Two more weeks until the clocks tick and it’s time for some spring cleaning. Here are companies that I have no hesitation in recommending.
DEAL OF THE WEEK
PREMIER LAUNDRY PORTALS
First stop for a spring cleaning offering specialized cleaning for all your clothes, home and boat upholstery. Their revolutionary new state-of-the-art machines with high-tech wash programs can perform virtual miracles. Also hailed as the greenest on the market. Sweaty pillows came back plumped with no hidden bugs. Their wide range of cleaning services includes ironing, on-site rug and carpet cleaning and an antibacterial washing formula using the highest quality products. Friendly and helpful service. Islandwide cleaning collection and delivery, catering for the yachting industry, restaurants and hotels. 24 hour hotline 606 859 560.
UNISEX HAIR WAVES EL TORO HAIR SALON
A spring haircut? The super talented Karen has been my hairstylist for decades and I’m excited about her lovely new salon. Reasonable prices too. Wash, cut and dry from 35 euros; wash and dry from 20 euros; half head of highlights 40euros and root color from only 30euros. She also excels in men’s styling with a wash and cut from 20 euros. Hair and makeup packages for special occasions and boat services. Open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Friday and 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday. Tel: 655 640 905 Gran Via 24 El Toro
BODHANA WELLNESS CENTER above Puerto Portals
Also collecting food, medicine and warm clothing for Ukraine, Bodhana is a haven for body and soul, available 7 days a week with a wide variety of treatments, to massage sore muscles, ease tension and promote overall well-being. Highly trained therapists specializing in the highest quality holistic treatments are always available to accommodate spontaneous bookings and walk-in clients. Open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends. 971 676 469.
DENISE BEAUTY, Portals Nous
Want to be pampered in the spring? Denise is always my first stop for all beauty treatments. With great products and therapists you can trust for nails and skin. Denise only uses the premium brands Guinot, Gelish, Biodroga, Revitalash, Sans Soucis, Shellac, Corpora and Montibello. For 31 years, incorporating the latest technology, using the best products on the market. Denise herself is a qualified podiatrist. Her gift certificates make great gifts. Enjoy the tranquility and the wonderful aroma of the products. Tel: 971 677 136.
COOL OASIS WATER SYSTEM
No more plastic bottles to lug around! I am absolutely thrilled with my new filtered drinking water faucet installed on my sink. Water that tastes pure to the touch. After much research, I chose Cool Oasis after tasting the purest water at a friend’s and finding out they use a special Doulton ceramic filtration system that removes nasty chlorine without removing healthy minerals. Glad the price is reasonable. Hot and chilled water options available. Very professional, they only took an hour to install this compact and discreet cylinder and did an impressive clean up after themselves. Tel: 664 743 994
Mallorca’s property market is booming, especially for estate agent Graham Baxter who is staying tuned. Indeed, there are very few things he does not know or cannot find. Graham founded Baxter Marine in Puerto Portals 30 years ago and has worked in the real estate industry for 40 years. His exceptional local real estate experience, plus his enthusiasm for finding the perfect property for each client, whether renting, buying or selling. “I love the job and I know real estate values very well, as well as new and used yachts. “I love helping people live their dreams…it’s all about LIVIN! His elegant office, opposite the Hotel Marina Portals, Portals Nous Tel:971 400 961/622 434 388.
Thanks to TVMed I now have unlimited high speed 4g internet and an infinity of quality television channels, of which I am told 30,000 films in English. Six-month packages available. Any problems (storms etc) and they rush to fix it for a nominal fee. So for great TV and Internet, plus great tech support at an affordable price, call them at: 971 416 565 English 687 493 804 Spanish 659 130 628
SALLY’S ANGELS (including babysitting)
Last week my friend threw an adult party, put all the kids in a room and organized Sally’s Angels to look after the kids. Sorted. Sally’s Angels provide highly skilled support and care from beginning to end of life. Post-operative care, as well as highly qualified nannies and babysitters. For the elderly, ill or homebound, trained nurses, midwives, caregivers and attendants are on hand to help with whatever is needed to ensure independence and comfort at home. Nothing too difficult. They are real angels! Phone. : 971 691 187/619 070 100.
MALLORCA TIP TOP
Looking to organize spring-ready home renovations? For over 35 years, providing superior quality products, reliable experienced installation and helpful follow-up. Their innovative concertina mosquito nets have changed lives! Highly recommended before summer. Tip Top installed my awnings brilliantly, and I’m forever grateful for the special soundproof bedroom windows they installed that have been tested to the limit. They also offer all the latest innovative products for sun protection to the most demanding German award-winning Markilux awnings and Corradi Pergola systems. For experience, quality and advice, I always recommend Tip Top. Tel: 971 693 004.
TRIPLE A RENTALS
For those hesitant to book a reasonably priced rental car online, only to find themselves having to pay a fortune for insurance, an additional driver, child seats, late arrival, etc. I highly recommend Triple A Rentals. This long-established family business prides itself on: No hidden extras and no fees for adding drivers or baby seats. No deposit required. Always accommodating, they are also happy to arrange a long term, monthly or weekly deal. Van rental available. Free shipping is also included to all ports. Above Puerto Portals Tel: 971 67 55 39.
WEBBS INTERNATIONAL REMOVALS
Webbs specializes in the transport of all types of goods between the United Kingdom and the Balearic Islands. Very proud of being completely legal, licensed and reliable, they painlessly moved the family’s possessions endlessly back and forth. Each item is carefully packaged to ensure everything arrives in perfect condition. If you value your wares, Webbs come highly recommended. Tel: 971 693 566/619 247 823.
RITA LAST INSURANCE SERVICES
Finally, I have known Rita Last since she was the efficient manager of a large insurance company on the island. With over 20 years of experience, she offers honest advice while dedicating herself to each client, finding the most comprehensive bespoke insurance cover at the best price. Whether it’s home, auto, boat or health insurance, you can trust him completely with his in-depth knowledge and expert product advice. Tel: 618 327 307.