Clean Up


Who’s got time to wash stuff or fix things? By golly, not you! But these people do. They’ll even come to your house.

Car detailers

Ever wished someone else would polish the scratches out of your car or vacuum the dead leaves off the carpet? These people will, and they’ll pick up your car, too.

Blue Wave Car Wash

1379 West Main Road, Middletown
If you’re in the Newport area, Blue Wave will pick up and deliver your car at no extra charge for a complete interior/exterior detailing starting at $125. They’ll also detail just the inside or outside for $70. Outside Newport/Middletown, Blue Wave will pick up your car for an additional charge, depending on where you are. There’s a surcharge for dog hair removal, too, but you may score a free loaner car in the deal.

Fantastic Finishes
101 Comstock Parkway, Cranston
Fantastic Finishes offers full-service, interior/exterior car detailing for $150 to $185, depending on the size of your vehicle and scope of service. They also detail boats. The company will pick up your car from your home or office and have it back to you before the end of the workday. Pickup is included in the price. Owner Eddie Demazio’s been detailing every kind of vehicle for the past twenty years, including Porsches, Rolls Royces and Aston Martins. “I love cars,” he says. “I’ve detailed every car you can imagine. I never advertise. Ninety percent of my business is word of mouth.”

Three Ducks Car Wash and Detailing

400 Main Road, Tiverton
There’s no charge to pick up your car in the Tiverton area. Bumper-to-bumper detailing inside and out starts at $120, depending on your vehicle’s size.

House cleaners

Let’s face it: tidying up the old homestead is about dead last on everyone’s action list. It’s a dirty job, but somebody’s gotta do it. And if not you, all the better.

After Hours Pro Cleaning Services
These folks will clean the heck out of your house or office. They’ll also change  linens, do laundry and run errands for you. They’ll spruce up your office after hours, too. Plus they do last-minute calls. Never heard of a cleaning emergency, you say? Try this one: Someone was getting new carpet installed, and ripped up their old broadloom only to find a mess of mildew and mold on their concrete floor. It had to be zapped before the new carpet could go down. After Hours zoomed over in a flash and washed the whole floor. For regular cleaning chores, there’s a two-hour minimum and a charge of $25 and up, which includes two cleaners. Ask for a free estimate. The company cleans anywhere in Rhode Island and southeastern Massachusetts.

The Maids
The Maids will send a clean team over as often as you need them: daily, weekly, biweekly, monthly. The company offers something they call their “22-Step Healthy Touch Deep Cleaning System,”  a scrubfest that’ll leave your entire house so clean, you’ll think you’re in the wrong one. They even hand wash your floors and change your linens. Their first visit comprises a comprehensive cleaning billed at $140 per hour (ten rooms typically require about two hours to finish). After that, you’ll get a set rate per visit. For example, a ten-room home cleaned every other week by a team of three or four maids costs about $130. They even bring their own cleaning supplies and will travel to homes anywhere in Rhode Island.

Top to Bottom Cleaning Services
These folks will come to your place as often as you want. And for some of us, that can’t be often enough. Owner Tony Leonardo says, “We send the same person each time, so you don’t have strangers coming into and out of your house.” The company charges by the room; an average three-bedroom, one-bath, one-kitchen, one-living room home runs about $60 for the whole shebang on a weekly basis. All polishing and dusting is done by hand, and hardwood floors are cleaned with a two-step system, including a special wood-care product. They’ll also clean your carpets. Top to Bottom’s cleaners bring all their own cleaning products, and serve all of Rhode Island. The company also offers a “Clutter Control Service.” “Some people have too much stuff in their homes to move,” said Leonardo. “We’ll organize that for them.” 

Dry cleaners

All of these dry cleaners will pick up your clothing and deliver it to your home.

Ashaway Dry Cleaning
Ashaway, 744-0505
If your dry cleaning order is $40 or more, Ashaway Dry Cleaning will pick up and deliver it free (under $40, it’s $3 per trip). Besides clothing, they also clean rugs and bridal gowns, and they do tailoring.

At Your Door Dry Cleaners

North Providence, 231-3131
Offering free pick up and delivery of “everything we can carry out the door,” including garments, drapes and rugs, they serve most of the state except Westerly and Charlestown. No minimum charge.

Best Cleaners
Warwick, 737-7979
They will pick up and deliver your dry cleaning free of charge in Warwick and Cranston.

Bill Del Nero Cleaners and Laundry
Newport,  847-6800
Jamestown, 423-1142
Portsmouth, 682-2220
They’ll pick up and deliver locally for a charge of twenty-five cents per garment, or $2 per pound.

Pier Cleaners
Wakefield, 789-2333
Pick up and delivery are free to South Kingstown, Narragansett, North Kingstown and Exeter, and include a free VIP bag.

Suburban Cleaners

Westerly, 596-2457
They’ll pick up and deliver free “from Mystic to Exeter,” and give you a free VIP garment bag!