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They're the teachers, services, and experts who turned your baby steps into big kids' leaps.
Jennifer Nabwogi Errands Etc
Ugandan-born Jennifer Nabwogi set up Errands Etc to save busy people time. Her team will do anything from queuing at the post office to picking up shopping and dry cleaning or collecting your visa. Where does the mother of four find the time? Read more
To Do or Not to Do
Errands Etc Runners Service
Busy, tired, stressed? Desperate for someone to pick you up off the floor? (Or at least pick up your dry cleaning, dinner and cat from the vet?)
Errands Etc will lend a helping hand. Just hire a runner to mail your packages, return DVDs, or do your personal shopping. Hand over your keys and the lifesavers will even deliver goods to your home.
The service is available seven days a week, so whether you’re swamped with work or just feeling idle, you can offload any impending chores. In fact, the only time you’ll have to lift a finger is when you type up your tasks online.
So who cares if your partner won’t dash to the bank for you? Better to enlist that particular manservant in other ways.
Like, you know, some really personal assistance.
Errands Etc (020 7060 3234 or errandsetc.co.uk).
Tanja Westendorff Puur Eco Home Service
Before starting Puur, Tanja Westendorff worked on women's rights and environmental issues in European parliament. Now she brings glamour to the cleaning industry and, along with her team of ecowarriors, is turning London homes into ecosanctuaries. Read more
Clean and Clear
Puur Eco Home Services
You’ve been known to cheat (exams, board games, love: it’s all the same to you). But these days you’re finding it much harder to dust your sins aside.
Time to clean up your act?
Enlist the help of Puur Eco Home Services, whose team of expert housekeepers uses only nontoxic and biodegradable products in their tasks.
Let them spruce up your home or office and they’ll ease your conscience in no time. Clear the air with the essential oil air purification system or opt for the bed service (you’ll sleep like an angel in lavender-scented organic linen). The ecofriendly carpet cleaning technique avoids harsh chemicals, while garden maintenance gives new meaning to a green thumb.
Feel like you’re in the clear?
Just don’t mess it up.
Puur Eco Home Services (020 8964 9127 or puur.co.uk).
Steve Jackson Yellow Taxi Van
Specializing in home removal and storage solutions, Steve Jackson is literally the man with the van. With a background in the entertainment business and tour management, he treats all his customers like stars. Read more
Yellow Taxi Van Removal Service
When you were 10, it took you three weeks to pluck up the courage to give Kevin Gormley a tongue sarnie behind the bike shed.
And you thought that was the hardest move you’d ever have to make?
Wait until you move house. For this you’ll need all the help you can get (i.e., more than a pint of shandy). Call Steve Jackson and his Yellow Taxi Van. The trusty gentleman (or, some might say, legend) will arrive on your doorstep, help load up your clutter, then transport it — and you — to your new location.
In addition, Jackson offers a storage service from £20 a week. Anyone who’s tried renting a regular London-based lock-up unit knows this is a serious bargain.
What are you waiting for?
Yellow Taxi Van (0870 609 2403 or yellowtaxivan.com).