Girl Friday: Your Private Concierge likes to play hard to get. You have to bid if you want the personal assistant's time—and you may get turned down. Potential clients can call, text, or fill out an online form to bid, which includes the task they need accomplished and their preferred price. The private concierge services span practically every chore and errand you can imagine: spending time with or preparing a meal for an elderly parent, grocery shopping, babysitting, overseeing home repairs, and even planning a party or creating a business PowerPoint. If the personal concierge deems a client's bid appropriate, she will accept the job; if she doesn't, she will negotiate with customers.
In 1965, Popular Mechanics ran a small classified ad for Brookstone, a new catalog company that packed its pages with functional products and detail-oriented descriptions. Brookstone quickly expanded to meet the high demand for its collection of “hard-to-find tools,” and opened the door to its first retail location in 1973. Today, Brookstone’s more than 300 nationwide retail locations allow customers to test-drive its ever-growing lineup of interesting products, which range from Bluetooth-enabled massage chairs to power adapters designed for international travelers and their electronic passports. Staying true to its roots as a catalog company, Brookstone houses an even larger selection of products, each waiting patiently to be shipped, on its website.
Since 1995, Craig's Carpet Tile Grout Cleaning's licensed and insured crew has extracted dirt and debris from all sorts of surfaces with safe and nontoxic solutions. The carpet-cleaning process includes a thorough machine scrubbing to lift dirt before the fibers are steamed and sanitized. After furniture upholstery jobs, the technicians examine each piece for missed spots, then protect surfaces from future stains or androids sent back in time to mar it in the past. In addition to textile-based cleanings, the crews can root out grout from tile and refresh worn hardwood floors.
The licensed, bonded, and insured team behind Smart Choice Movers, LLC draws on eight years of experience to make moving as smooth and hassle-free as possible for clients. The seasoned movers exercise the same level of care whether customers are going through a long-distance relocation or simply need people to move heavy furniture from one room to another within the home. The company's staffers also perform other services, such as packing possessions and cleaning residences after owners have left.
The Quality Cleaning Services’ team of technicians has wreaked mind-boggling transformations, from creating useable kitchens out of chambers choked by piles of garbage, to forging fresh living spaces from rooms strewn with dirty laundry and errant toys. Cleaners with an eye for detail scrub down residential surfaces to prepare homes for moving day or simply a less cluttered life. The cleaners also offer pressure-washing services for outer surfaces ravaged by weather and patches of moss that are just trying to invite the houseplants over for dinner.
Staff Size: 2?10 people
Most popular offering: Our deep-cleaning package
Pro Tip: We do not make beds. We focus on the actual cleaning of the house versus maid services
Good for Kids: Yes