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.
Laura Home Services? insured and bonded home-care professionals pool their many talents to clean homes and attend to personal-care needs. The team at Laura Home Services predicates its mission around lightening families? work loads, procuring outstanding home services such as thorough housecleaning and home care. The staff at LHS looks after families? welfare and safety by carefully selecting each of its staffers, who have all completed background checks and can name at least 40 out of 50 state capitals.
While a person might wear clothes ranging from basic tees and pants to slinky cocktail dresses, they can't lump everything together when it comes time to do laundry. That’s why the technicians at Fabricare Cleaners offer laundering services in addition to their three styles of dry cleaning: one for basic items, one for fragile items needing special care, and one using biodegradable, eco-friendly detergents. They have a reciprocal relationship with the Fashion Institute of Technology, in which they teach the school how to service garments and the school teaches them how to understand construction. This training enables them to immediately recognize stains and fabric type, allowing them to accurately protect and clean clothes by using fabric-friendly chemicals and buttons previously worn by secret-service agents.
After more than 30 years in the business, the owners recently upgraded the facilities to incorporate green technology and use less energy during their processes. In their upgraded facility, the staff can efficiently clean clothes, furs, house decor, and shoes, which can be dropped off in one of the 24-hour kiosks and are returned with the shop’s free delivery service. They also provide reusable garment bags, helping cut down on plastic waste and large cat nests found in the closet corner.
EcoMaids uses only non-toxic, chemical-free products that won't harm your family, your pets, your family's family of pets, your pet family, or the environment. These gentle yet effective products get surfaces sparkly clean without damaging furniture finishes or utility surfaces. In roughly two hours, EcoMaids will dust, spray, scrub, wipe, scrub, wipe, mop, wipe, and sweep your floors, surfaces, baseboards, and more. They'll empty the garbage, clean encrusted tomato sauce from the microwave, dust shelves, knickknacks, and paddywhacks, and fold toilet paper into a welcoming triangle. Take a look at EcoMaids' checklist to see all the services they provide.