Southern Maine Storage’s 223 units line up in single-file lines to impress residential and commercial customers with their varying degrees of square-footage. The fully paved, overgrown safes stretch up to 10'x30' to accommodate overstock merchandise, boxed belongings, and haunted sofa cushions. An outdoor parking area provides refuge for cars, boats, and campers during the off-season, and an electronic security system staves off would-be thieves with its high fences and moat of alligators. After signing up for at least one month of storage, customers receive a 24-hour personal access code that allows them to check on their wares anytime throughout the week. Southern Maine Storage’s store also carries locks and complimentary hand trucks and pallets to alleviate the anxieties of moving.
Junk Monkey keeps residential and commercial spaces uncluttered with full-service junk removal. The company’s professional haulers arrive at homes, businesses, and construction sites ready to tote away nonhazardous items, either for reuse or recycling. Prior to an appointment, customers may call ahead with a list of things they’d like removed, and in return, Junk Monkey provides a price estimate before dispatching a team to the job site.
Focal Point Gardens cultivates an impressive collection of shrubs, trees, flowers, ornaments, and tools for the proper upkeep and beautification of gardens. A verdant selection of plants graces the horticultural repertoire, from a 12-inch hanging basket of annuals ($29.99) to a gallon container of perennials ($8.99) to 3 gallons' worth of ornamental grass ($24.99). Gardeners who crave variety can employ one of Focal Point Gardens' greenery gurus to plant and design custom bloom containers for the changing seasons or to match a porch-dwelling statue of a goose in a bee costume.
The team behind Viking Restoration DKI pours more than 16 years of experience into their work as they collaborate with Disaster Kleenup International. This network of restoration contractors helps victims of disasters rebuild their lives with an eco-friendly approach. When floods, fire, and mold strike, Viking restoration techs respond day or night with their upkeep efforts and carefully inspect their work to ensure safety.
In addition to providing general restorative services, they offer a unique approach to fire and smoke damage in their ultrasonic cleaning and processing area. In this tidy laboratory-like setting, techs don white coats and rubber gloves before meticulously scouring soot-sullied items, such as dishes, electronics, and precious porcelain doll collections, to make them good as new. They can also deodorize furniture, clean carpets, restore antiques, and help clients store their belongings throughout the process. Once the goods are spick-and-span, techs wrap fragile items in paper and foam and store them in wooden crates until customers are ready to move back into their newly restored homes.
Since its founding in 1996, the team at Phil Smith Painting has expanded its services from paint jobs to a swathe of home-improvement projects. Each project begins with a free consultation, where the handyman determines the scope of the requested work and the number of '80s-movie montages it will take to complete. The multitalented team can tackle such projects as pressure washing, driveway sealing, deck and fence installation, and attic and basement cleanouts.
Scott and Michele Littlefield have been keeping Portland and Saco's driveways, roadways, and commercial lots free of cracks and wear since 1995. Scott manages every project, lending a hand as his team of trained technicians applies coal tar or asphalt sealant and rubber crack filling to mend damaged pavement and chipped teacups. When they're not outfitting driveways with sleek, black finishes, technicians further help their clients keep up appearances by plowing snow, removing tree stumps from lawns, and painting parking-lot stripes.