There have been several instances recently when I wanted to give myself a high five because of local businesses that have made my life less smelly, simpler and artistically engaged. The following shout outs to Austin Bin Wash, Coleman Express Lube, Auto Title Services and Articulture randomly express businesses that I think are worthy of spreading the news and becoming a loyal customer to these fine folks.
Austin Bin Wash is a service I was recently introduced to from a client, and I think this particular invention could rally any others as a most useful household chore contender. Our trash bin smelled to high heaven a few weeks back after a dead rat along with extra stinky trash was deposited into it. I scheduled a cleaning of both my trash and recycle bins and returned home early Wednesday to shimmering clean bins. The remainder of my day and possibly my week was on an upswing simply from this odorous chore being taken care of so well and efficiently. I would highly recommend using the service. I even signed up for a quarterly clean!
Coleman Express Lube has been our families go to oil change place since back in the day when I drove a mini van. Express Lube is on Hwy. 290 service road, just West of William Cannon. The guys there are great to work with and expedite the oil change quickly. They are good at checking out your car and making sure the tires are aired up, and all the things to keep your car running smoothly. Coleman’s also provides Auto Inspections for your yearly Inspection the State of Texas requires. That service is also a quick turn around, and you are on your way. 6410 US-290, Austin, TX 78735
The Coleman Express Lube guys shared with me the benefit of after having my inspection done, driving less than 2 miles on the other side of Hwy. 290 near Bank of America to the Auto Title Services to retrieve my Vehicle Registration Renewal, which goes hand in hand with the inspection so that you have a current sticker on your car windshield. I have used this service for the past several years instead of mailing in the form, and the ease of taking care of it all at once instead of piecing it together is a great feeling.
Articulture is a neat little place located at 6405 Manchaca Road. I was first introduced to their work at Blue Genie Art Bazaar years ago, and loved how they had these random succulents and air plants staged in a traditional frame, presented on the wall as art. They have grown into a brick and mortar business that offers classes, landscape design and a really cool retail space and outdoor venue space. Their motto is “Rooted in sustainability, budding with imagination.” I included Articulture on the list, because I went to their store the other day just to check it out, and left a happier person just from the customer service and inspired by their creative works. Go check it out, and sign up for a class!
Besides this random assortment of suggestions, you are always welcome to peruse my Service Professionals page on my website to find other places and services I think are top notch.