Sometimes, an experienced user's advice helps us save a lot of time and money.
This page is a collection of resources that we use rarely enough we're likely to forget about them or not know about them. Comments have been culled from various neighborhood lists.
"I get the propane tanks refilled at BJ's in Stoneham, MA. (...) I use them because propane is a LOT cheaper there to begin with, but a second reason is that they only charge you for the propane it takes to top off the tank. Most other places just charge a flat rate for a refill even if your tank is still half full.
Even if you are not a BJ's member, it still pays to have your tanks refilled there because they won't charge you for gas they didn't have to put in the tank."
-- Thanks, HM, for that precious advice!
Pamela & Kevin Upholstery on Broadway 205 A Broadway Arlington, MA 02474 781-646-6708 email@example.com http://upholsteryonbroadway.squarespace.com/
"Arlington is very lucky to have a wonderful upholstery shop on Broadway. They reupholstered two occasional chairs for me and did a beautiful job for very little money." [LG]
A second thumbs-up for Upholstery on Broadway. They did an amazing job on 2 chairs we have that dated from the late 1800s. - http://upholsteryonbroadway.squarespace.com/ [DH]
Pamela and Kevin have a great shop and did a beautiful job on a very large window seat for me. Each time I was in the shop it was bustling with many eager learners trying their hand at do it yourself upholstery projects in a learn how class! Yet another option for you crafty people out there! [M]
Pam and Kevin reupholstered two chairs and ottoman and a sleeper couch for a very reasonable amount of money. AND they did it quickly (in stages) so I was not without furniture for more than a week.[KF]
Richman's Zipper Hospital 318 Harvard St Brookline, MA (617) 277-0039 http://www.zipperhospital.com/
"My goto place for zipper repair has always been Richman's Zipper Hospital in Brookine -- it's in the Arcade building at 318 Harvard St,between Commonwealth and Beacon St. They've always been terriffic, and very pleasant as well. [JS]
I second this recommendation. They did a good job for us repairing a coat zipper, and since zippers is almost all they do they are very experienced with them! [TL]