Many of us are familiar with concierges at hotels. But as the lives of ordinary people continue to get busier, personal concierge services are becoming much more common.
The word concierge comes from the French comte des cierges, the “keeper of the candles.” This was the servant in medieval castles who tended to the needs of visiting noblemen. Eventually, the name “concierge” came to stand for keeper of the keys at public buildings. Now in hotels it is the person who provides services such as making accommodations, recommendations or reservations for their guests.
A personal or corporate concierge service provides personal errands, solves particular problems, and can even work on a virtual basis. A Personal Assistant handles all the Concierge activities and is tailored to your personal life. A concierge is not as personal and does not need a real knowledge of your lifestyle.
A concierge service can have one self-employed person handling all requests, or consist of a group of concierge professionals who specialize in dealing with particular clients.
Personal or corporate concierges can be on-site or on-call. They can do just about anything that needs to get done, including, but certainly not limited to:
- Housekeeping and organizing
- Pet Care
- Car repairs and upkeep
- Event planning
- Personal shopping and gift buying
- Plant care
- Making appointments
- Picking up dry cleaning
- Moving assistance
- Travel arrangements
- Handling of correspondences
- Meal pickup, chef services, market runs
- Personal inventory
- Interior decorating
A bittersweet aspect of the growing job market is that so many people have returned to work and therefore do not have the time or resources to take care of personal tasks. If your busy life is overwhelming you then, hiring a concierge service to make the phone calls and run the errands for you, may be just what you need.
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