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September 2013

Readers' Choice 2013: House & Home

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Readers' Choice 2013

House & Home

housecleaning

BEST HOUSECLEANING SERVICE: MOLLY MAID

Between being a wife, mother, worker bee and general “do everything-er,” sometimes housework falls to the wayside. Don’t worry, Molly Maid, our readers’ choice for best cleaning service (again!) has you covered. All the staff has been professionally trained, so you can be sure your home will be squeaky clean by the time these ladies are done with it!

Locations throughout OC | www.MollyMaid.com

“They hire people that are screened and you can trust in your home. They don’t send contractors/third-party people. They also do a great job at cleaning and take their job seriously” –Maria Villegas, Costa Mesa


BEST BABYSITTING SERVICE: CARE.COM

Every now and then, it’s important to take a night off of parenting duties, but when you do it’s important to find a sitter or nanny that will take their job seriously. At Care.com you can find a large amount of sitters and nannies to choose from, while taking a look at ratings and comments from other parents. Take the night off and rest assured your child will be well cared for with Care.com’s assistance.

Services throughout OC | www.Care.com

“I have triplets plus one and I need baby-sitters here and there. I love that they have ratings.” –Kathy Crowder, Mission Viejo


pet store

BEST PET STORE: PETCO

When Fido is in need of some chow, head on down to Petco, our readers’ regular choice for best pet store. Known for its slogan, “Where the healthy pets go,” the store offers pet parents everything they need to keep their furry (or scaly) friends happy and healthy

PETCO | Services throughout OC | www.petco.com

“The employees are super friendly and always able to help us find what we need. Always well stocked.” –Julie Martinez, Placentia


car

BEST FAMILY CAR: HONDA ODYSSEY

Finding a hip, safe, wallet and family-friendly mom car was once a daunting task, but not anymore! The Honday Odyssey is a vehicle built with a growing family in mind. Featuring seating options that are as customizable as they are comfortable, safety and technology features as well as HondaVAC, the only built in vacuum available, for easy clean up. Being a soccer mom has never looked so good.

“Its convenient. I love the pilot seats. Great gas mileage and plenty of seatings. A lot of trunk space as well” –Idalia Escalera, Santa Ana


BEST FAMILY PET: DOG

OC residents have sounded off, and the great debate is over. When it comes to what’s the best family pet, OC-ers say it’s dogs, paws down.

“They are the best pet because they are very loving and complete sweethearts. They also give you unconditional love.” -Lori Yonan, Long Beach


photography

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY STUDIO: MICHELE SPARKS PHOTOGRAPHY

It’s my second year and I’m honored that my clients vote for me and give me this opportunity. I love working with families. I try to make it fun and get people relax. With children’s photography, especially, you have to go with the flow. I love what I do. –Michele Sparks

Michele Sparks | 949-533-4765| www.Facebook.com/MicheleSparks

“She was very patient with the kids, with the time and she had a lot of quality for what we paid. She has a lot of experience” –Erin Wurster, Ladera Ranch


BEST BANK: SCHOOLSFIRST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

SchoolsFirst FCU gives its members lifetime memberships so long as they keep $5 in their share account. Membership is available for educators, students, and immediate families of qualifying members. It features special programs for educators including school employees membership packages.

Fun fact: The 12-month College Saver Share Certificate is a great way to start saving for your child’s college education. It features fixed rates and a low opening balance of $200.

SchoolsFirst Federal Credit Union | Locations througout OC | www.SchoolsFirstfcu.org


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