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Clean Up!

“We sincerely apologize to “Moonlight,” “La La Land,” Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway, and Oscar viewers for the error that was made during the award announcement for Best Picture. The presenters had mistakenly been given the wrong category envelope and when discovered, was immediately corrected. We are currently investigating how this could have happened, and deeply regret that this occurred. We appreciate the grace with which the nominees, the Academy, ABC, and Jimmy Kimmel handled the situation.—PwC”

Sometimes things get messy in life and need to be cleaned up. Now that the party’s over and you’ve walked your own Red Carpet, you’ve partied way too much and stayed way too late, you’ve spilled a drink or two on your best dress, a clumsy guest spilled catsup on you – so now what do you do? If you live in Georgetown in Washington, DC we have the answer: Call Cleanly. It’s a lot easier than cleaning up the Oscars. Just go to Cleanly and download the app.

Cleanly Founder and CEO Tom Harari wasn’t always cleaning up messes. His background is in SEO, digital marketing which is why he moved to New York six years ago to take a position with Omnicom Media Group, the large global ad agency. “That was kind of the beginning genesis of how Cleanly came to be because,” Harriri told Hollywood on the Potomac, “I moved to a really funky brown stone apartment in Brooklyn that had a garden in the back – it was really nice, really cool. The only thing it lacked was a washer and dryer, and that was kind of the birth of Cleanly. After we saw success in New York in both Manhattan and Brooklyn, the next question became: ‘Which city do we go to next?’ We felt like Washington DC was really attractive for us for several reasons. Washington DC, as you know, is very much a suit and tie town. Most of the orders that come in are dry cleaning and laundered shirts whereas in New York 85% of apartments here do not have a washer and dryer, so most of our orders are going to be wash and fold laundry. Just from that dynamic, it was real interesting and something that we wanted to prove in the business model.”