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52 Ways to Use a Concierge
By Katharine C. Giovanni
Last edited: Friday, October 29, 2010
Posted: Friday, October 29, 2010



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Trying to squeeze 36 hours into a 24 hour day? Need some help? Perhaps you should hire a concierge. 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, this list is merely here to get you started.

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 in the yellow pages 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.

If you are looking to hire a concierge, then I suggest you visit www.ICLMA.org and check out our international concierge directory.

For people who are looking to be a concierge, please visit www.triangleconcierge.com

Until next time!

Katharine


copyright © 2010 by Katharine C. Giovanni

About the Author: Katharine Giovanni is an international Concierge Training Expert, Award Winning Author and consultant, Certified Concierge Specialist (CCS) and Speaker. She is the Founder and Chairman of the Board of ICLMA - The International Concierge and Lifestyle Management Association as well as President and co-founder of Triangle Concierge, Inc. Katharine can be reached via her website at http://www.triangleconcierge.com 

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