If Household Assistants Aren’t Just for Celebrities, Who Are They For?

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Outsourcing household chores isn’t a privilege reserved only for the rich. You also need time for yourself, and you shouldn’t have to spend all of it on mundane housekeeping tasks. While life is full of less-than-glamorous chores, no one needs—or wants—a calendar packed with nothing but running errands, doing laundry, and preparing meals.

Having a household assistant doesn’t mean being waited on hand and foot—it simply means having help to manage the tasks you don’t have time to complete.

What does a household assistant really do?

Depending on your lifestyle and schedule, household assistants can assist with any number of chores in your home, including the ones you dislike most. Your assistant can manage all of the following:

  • Running errands or shopping
  • Planning and preparing meals and washing dishes
  • Doing laundry and dropping off dry cleaning
  • Tackling home maintenance tasks
  • Organizing and tidying
  • Managing appointments

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Common Misconceptions About Household Assistants

Many people think household assistants are just for celebrities, but anyone can benefit from the help of an assistant—especially if you’re also juggling a career, family, and other responsibilities. In fact, one Harvard professor says that outsourcing household chores can make you feel as happy as getting a sizable salary increase.

Perhaps you have a lot on your to-do list, but you’re not sure you have enough for a household assistant to do. In reality, there’s no shortage of tasks your personal assistant can take care of for you. 

In more than a decade of service, Pepper’s assistants have never struggled to find things to do. In fact, there are probably a few things you didn’t expect a household assistant could handle, such as:

  • Managing home renovation and redecorating projects
  • Planning travel, including packing and unpacking
  • Planning parties, including setting up and cleaning up
  • Scheduling and supervising vendors
  • Caring for pets (e.g., dog walks, vet visits, and trips to doggie daycare) 
  • Paying bills
  • Decorating for holidays

And that’s only scratching the surface. A private home assistant goes beyond chores and day-to-day housekeeping to ensure your time remains exactly that: yours.

Why choose Pepper’s Personal Assistants?

We understand getting household help isn’t just a matter of finding someone to take care of your to-do list. You also need to connect with someone you trust who understands your preferences. You don’t want just a pair of hands; you need the right person—one who can handle your responsibilities as well as you would. 

This is exactly what we strive for at Pepper’s. We offer a tailored approach to home maintenance and management, helping busy professionals—not just the uber-wealthy—get the helping hand they need.

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But Don’t Take It from Us … 

We believe the best household assistants find joy in making your life easy, taking ownership of household tasks, and conducting themselves with integrity at all times. And that’s exactly what you get with Pepper’s. Here’s a sampling of what some of our clients have to say about working with a Pepper’s personal assistant:

“We went on vacation, and everything went really well. It was so lovely to have the peace of mind while traveling that the house was fully taken care of. Our personal assistant managed my household and vendors flawlessly, and we had groceries and a full meal ready for us after a long journey back.”

—Anura, client

“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. For instance, she finally can see stuff in her cupboards. Master genius on this. Another example is how 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.” 

—Emma, client 


“With our personal assistant on our team, our lives are more manageable and less stressful, and thus, we have time to better prepare for our challenges and joyfully celebrate our victories. She contributes daily to the success of our family!” 

Case Study: How One Mom Got Back Her Time

Outsource household chores—and much more.

Getting household help isn’t unrealistic or unattainable. It’s also not reserved for celebrities, high-profile influencers, or the super-wealthy. You, too, can get household help and make more time for what matters most in your life.

With a household assistant, you no longer have to feel overwhelmed by the responsibilities of managing a home, family, and career. You can tackle everyday household chores and the dream projects that have been on your to-do list for a while. 

See how a household assistant made a dramatic difference in the life of one busy professional. Download Chores and Beyond: A Case Study Exploring the Full Potential of What a Household Assistant Can Do for You.

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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.”