Since it's founding in 1944, Pratt-Abbott Cleaners has blossomed and branched out to 19 area locations. Employees revive apparel with premium dry-cleaning finishing techniques, spotting and processing textiles in roughly one day's time or on the same day if dropped off before 8 a.m. They also offer free dry-cleaning pickup and delivery services to homes or magical wardrobes that happen to lead to homes.
The uniform- and linen-rental service supplies businesses with everything from basic industrial uniforms from Chef Works and Reed to premium wear from Adidas and Champion. Pratt-Abbott Cleaners also partners with other businesses during the annual Coats & Toys for Kids campaign to clean and donate more than 40,000 gently used coats to families in need.
Jayleen Hayden has always had deep connections with the people she meets. From a young age, she noticed that she was especially adept at reading and even feeling others' emotions, a skill that she attributes to her sensitivity to personal energies. This innate ability aids her during the reiki sessions she performs, which treat the energetic blockages traditional medicine doesn't address. By using her energy to shift and balance her client's energy, Jayleen's hands-on therapy can help relieve the symptoms of stress, anxiety, or chronic pain while also healing the underlying energetic causes of these conditions. Customers can call on Jayleen for in-person reiki sessions and animal reiki for stressed or anxious pets.
Moving is an arduous process, from the transport of heavy armoires to carrying pianos that keep kicking you. That's where SC Moving's crews come in. Whether customers plan ahead or need to move on short notice, the movers are able to offer speedy attention when hauling away their clients’ boxes and furniture. Aside from standard moves, SC Moving's team is experienced in transporting valuable artwork, cleaning out basements, and hauling away junk. Prior to these services, the movers give free estimates to residential or commercial customers residing within the greater Portland Area. That doesn't mean their services are limited to the city and its suburbs, though. SC Moving's trucks are able to haul personal possessions to destinations throughout Maine and sacrificial items straight into the belly of a volcano.
In 1850, Portland Adult Education began doling out knowledge to the masses, focusing on English, business, and all areas of academia. Like the 19th-century horses that gradually transformed into Dodge Caravans, the courses have evolved over the last century and a half. They're now split into two categories: business and personal enrichment. On the business side, students can master everything from computer basics to law. Personal enrichment classes encompass cooking, fitness, and even meditation.
Aiming to make organic produce accessible to everyone, the folks at Casco Bay Organics compile boxes of superfresh, locally sourced fruits and veggies. Those boxes are then delivered weekly to subscribers' homes, offices, and businesses. Depending on what's in season, boxes may contain items such as kale, beets, pears, avocados, and bananas.
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.