Merry Maids' hyperefficient dusters clean more than 300,000 residences each month in North America. Unleashed on the interior wilderness of an unkempt abode, the cleaning commando's voracious vacuum hunts down and devours dust dodos, paper-scrap porcupines, and other clutter-causing prey. Then, armed with nuclear-powered sponges and scum-seeking lasers, the militant maid scours countertops and tile grout with the meticulousness of a pilot scraping Dubble Bubble off his plane's instrument panel.
In 2007, Pat Newton founded The House Call Memphis on the philosophy that customers deserve thorough, reliable home cleaning performed by the same trustworthy staffer every time. Pat's licensed, bonded, and insured employees rid residential environments of accumulated grunge with custom cleaning solutions, blended with clients' allergies and scent preferences in mind. The staff shines appliance exteriors, sanitizes bathroom floors and fixtures, and vacuums carpets to evict grit, grime, and loitering encyclopedia salesmen. The House Call crew can undo day-to-day dinginess with standard scrub downs or prepare homes for open-house viewings with meticulous deep cleanings. Customers can click here for a complete list of services.
With sleeves rolled up and checklists made, An Angel's Touch tackles even the toughest housecleaning duties. Housecleaners come armed with professional-grade cleaning products and buckets of elbow grease to leave counters free of filth and tubs devoid of grime. The menu of services includes regular or deep cleaning, the latter of which ensures every nook and cranny meets the end of a dust rag, mop, or broom—from floors to the gaggle of remote-controlled helicopters moonlighting as ceiling fans.
A locally owned company with more than 15 years of experience, Clearer Image makes pane polishing virtually painless. Dial up a friendly scheduler and pick a date and time for the service, noting which windows need cleaning ($8–$13 each) and how many T-shirt cannons shooting eggs have fired at your house since the last scrub.
With a veritable cornucopia of laundry-related services at its disposal, Drake Cleaners will get your garments in running order, whether you're dealing with severe stains, soiled leather, or presumptuous hemlines. Dry cleaning is available for every article imaginable, from pants and shirts ($6.85 each) to sweaters ($7.25), afghans ($15.50), and suede or leather coats ($30+). Get cloth laundered in the traditional, wet manner, including including laundry shirts ($2.85), pants and jeans ($6.85), lab coats ($7), and tablecloths ($15.50+). Drake also specializes in stain removal, with a notable stain-related guarantee of "see spot, see spot go." An entire alteration department is also available to handle everything from the smallest button replacements to the largest rococo-gown rescaling. Call for adjustment prices and turnaround times, and be sure to mention your Groupon.
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.