Scenic City Storage's ample indoor and outdoor stockpiling space allows customers to house surplus supplies for short- or long-term rental periods with no deposit required. The 5'x5' room ($28+/month) can hold small furniture, bikes, or clothing and the 10'x15' area contains the same square footage as a one-bedroom apartment ($99+/month). The largest space is the plus-size 20'x20' chamber ($299+/month), which can fit a car, years' worth of discarded pizza boxes, or a taxidermy dinosaur collection. Weather-sensitive items might find a better home in one of the climate-controlled units and intrepid inanimate objects such as RVs and boats would do just as well in the long-term parking lot ($40+/month).
When Trustus Cleaning Service's licensed and bonded crews show up to clean a house, they come prepared. They supply everything they need for the job, from vacuums and dusters to a cleanser strong enough to remove a coffee stain that looks like Jerry Mathers from the couch, though not the image of his boyish grin from our hearts. The cleaners work through a customer-created list of tasks; they might dust the shelves, disinfect the bathroom, or clean the gunk out of the microwave. If needed, they can also spruce up garages and clean carpets.
Fretboard cartographer Scott LaFlamme draws on dexterities gleaned as the guitarist for renowned glam-rock band Bang Tango in private lessons that chart harmonic scales and explore the edges of musical theory. Set in a working music studio, outfitted with ready-to-play guitars, basses, and pianos, Scott’s lessons forgo rigid instruction in favor of exercises that feed off his students’ stylistic inclinations. Aspiring axmen develop a playing style as well-rounded as the tail of a treble clef as Scott pinpoints their strengths and weaknesses, doling out praise for proper hammer-ons and gentle reprimands for off-angled stage dives. Piano lessons impart ivory-tickling techniques that make keyboards shudder with melodious laughter, and song-writing sessions illustrate how to ensnare future fans in hook-laden chord progressions.
The difference between buying a bike at a department store versus buying one at a specialty store is the staff members. Because they are well versed about riding mechanics and bike brands, they’re able to pair clients with ergonomic bikes suited to their intended use. The staff of Cycle Sport Concepts guides customers through the industrial show room’s rows of bikes, explaining which models are best suited for taking pleasure rides, racing, or for testing the speed of light by drag racing lampposts. Staff also put this knowledge to use when fixing bikes, usually repairing and returning rides within 24 hours.