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Beyond Chores: The Full Potential of a Household Assistant

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When you’re responsible for managing your home and all the related chores, it can seem like your to-do list just keeps getting longer and longer. Not only are there daily and weekly tasks to perform, such as doing laundry and shopping for groceries, but you also have home renovation projects you would love to get off the ground—and off your to-do list.

Though you may be feeling overwhelmed with working, raising a family, and managing your household, you can make life more manageable with a household assistant. In fact, a Pepper’s assistant can take on everyday chores and so much more, including managing vendors, planning travel, and helping make your dream projects a reality.

Day-to-Day Responsibilities of a Household Assistant

If you’ve been wondering whether you need a household assistant or have enough work to keep an assistant busy, consider this: Research has found that the average person spends nearly two hours a day on household chores. And 80 percent of people will spend nearly a year of their lives on these chores!

Though you may have a lot of household responsibilities on your plate, a skilled assistant can give you some of your time back and ensure everything gets done right. Your household assistant can do all of the chores you would love to never do again, including:

  • Preparing meals and cleaning up
  • Shopping for groceries
  • Making returns
  • Doing laundry and dropping off dry cleaning
  • Making and rescheduling appointments

[Related: 10 Things You’d Love To Never Do Again]

Go Beyond Typical Household Chores

Household assistants can work wonders performing everyday household tasks, but they can also help with one-off and longer-term projects. Whether you’ve got a spare room you would like to reimagine or some items in storage you want to organize, your assistant can help. 

These projects can include:

“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. With very little direction, she redecorated my office. I asked her to make it nice and functional and—my goodness—did she ever!”

—Anura, client

[Related: How To Delegate When You’re Used to Doing It All Yourself]

Shrink Your To-Do List and Add More Time to Your Day

By outsourcing household chores, you can get tasks done without rushing and feeling frazzled at the end of each day. Working with a Pepper’s household assistant allows you to spend more time with family and personal interests and less time carrying the mental load of everything that needs to get done in a day. 

Pepper’s assistants are trustworthy, considerate, and resourceful, striking the optimal balance between keeping you informed while working independently. Your assistant will take your to-do list and keep track of your ideas, favorite stores, and must-have grocery items. Even if you’ve never had household help before, you’re likely to find a Pepper’s household assistant is exactly what you need to reclaim your free time.

“The gift of this is that I’ve been ‘managing’ myself … and learning a lot of things about some of my own work habits, which has allowed me to actually make some changes. Because many of my other tasks have been managed and handled by [my PA], I have a sense of peace while I’m investigating this other part of my life. Very, very valuable.”

—Libby, client

Manage Household Chores and Much More

Delegating your household chores means freeing up time to do what you love and worrying less about constant home upkeep. With a Pepper’s personal assistant, you won’t just have reliable help for daily chores; you’ll also have a partner to help you manage the home projects you always wanted to complete but never had the time to do. 

To discover the full potential of a household assistant, check out Chores and Beyond: A Case Study Exploring the Full Potential of What a Household Assistant Can Do for You.

Discover the full potencial of what a household assistant can do

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“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.”

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“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!”

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“[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.”

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Organizing Superhero

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“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!”

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10/10 for Sure!

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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.”

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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.”

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

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“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.”

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Goes Above and Beyond

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