Ace Hardware's well-stocked aisles abound with home goods, tools, and furnishings for nearly any home-improvement project. Pick up a Steel Grip six-piece screwdriver set ($8.49), a Stanley rip hammer ($9.49), 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. Home improvers can illuminate their newfound décor with a 6-pack of Ace bent tip light bulbs ($17.94), the better to see by while making use of a Purdy four-piece premium paint-tray kit ($19.99). For those who need to match paint to a favorite coverlet or choose a hue that complements a pleather recliner, most stores offer a paint-matching service free of charge. Keys can be copied, and barnacle-encrusted carpet cleaned with the help of a rented carpet-cleaning machine (inquire about pricing at your preferred location).
A full-service tree-care company, Arbor Artistry spoils saplings with attentive and professional coddling. Regular tree trimmings promote growth, remove dead wood, and keep branches from grabbing nearby power lines. After trimmings, crowns grow lush and full, boosting backyard shade and the squirrel real-estate market. One hour is usually long enough to trim one large tree, but you can also put the value of today’s Groupon toward an all-day job to remove hazardous trees ($1,200) or take advantage of a variety of other tree services.
With more than 35 facilities spread across Arizona and California, StorAmerica helps homeowners, renters, and business owners manage their living and working spaces with handy self-storage units, huge 14? moving trucks, and safe stowing spaces for RVs, cars, and boats. Before freeing up valuable square footage in their domiciles, clients zero in on their exact storage-space requirement with a 3-D calculator, ensuring that every inch of storage is put to use. In addition to helping customers haul and stock cargo, California Arizona Storage Centers recycles computers, TVs, copiers, and other electronics through its All Green Electronics Recycling program, diverting more than 250,000 pounds of waste from landfills since 2010, and staving off the imminent nanobot uprising for at least a few more years.
The insured exterminators at Manny's Pest Control make it their mission to drive off colonies of pests plaguing homes and businesses. The team specializes in eliminating drywood and subterranean termites, but also handles other scourges ranging from roaches and spiders to gophers and rats. After the spray phase, treated areas are typically safe for children and pets to return to once dry, which can take 1–2 hours outside and 2–3 hours inside, provided the pests don't make a final stand with water balloons.