At My Divine Concierge, one of the things we love most about what we do is the opportunity to help seniors. Whether we are assisting with moving and downsizing or helping to resolve a hoarding situation, being able to give back to those who have already given so much is very rewarding. To that end, we would like to remind our senior friends to be careful when you are out and about shopping this winter. If you would prefer to stay home, a personal concierge can handle your shopping for you.
Hiring a concierge to do your shopping is an affordable way to get what you need from local stores and shops without having to leave home or shop online. Here are five reasons you should consider allowing a concierge to do your shopping for you this winter:
1. Slips and Falls
More seniors are injured by slips and falls than any other kind of accident. Winter is peak season for slips and falls, thanks to the snow and ice that builds up on stairs, porches, sidewalks, and parking lots. Moreover, as a senior, things might be made worse by problems with your balance or a lack of physical endurance. Avoid slips and falls outside by letting a concierge shop for you.
2. Personal Service
There are stores that now allow you to order groceries and other consumer goods online, for pickup or delivery. However, we prefer the concierge model because it provides personal service. You can prepare a list with your concierge, and then clarify details in a way that is not possible on a computer screen.
3. Personal Convenience
The convenience factor is big – whether you are a senior or not. You may have many things on your plate – so much so that finding the time to go out and get your shopping done is next to impossible. When you use a concierge, this is not a problem. Send a shopping list and leave the rest to your personal shopper. It is the most convenient way to get the job done.
4. Financial Savings
Most of us head off to the shopping center with a very clear idea of what we are going to purchase. Invariably we are tempted by things not on the list. And so we buy, increasing the amount of money spent each week. A concierge is much more likely to stick to the list. This will save you money in the long run by avoiding those impulse purchases that wind up costing more.
5. Greater Efficiency
Efficiency can be a good thing, even in the shopping experience. For example, consider a group of seniors who only need a few items each from the local grocery store. Your concierge can combine the orders of each individual into a single shopping trip, saving both time and fuel. Greater efficiency means each customer is better served in less time, ultimately saving you more money.
You may be the kind of person who looks forward to your weekly shopping trips as an opportunity to get out of the house. If so, good for you. However, if you are the type of person who dreads shopping during the winter months, we might be able to help. Consider allowing a concierge to do your shopping for you during the winter months. You will avoid the snow and ice, save a little money, and enjoy the convenience of letting someone else do the work.