At USA Today Online, there was a great article about why errand services are such a valuable asset for the average person. Go here, to take a look. This article was authored by Jennifer Leigh Parker, CNBC.com.
Here are some quotes from this article:
“According to the International Concierge and Lifestyle Management Association (ICLMA), spending on personal assistant or errand services is no longer reserved for the uber-wealthy — it’s gone mainstream.”
“The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics report shows the average American workweek got a bit longer in 2011, and private-sector employees average 3.4 hours in overtime per week.”
“The annual fee for the Amex Platinum Card is $450, which buys the cardholder a personal concierge, who will do everything from purchase theater tickets, book a meeting room during a business trip, organize travel and restaurant bookings, and arrange to pick up dry cleaning. Anything to save time.”
Make sure you go to their site to read the entire article, especially if you are contemplating using an errand service. 🙂