Feather dusters were first invented as an affordable substitute for the dusting chicken, which once coexisted with such other household helpers as the hunting hound, the pack mule, and the laundry otter. Make your home cozy sans critters with today's Groupon: for $35, you get three hours of cleaning for areas up to 3,300 square feet from T&T Cleaning Services (a $135 value). For a list of service area zip codes, click here.
The savvy scrubbers of T&T Cleaning Services, a minority- and woman-owned business, root out dust, dirt, and grime from all manner of household surfaces in Chicago-area and Northwest Indiana homes. Over the course of three hours, crews will absterge up to 3,300 square feet of tile, ceramic, wood, marble, and carpet. The blemish-hunters may also tackle hands-on specialty services, wiping down stainless steel or degreasing microwaves. Technicians show up Monday–Saturday from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., armed with their own cleaning supplies and tips on keeping homes clean and using paper-towel tubes to create working telescopes.