What do you do in Minneapolis when you are working full-time and need to pick up your loved one’s prescriptions and grocery shop? You call one of the several concierge services in the city. Not only do the affordable companies run errands, but they can also clean house, repair the home, pay bills, make appointments, and take care of the pets.
Mass-market concierge services exist online to make your life easier. Companies like Taskrabbit let you post jobs and review the bids that come in from local professionals.
Even Amazon has created a branch of services called Amazon Home Services. It is available in Minneapolis and lets you choose prepackaged services like house cleaning, home repair and maintenance, lawn and garden care, and furniture assembly. You can use your stored Amazon account payment method to pay for services. You can also hire a local professional after agreeing to a bid for a special project.
The following is a list of concierge services in the Minneapolis area.
Twin Cities Senior Concierge provides reliable transportation to appointments and errands. The company is licensed and insured, and charges its rates based on distance with a $20 pick up fee. They will even take you to appointments at the Mayo Clinic, if needed. The company has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau.
Reliable Senior Concierge helps your loved one with to-do lists and more difficult tasks. They help with laundry, chores, lawn maintenance, grocery shopping, prescription pick up, meal prep, and overnight care. The company employs health care workers and home health aides. You can purchase packages or a la carte services.
Instacart lets you grocery shop online at home. Once you submit your order, a personal shopper retrieves your items at the store and delivers them to your door for as little as $3.99 for a delivery charge. You can shop at Whole Foods Market, Costco, United Noodles, Petco, Target, Cub, Wedge Co-Op, and Lakewinds Co-Op.
Bite Squad is a restaurant and fast food delivery app. The service works is available in Minneapolis and, unlike similar apps, there is no minimum order. You can order from any of the 250 restaurants listed in the city. Delivery fees vary between locations, but start at $2.99.
Rock Star Dog Walking and Pet Sitting helps you take care of your pet when mobility and walking are an issue or you plan to be away for a while. Dog walking services include fresh water and a treat, dog food if needed, medication if needed, updated client portal and pet journal, and GPS check ins. The company also offers cat services and pet sitting. Dog walking services are based on the time spent, such as a 20 minute dog walk and visit is $20.
Never hire any company or individual without fully researching them first. Most companies provide their own screening process and offer insured and/or bonded employees. Ask each company you are considering what their process includes. Friends, family, and neighbors can also provide you with recommendations before you hire a concierge service in your area.
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