her styling team can transform strands with an elegant scissor cut, hair-smoothing relaxers, or bold color treatments with one of the salon’s Toni & Guy– or Paul Mitchell–trained stylists. Guests may also dip their feet into the salon’s indulgent spa menu, which offers mani-pedis, restorative facials, and soothing aromatherapy bodywork.