With a bevy of awards under its dirt-vanquishing belt, Glyndon Lord Baltimore Cleaners transforms world-weary area rugs and dingy clothes into shining beacons of fiber and fabric. To kick off the degriming process, cleaners shake floor toupees loose of all dry dirt with a special RugBadger machine. After a pretest to ensure sturdiness and color stability, rugs are thoroughly cleansed of stains and odors from mildew, territorial pets, and random skunkings. A nontoxic antimicrobial disinfectant ensures that rugs remain as fresh as a bouquet of satin gardenias. There is no limit on rug size ($2.50/sq. ft. regular; oriental & silk $3.50/sq. ft.), and for a $50 fee, the specialists will also carefully move furniture, sweep, and replace furniture with polaroids of furniture upon delivery.
Hydrocarbon, an environmentally friendly organic compound, cleans every garment that enters 77 Green Dry Cleaners, including luxury garments from brands such as Armani, Chanel, and Escada. In addition to tailoring custom clothing and altering hems and waistlines, the shop can clean, repair, and preserve delicate wedding dresses with help from Wedding Gown Preservation Co., which has cared for dresses since 1913, the year weddings first came to America.
For more than five decades, Prestige has been chaperoning precious pieces and extrafine fabrics through an extensive cleaning and restoring process. Cashmere sweaters (around $29.50) are carefully cleansed, silk skirts (around $19.95) are treated with the utmost respect, and Italian suit jackets (around $24.50) return magically reinforced with that new Ferrari smell. In Prestige's sanctuary of stain lifting, the talented tailors take care to protect fragile buttons and clasps, treat spots with a careful eye for delicate fabrics, and clean using a chlorine-free synthetic petroleum bath that approaches nervous nylon and skittish silk with a firm yet gentle hand. Hand finishing finishes the job by pressing unruly clothes into line with pleasant pleats, returning suits, shirts, and power kilts to their rightful owners looking clean, wrinkle-free, and capable of dating ten years younger than their chronological age.
The on-premises plant at Milestone Cleaners offers organic, biodegradable cleaning solutions that contain no harmful chemicals or harsh odors (no perc). Refresh your entire wardrobe with a bevy of dry cleaning services for pants, skirts, sweaters, and blouses ($5.95 each). Dapper dresses and two-piece suits are de-stained for $12.75 each, while plain work shirts are laundered and made ready for business for $1.85 each. Milestone Cleaners can spruce up your blazer ($7.65), groom your coat for jacket season, or prime your jacket for coat season ($13.95–$17.95). Milestone Cleaners specializes in hand finishing and stain removal.
When a career as a fitness instructor instilled in him the importance of a balanced yet palatable diet, Stephen Charles Lincoln founded The Protein Bakery in 1999 to sate clients' sweet teeth while maintaining fitness-focused bodies. Lauded by Oprah Winfrey as "genuinely delicious," the bakery's cookies, brownies, and blondies—all baked in small batches daily—blend decadent flavors with nourishing whey protein and wheat-free, high-fiber ingredients. Perfectly cut brownie squares in flavors such as mint and espresso¬ mingle with peanut-butter and chocolate-chip blondies to create protein-packed snacks. Cookies in flavors such as oatmeal cranberry and chocolate chocolate chip pack up to 6 grams of protein each to forge healthy treats and help to jump-start the bodybuilding careers of dessert-addicted Muppets.
The celluloid specialists at ScanDigital turn grainy 3"x5" photos and dented VHS tapes into dependable digital files that fill the future with the pleasant retrospections and introspections of a warm and wonderful past. With $100 worth of services, you can digitize roughly 200 photos, 175 negatives, 150 slides, six 3" 8mm film reels, or five videocassettes; mix any of the memory mediums of ScanDigital services (click here to see all the formats). The digitization process includes photo color correction and cleaning and prepping film to ensure the highest possible transfer quality. Go online and fill out a form that generates a shipping label, then mail the materials. After about three to four weeks, you get back the original copies along with their new, high-quality clones on DVD.