Dust is relentless. Whether a house's baseboards or under an office's conference table, no environment can quell its endless invasions. Luckily, the crew at Magnifi-Scent Cleaning Company is just as unforgiving, sending its bonded and insured professionals to both residential and commercial sites equipped with environmentally friendly cleaning products and their own set of strict cleaning standards. As part of their methodical mission, the cleaners also follow lengthy, room-specific checklists, making sure to thoroughly wipe down everything from the kitchen's microwave to the bedroom nightstand's microwave.
Sparkle's thread cleansing doyens have been sprucing up sullied duds with dry cleaning and laundering services for fifty years. The locally owned clean machine offers same-day service for no additional charge, taking in suits ($12.69+) soiled from early-morning coffee spills and preparing them for elegant evenings of cocktail-party pie-fights. Tidy up your skirts ($7.28+) and dresses ($11.61+) in time to enjoy the summer sun, or boycott warmer weather in style with a spotless jacket ($7.61+). The secure after-hours drop-off creates a discreet location to unload shirts ($5.67+), pants ($4.98+), and tin-foil jumpsuits brought back from the future as souvenirs by quantum- leaping relatives.
When the cleaners are finished, you’ll be able to breathe easier. Increase your satisfaction with a look at one thing they’ve banished: dust.
Whether you're resting in a mountain cabin, traveling through a city, or being vented out an airlock into outer space, dust is all around you. Microscopic particles—usually a combination of soil, pollen, skin cells, and minerals—can pile up quickly indoors. The problem is exacerbated by tiny creatures called dust mites, which gather in groups of up to 500 per gram of dust to devour flakes of human skin while multiplying in number, excreting waste, and probably chittering away. No matter where you are on Earth, a mote of dust is presently traveling straight toward your eye, thanks to the persistent creation of dust in almost any climate humans inhabit.
Even beyond our planet, dust is ubiquitous: astronomers face the universe's untidiness every time they peer through a telescope and find formations of cosmic dust, which absorb the visible light around them. Although it comes from exploding stars rather than flaky humans, space dust isn't so different from the domestic variety: a 2007 paper published in IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science explored the similarities between the formation of dust bunnies under beds and the coagulation of space dust into planets.
Squeegee Pros’ husband-and-wife team is fully licensed and insured to protect and clean windows and glass, arriving at each job promptly in uniform carrying appropriately sized ladders to get up close and personal with each residential window. Though not included with today's deal, they’ll also clean the screens and will vanquish hard-water stains in an effort to remove the calcium, magnesium, and mineral deposits that can eventually corrode the glass. Depending on the severity of the stain, Squeegee Pros uses a chemical removal process or a total glass resurfacing, two techniques that can also de-cloud glass shower doors. The glass guardians at Squeegee Pros clean mirrors and ceiling fans in addition to windows, taking time to remove cobwebs before spiders get a chance to spell any four-letter words.
Tucson Clay Co-op deftly kneads amateur and advanced potters together in a community-centric amalgam of learning and play. Each clay celebration commences with a pottery-wheel tutorial from a team of centrifugally savvy instructors, followed by two hours of artisanal spinning, pinch potting, and convivial mudslinging. Earmark winsome Canopic jars and interpretive evil-twin effigies for preservation in the cleansing fires of the co-op’s kiln for an additional $5 each, or cast clay aside and mold a moveable feast from an array of complimentary refreshments.
The Designer Cookie’s slate of gourmet sweet eats, all made with fresh and high-quality ingredients, inspires Pavlovian displays of salivating upon sight. Sample the savoury buttercream-frosting-crested squires in The Designer Cookie’s court with your choice of six items from the bakery’s dozen signature cupcakes. The decadence of The Designer Cookie’s couture cupcakes is seen in their fashion-pun names—let the banana cake and chocolate frosting of the Dolce and Banana sashay down the catwalk of your esophagus or get good face from the chocolate-on-chocolate-on-chocolate charm of the Luciano Sobrownie. The Lemon for All Mankind places a crown of cream-cheese frosting and lemon zest on a lemon cake, and the Jean Paul Brulé confettis toffee sprinkles upon a caramel cake with toasted buttercream. Other frosted fare includes the Donna Carrot carrot cupcake with cream-cheese frosting and walnuts, the Pradapple butterscotch and brown-sugar cupcake with candy-apple frosting, and the Christian Louboutea vanilla-sesame cupcake with green-tea frosting.