Mountain Air Duct Services improves air quality by hunting out dust and dander in all of the crannies in which it hides, from the tufts of carpet to the hard-to-reach panels of air ducts and dryer vents. Experts arrive equipped with powerful vacuums to remove malevolent dirt, debris, and allergens the home's airways, which they can bolster against future infestation with UV lamps. Specially trained and certified cleaners purge carpets and upholstery with techniques catered to each type of fabric, scouring suede with a gentle wand and drying oriental rugs with the wind of one hand clapping. Armed with infrared cameras and hygrometers, the crews ferret out mold and water damage before sanitizing, deodorizing, and disinfecting affected areas.
A Plus Tailors and Cleaners frees sullied shirts and blemished blouses from the burdens of being spotted in public?and also alters pants, suits, and gowns for personalized fits. A Plus technicians can remove spaghetti stains from dress shirts, coffee spots from ties, and saliva residue from hot-dog mascot costumes. Through the use of powerful detergents and tender hands, sweaters become filth-free, black dresses get restored to mirror-seducing shapeliness, and comforters are enabled to warm bodies without the lingering stench of gunpowder from attempts to celebrate the Fourth of July in bed.
For clothing conundrums beyond cleanliness, A Plus Tailors and Cleaners treats garments to an array of alteration services, hemming pants with cuffs to ankle-pleasing lengths or modifying pants with lining to fully accentuate shapely gams and bulky scarecrows. Gowns, suits, furs, and home dressings can also be altered. A Plus Tailors and Cleaners offers same-day tailoring for customers in a time crunch.
With locations spanning the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom, iLoveKickboxing.com has trimmed the waistlines of thousands of members while bolstering their confidence levels with engaging and varied total-body workouts. The program blends kickboxing techniques into a fat-burning, muscle-toning, and endurance-enhancing regimen. Limbs warm up with a quick jog before taking down imaginary opponents with a set of practice kicks and punches to drive home proper technique. The pummeling then switches to the one of many freestanding heavy bags, and incorporates ducking and weaving to boost heart rates. Teamwork drills help members tone up while cultivating camaraderie, which could lead to a partnership inspiring future buddy-cop-movie sensations.
A web-based rug purveyor with an outlet store in Pawtucket, RI, CMI has garnered several design awards for its high-quality braided floor coverings, all crafted in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Hundreds of styles, colors, and sizes rush to meet the eyes of carpet-seekers, ranging from the lapis-blue 24" x 36" Elegance ($100), which lives up to its name with alternating braid styles of downy chenille, to the playful tea-party-pink 24" x 36" Blokburst oval ($75), with touches of colored fabric amid plaited tresses. Each of the 24" x 36" reversible Pawtucket rugs ($50) presents a one-of-a-kind work of art assembled from excess yarns and braids, capable of simultaneously appeasing eyes, bare feet, and plaintive floorboards. Outdoor spaces can take cover with a 48" x 48" Renaissance ($375), a reversible, stain-resistant square rug crafted entirely from Sunbrella acrylic fibers. The shear natural line, developed by sheep nudist colonies, weaves all-natural, dye-free wool in eco-friendly reversible rectangles of flat braids ($150–$3,312.50).
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.
Now in their 10th year of dueling instruction, U.S. Fencing Association–certified coaches Michael and Anne Olson invite local squires to apprentice under the blade at their 3,500-square-foot sword school. At Blackstone Valley Fencing Academy, students ranked amateur through Arthurian clash in a safe and controlled environment over the course of six weekly classes. Beginning swordspersons are required to take the intro to fencing class, while experienced participants can wield their choice of foil, épée, or slashing saber as they parry and riposte across the academy’s four regulation-length electric-fencing strips. Sessions are divided by age for jousters as young as 7, and you can check the class schedule here. Participants should wear an embroidered gambeson and burnished chain mail, or at least court shoes and comfortable long pants.