10 Things You’d Love To Never Do Again

busy mom reaching out to a household assistant to outsource her household chores

Sometimes it feels like life is a parade of drudgery. 

There are so many things we have to do, and there’s not enough time for the things we want to do. If you feel like too many mundane tasks are making it difficult to devote your energy to the things that truly make your life worth living, maybe you could pass a few to us. 

Pepper’s Personal Assistants are here to take some responsibilities off your plate so you don’t have to waste any more time on them.

Here are a few ideas of what we might help you with, but we’re always down to hear your ideas, too!

Dry Cleaning and Laundry

You need clean, pressed clothes every day, but nothing drains your time and energy quite like dealing with laundry. We can help you make sure your closet is full and your hamper is empty by handling dry cleaning and laundry..

Grocery Shopping

Hitting the grocery store after work on a weekday is great at sapping your time and patience. Wouldn’t it be better if you could just open your fridge and find it stocked with all your favorite foods? It might sound like magic — but it’s Pepper’s Personal Assistants.

[Related: How a Personal Household Assistant Can Help You Eat Better]

Dog Walking

Most pet owners love spending quality time with their animals. But when your schedule is full, you shouldn’t have to choose between letting your work or your dog suffer. Working with a personal household assistant takes some of the pressure off and makes sure your pet gets plenty of exercise and is ready to relax with you later.

Prescription Refills

You just took your last pill, so you’ll need to go to the pharmacy before it closes at 5 in the afternoon. That is … you will unless you’ve hired Pepper’s Personal Assistants. We’re always happy to do emergency pickups for you, but if you’re a client, we probably called in and delivered your prescription days ago!

Gift Shopping

Uh oh — your coworker’s baby shower is tonight! Instead of showing up empty-handed, bringing something as gauche as a gift card or skipping that last meeting to snag something, let us select a thoughtful gift for you!

Reservation Making

The in-laws are coming to town, and you need to make a dinner reservation for tonight at a place with low-sodium, gluten-free options and plenty of ambience. Rather than spend half an hour scouring Yelp and calling around, we can find you the perfect table.

Bill Paying

Roughly one in four U.S. adults fail to pay their bills on time, and 61% of those who do blame forgetfulness, not financial need. If you’re one of the many people who struggle to keep track of their payment deadlines, let us take over. 

We can help you automate payments and organize what you have to pay and when. Your credit score will thank you!

Doctor’s Appointments

Nothing makes an experience feel like a waste of time quite like the music that plays when you’re on hold. If you’re trying to schedule an appointment, let us wait for you! 

Unfortunately, we can’t go to the doctor on your behalf, but at least you don’t have to hear three (or four or five) rounds of Pachelbel’s “Canon in D.”

[Related: Stay On Top of These 5 Kinds of Appointments With a Personal Assistant

Home Improvement Supervision

Have you ever noticed that if you wait around for furniture delivery (or appliance installation, internet or cable help, a home repair or remodeling crew, etc.) from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., they’ll come at the last possible moment? Other times, they’ll show up at the exact time you need to run a 15-minute errand. 

Let us wait for the handyman or delivery person. 

We promise to be there to greet them and supervise while they work — and we’ll also take care of the rest of your to-do list as we wait.

[Related: All About Pepper’s Personal Assistants—and How We Can Help]


Contact Pepper’s Personal Assistants Today!

For these services and many more, contact us at Pepper’s Personal Assistants! If you’ve got a problem, we bet we’ve got a solution.

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Deep Gratitude!

“The first week with Vincent has gone exceptionally well! I have no questions or concerns, only deep, deep gratitude for the difference he has already made.”



“My PA is incredible—an 11 out of 10—really thoughtful, thorough, intuitive. She is professional but friendly; she has just been great. A couple of times because of things going on with her calendar, Kandis has been flexible—coming 15 minutes later to drop the dog off at puppy play. She has been really great.”


Thoughtful and Detail-Oriented

“My PA is a thoughtful and discerning assistant. She pays attention to details in our home and makes great suggestions for how to improve and optimize our lives. We trust her judgment, and she communicates proactively and frequently. She is always on-site on time and patient with my unpredictable schedule. We communicate frequently, but she’s also very efficient in how we communicate. Great work!”


Super Happy!

“[I] really do think Kandis is setting the bar! Having a new person come into your house can go either way. [I’m] very grateful for the time and energy and people that Pepper’s has. It’s a big step; no suggestions around onboarding. [I’m] really happy that we were able to board Kandis quickly; super happy for the West Seattle support.”


Organizing Superhero

“My PA is really good at organizing; it’s one of her superpowers. Some of the simple reorganizing things that she has done have made a big impact. She organized all the cat stuff in the garage and took the initiative on her own. She’s bright and cheery—no moaning, whining. Very great.”


One of the Best Decisions I’ve Made

“I just wanted to take a few minutes to tell you how much I have appreciated working with all of the Pepper’s staff. My assistant is so generous and thoughtful — she brings value to every interaction. I can’t remember a time when I’ve hired anyone with such a professional and high standard of customer service. Working with you all has been one of the best decisions I’ve made in a very long time!”


10/10 for Sure!

“Missa is a 10/10 for sure! She has been wonderful, and we check in regularly. I’m comfortable communicating with her about questions or requests, and she’s always been very responsive and also seems comfortable checking in if she has any questions for me. [The] biggest help remains pet care and household chores support, plus the help with one-off projects that come up. Missa has all kinds of skills she brings, (e.g., she’s currently putting together a ‘cat highway’ for the living room rafters).”


My Quality of Life Has Improved

“I used to spend every weekend and every evening doing chores and running errands. Now, I’m able to spend the time that I need to on my business, and then I get to enjoy my home and my life and the precious unstructured time that I have. The truth is, my quality of life has improved by having a Pepper’s household assistant here.”


Takes Initiative

“I want to mention what a fantastic personal assistant Billie is to me. We were on vacation last week, and she managed my household and vendors flawlessly. I even had her redecorate my office, and I gave her very little direction other than just to make it nice and functional, and, my goodness, did she ever! She takes initiative in my house in so many other ways but does not overstep or overspend. To strike that balance is really something unique and special. I feel really lucky to have her.”


I’m Blown Away

“[I’m] blown away by how much better the house looks already :)”


Kind, Caring, and Proactive

“My PA is a very caring person. I was incredibly ill last year, and my PA connected the dots that the washing machine had a lot of mold and thought the black specs on my clothes were from that. On her own time, my PA sent me an article about the impact of mold/washing machines. It was so kind of her.”


Goes Above and Beyond

“My PA has gone above and beyond. She’s organized my laundry room while keeping on top of laundry, which made it much easier to stay on top of stuff. She’s always ready to jump in and tackle items. It made this holiday season way less stressful.”