Washington, D.C. might be a busy area, but it offers concierge service providers to assist seniors and caregivers with tasks like grocery shopping, meal delivery, prescription pick up, home repair, and more. The following is a list of affordable concierge services in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas.
Large mass market concierge services are going mainstream. You can find companies like Taskrabbit and NeedTo.com online that put you in touch with concierge providers. You can find people in Washington, D.C. willing to hang shelving, take care of the lawn and garden, manage your computer files, or assemble a table at affordable rates. With these sites, you post the task you need completed and local providers will send you proposals for the project.
The large retailer, Amazon, now offers Amazon Home Services to residents living in and around the District of Columbia. With the convenience of shopping with your Amazon account, you can choose local providers to help with lawn and garden, computers and electronics, assembly, home repair, personal tasks, and pet care. You can also post projects and receive bids from providers.
Peapod is a grocery delivery service that allows you to shop from your computer with weekly sales, double coupons, and exclusive offers. You can schedule delivery for when you or another family member are home. For delivery, your minimum order must be at least $60 and there is an additional $9.95 delivery fee for orders less than $75. For orders between $75 and $100, the delivery fee is $8.95 and for orders totaling more than $100, the delivery fee is $7.95.
Instacart is another grocery delivery service in the area that allows you to online shop from Whole Foods Market, Giant Food, Costco, Harris Teeter, Safeway, Magruder’s, and Petco. You can shop each store’s weekly sales and coupons including dairy, snacks, bulk foods, canned goods, bakery items, meat and seafood, frozen food, deli items, and produce. If carrying a 50 pound bag of dog food is difficult for you, consider having an Instacart delivery employee bring it to your front door.
GrubHub is a fast food and restaurant delivery service when you are too busy to leave for dinner or you are a senior with a lack of transportation. You can choose from close to 200 restaurants in the D.C. area. These include GRK Fresh Greek, Wingos, Upper Crust, City Lights of China, The Meeting Place, Brick Lane, and more. Delivery fees vary between locations ranging from free to five dollars. You may have to place a minimum order for delivery.
You can also find local concierge services, like Five Stars Concierge, for daily check-ins, errands, transportation, bill paying, laundry, and housecleaning.
When considering a concierge provider, confirm that the company conducts background checks on each employee as part of the hiring process. You can also ask the company for referrals from other satisfied clients and call those customers to verify. The Better Business Bureau (BBB) listings have ratings and reviews for several companies as do other online directories.
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