52 Ways to use a Concierge

52 Ways to use a Concierge

By Katharine C. Giovanni, CCS


One of the questions I get asked by the media is what does a concierge do?  The quick answer is that a concierge will do anything as long as it’s legal, moral and ethical.

Everyone single one of us tries to squeeze 36 hours into a 24 hour day, and when you do that you inevitably don’t do it very well. You get stressed …

Which leads to tired …

Which leads to not eating healthy because you’re craving “comfort” food …

Which leads to sickness.

Not good!

A concierge is here to do the things that you have to, leaving you the time to do the things that you want to like spending more time with family and friends, putting more time in at the office, or relaxing with a good book!

That being said, below is a list of 52 ways you can use a concierge. Since the real list of what a concierge can do for you is endless, the list below is merely here to get you started.

  1. Obtaining tickets to concerts, special events and sporting events
  2. Transportation Services – train, plane or automobiles … concierge can get it!
  3. Travel and Vacation Planning
  4. Business Referral Service – need a landscaper or a plumber?
  5. Restaurant Recommendations and/or Reservations
  6. Pet services
  7. Internet Research – need research done and you don’t have the time to do it?
  8. Personalized shopping and delivery
  9. Running to the post office
  10. Dry cleaning pick-up and/or delivery
  11. Grocery shopping
  12. Running to the hardware store
  13. Senior care
  14. Modified house sitting – need someone to wait for the service technician while you’re at work?
  15. Picking up or returning a gift
  16. Meal Delivery
  17. Home Inventory – video the contents of your home and keep it in your safe deposit box
  18. Bill paying
  19. Auto Maintenance
  20. Home Organization
  21. Notary Services – many concierge area a traveling notary and can actually come to you.
  22. House Cleaning Services
  23. Courier/Delivery Services
  24. Delivering lunch to nurses and doctors at the hospital
  25. Delivering a Meal – breakfast, lunch or dinner
  26. Prescription Pick-up and delivery
  27. Repair and Service Calls
  28. Returning a library book or a video
  29. Sick Care – sick in bed? Call a concierge and they’ll do your errands, arrange for dinner to be delivered and can be on hand to help your family out
  30. New Mommy Services
  31. Meeting and Event Planning; private parties
  32. Personal Chef Services
  33. Single Parent Helper
  34. Employee Relocation Services
  35. Gift baskets and Flower Delivery
  36. Landscaping Services
  37. Special Day Reminder Service
  38. Charter a Private Jet, Yachts or Helicopter
  39. Hire a concierge to assist you at your event, wedding or conference – also called “event concierge” and “wedding concierge”
  40. Need Security?  They’ll hire a security company to assist you.
  41. Day Spa Services
  42. Fashion and/or Stylist Consultant
  43. Nanny Services
  44. Estate Planning
  45. Arrange for your Tee Time at the golf club
  46. Book your appointments for you
  47. Hire a Butler
  48. New to the area?  A concierge will give you a tour of the town
  49. Catering Services
  50. Get Away Weekends
  51. Office help
  52. Moving assistance – let your concierge unpack those boxes and put it all away!!  All you’ll need to unpack is your toothbrush.








Child Care Help: Midwifes, Doulas, Nannies, Sitters. Oh My!

We’ve got solutions for families with kids of all ages.

Flaky babysitter bail again? Mom can’t make it to help out for the birth? Beyond frustrated with nanny interviews? Worse, after three weeks on the job, it’s clear that housekeeper can’t cook and the kids’ are again eating Little Caesar’s when you come home from work.

Did you know you can call me, and I can provide child care or housekeeping help in a heartbeat?

Finding child care and help with kids and home life is a call away. Whether it’s a helping hand around the house after coming home from the hospital, a regular date-night babysitter, to simple after school supervision and housekeeping, just give me a call and I’ll have an easy solution at hand.

Anticipating childbirth is anxious business, and I’m here to help. Often, families are provided with lists of recommended help, or worse, are left to search online for a suitable caretaker for themselves and their children. I’ve been through this with quite a few clients and friends, and have developed a thorough vetting process that can place the right person in your home, and your child in the right hands.

In some cases, families just need help with housekeeping: grocery shopping, or dinner prep — making sitting down together for conversation and a meal easy and rewarding, rather than stressful. What about cleaning help — daily, weekly, monthly, or just for an event? A quick call can arrange help for any budget.

Today’s moms face pressure from all over, from sending “the right” birth announcements on time, to entertaining family after bringing baby home, keeping big brother or sister happy, to getting back to work (and back in shape to get back to work!). Calling the Concierge can provide that extra hand with little or no further fret — so what are you waiting for??