We used Amaidzing before a family party at our home and were very happy with the results. After having had a bad experience with another company, I was a bit leery about hiring another company, but I just didn't have the time to complete the job in time. Amaidzing came highly recommended, so I contracted them. While I was home supervising the entire time, they did a very good job and made the house sparkle.
We've a few of our domestics through the Norali Domestic Agency. It's been hit or miss with the people they've sent to us, mostly misses. The problems have ranged from broken items to the people never showing up. Norali came highly recommended to us, but our experience with them hasn't been so great.
The vegetable bread without cheese is my all time favorite bread ever - and you can only get it at Ani Bakery. They have the same version with cheese, but if you're trying to be good, the cheeseless version is just as marvelous. Even my kids love the vegetable bread there; it's such a treat for us.
Pacific Carpet Care did a very good job for us when we did a deep cleanse of the house for the holidays. I had called a maid service in to clean most things, but Pacific Carpet Care took care of all the carpets and did a fine job. The house looked great!
While I was happy with just about everything with the cake I picked up for my daughter's birthday at the Lotus Bakery, I can't say I was in love with it. The initial decoration was done beautifully and the cake tasted really good. When I asked them to write my daughter's name on it, it looked like it had been done by a kindergartener! I was so shocked, I asked them to scrape it off and do it over again. They looked at me like I had insulted them, but the did so reluctantly, only to do a marginally better job. I had them remove the writing altogether, went to the grocery store and picked up an icing tube and did it myself. While not neat and perfect, it came out a heck of a lot better than what the bakery had done.
My husband is the one who found Sam's Kosher Bakery in hopes of finding some great bagels. What he found instead, were the most perfectly flaky, delicious jelly donuts - just like the ones I grew up with on Long Island. I can eat the whole dozen by myself. No lie. Maybe not at one sitting, but I can do it!
My sister picked up some petit fours from La Galette to have with coffee at my house. One bite and I was hooked. Between the two of us, we practically inhaled the entire box she brought over! The little cakes were delectable, moist and uber delicious. I felt just a little bad that we didn't leave any behind for my family. Oh well! :)
My poor neighbors had the misfortune of using Eva's Domestic Agency. They were so upset, they wound up calling the police on them. The agency sent over unqualified people who stole things right from underneath them. I was home on the day the domestics were next door and I was curious when I saw someone I was unfamiliar with making trips from the house to their car, carrying things. I immediately called my neighbor. I later found out the domestic actually stole things from the house! Please do your research before allowing strangers into your home. It now scares me to death and we'll no longer use an agency without either my husband or myself being at home to supervise.
Red House Cleaning did the job for us after we had our backyard renovated. Through the weeks it took to get everything done, the back of the house was a total disaster. I had been gritting my teeth through it all, looking at all the dust and crud invading my back room. When it was all said and done, I called Red House Cleaning and they came right out. I didn't just have them clean the back of the house, I had them do the whole thing in anticipation of a party we were throwing. They were a God send! I couldn't have been more pleased with their thoroughness and attention to detail. Even my finicky husband was impressed by the level of detail they exuded. We would use them again, particularly in very messy circumstances.
Since we're not ready yet to buy all new furniture for our house, my husband and I decided to reupholster a few pieces to extend their life. Van Nuys Uphostery did a great job for us on our sectional couch, ottoman and end chairs. Their work was meticulous and breathed new life into our old pieces. The pieces came out so nice, I told my husband I didn't feel the need to buy new furniture anymore. To say he was happy is an understatement!