As parents themselves, the owners of Safe Nest Babyproofing understand the importance of keeping little ones well protected. During in-home consultations, staff members walk through houses room by room, educating parents on safety issues while compiling a list of recommendations. Afterward, they discuss potential products for baby-proofing the home, customers can choose to have them install stairway gates and other items for an additional fee.
At Michelle Ducato's home, every item has its place. This, she says, is the foundation of keeping an organized home. She's also the founder of Contain Home Organization, through which she saves her clients from clutter, whether in their closet, pantry, home office, or bedroom. During an in-home consultation, she creates a plan of attack; then, during subsequent work sessions, she helps her client put the space in order and suggests methods for maintenance that don't involve screaming "Put it away!" every 10 minutes. She's such an avid organizer that she also shares tips and product recommendations on her blog, and even works with far-off clients remotely, poring over emailed photos to craft an organization plan.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of ?hard-to-find tools,? and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone?s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
You can use your Groupon for a basic closet organization, where Claire will analyze how best to utilize your space before whipping your closet into shape and taking any purged clothing to Goodwill afterwards for no additional fee. Claire can put those same organizational skills to use in your kitchen pantry or personal file drawers. You can also have her shop for your groceries, pick up your dry cleaning, or schedule up to four appointments or reservations. For travelers, Claire can pack for your trip, organize your travel itinerary, or write your thank-you notes for two hours. She'll even analyze your schedule and develop a plan to streamline your daily and weekly activities.
Trantow Design is an in-home design consulting service. Clients can get help with choosing paint colors, room layout, furniture and accessory selection, room makeovers, window treatments, fabric selections, finish selection for remodeling projects (flooring, countertops, cabinets). Trantow Design is there to help.
Before he started coaching clients in perfecting their personal brand, image consultant Joshua Davis spent years sailing across the Atlantic, living on the shores of the Mediterranean, and modeling for world-renowned companies. Today, he teaches businesspeople, socialites, and everyday folks how to network with new people, and market themselves through their wardrobe and hairstyle. Armed with impeccably tailored business attire and a firm grip on social cues and etiquette, clients can nail their upcoming job interview, make new friends and connections at formal events, and stride out into the world with a newfound confidence.