A Personal Assistant Can Help Make Your Summer Vacation Even More Relaxing—Here’s How

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School will be out soon, the weather is heating up, and you might find yourself looking at some summer getaways. But before you stuff your suitcase and lather on the sunscreen, you have to think about logistics. Where are you going? How are you getting there? And how will everything continue to run smoothly while you’re gone? 

Whether you’re looking at a month-long tropical stay or a simple hotel weekend to yourself, here’s how a personal assistant can help you prepare for your summer vacation and help you stay organized while you’re gone.  

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Book Hotel and Flight

First thing’s first—where are you staying? We all know how much time you can waste opening tab after tab of flight and accommodation sites. A personal assistant can sift through the seemingly endless online reviews for hotels and possible flights and present you with the best options under your specifications. 

Itinerary Planning 

Looking for activities to do while you’re on vacation? Making plans of things to do ahead of time is smart—after all, you want to make the most of your time away. Let your personal assistant research some exhilarating (or ultra-relaxing) events to add to your itinerary. 


Imagine your flight leaves early the next morning. You just realize all of your summer clothes are still in the attic and you are definitely running out of clean socks. This is where your personal assistant can come to the rescue. Personal assistants can take care of pre-vacation laundry, and retrieving some seasonally appropriate options out of storage so that you won’t be scrambling to pack the night before.

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If you aren’t planning on taking your furry companions on summer vacation with you, you’re going to have to make sure they’re fed and not too lonely while you’re away. Ease your mind and hire a personal assistant to take your dogs on walks, play with your cats, and feed your fish while you’re enjoying some well-deserved rest and relaxation.

Package and Mail Pick-Up

Did you know that last year people reported approximately 210 million packages stolen off of front porches across the U.S.? If you don’t have a secure spot for mail and packages, a personal assistant can help you avoid being part of that statistic. They can drop by when you anticipate receiving packages and safely and securely store them in your home.

Lawn and Garden Care

Summer means soaking up the sun. While that may be the goal for your vacation, it can also wreck your lawn. Put your mind at ease! Hiring a personal assistant to keep up with lawn and garden care while you’re away. If your yard requires more attention than simply watering the plants, your personal assistant can be there for any scheduled landscaper or gardener appointment.

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Enjoy Your Summer Vacation with Pepper’s Personal Assistants!

Planning and going on summer vacation shouldn’t be stressful. Avoid the panic of last-minute preparations. Don’t worry about who will take care of everything while you’re gone—Pepper’s Personal Assistants has your back. Our personal assistants can help you prepare for a well-deserved summer vacation and keep things running smoothly at home. 

Contact us today for a consultation!

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Stress-Free Travel

“One of the massive benefits of having a PA is during travel disruptions. When flights are delayed, the kids are upset, and you’re stuck in customs, coming home to a stocked fridge and a prepared meal eliminates the need for a late-night milk run. You don’t realize the stress these tasks add until you have someone to handle them for you.”


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.”