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Care and management of the home

Your Weekend Getaway in 8 Easy Steps

Organizing Your Weekend Get-Away

How did a weekend getaway get so complicated?  There was a time when you could be spontaneous. Not anymore!  Before, all you had to do was book a hotel, and off you went.  Then came a spouse, a home, children – human or furry! – and things became more involved. Who’s going to feed and… Continue Reading

Prepare and Organize Your (Almost) Adult Child

Prepare and Organize Your (Almost) Adult Child

As parent, it is your responsibility to prepare your children for the world. Your college-age – well, almost adult – child is about to fly the coop. You are woefully aware of their lack of organizational abilities and want to save their future roommate or significant other from experiencing the same devastation you have. How… Continue Reading

Organized Family Fun in 7 Easy Steps

Organized Family Fun in 7 Easy Steps

It’s summertime! Those lovely heat-filled days when the kids are out of school and are becoming increasingly bored by the minute. Your house has never looked so organized–NOT! You realize you have two choices; well, three, but pulling your hair out hasn’t helped in the past. You can remain in your air-conditioned home with your… Continue Reading

Moms: Three Important Lessons

Moms: Three Important Lessons

Moms throughout the country are wined and dined and sometimes given some time off every year on the second Sunday of May. Mother’s Day usually brings about thoughts of my mother. And, to be sure, she will be on my mind. I am impacted by daily memories of her, things she did or said, even… Continue Reading

A Perfectionist’s 7 Secrets to Keeping a Cluttered Home

A Perfectionist’s 7 Secrets to Keeping a Cluttered Home

Yes, a cluttered home. You may think that all perfectionists keep a perfectly ordered home. A place for everything, and everything in its place. But a perfectionist who lives with clutter? Seems at odds, doesn’t it? Ironically, though, perfectionists can be really good at hanging on to clutter simply BECAUSE they’re perfectionists. And here, for… Continue Reading

Halloween Safety for Pets

Halloween Safety for Pets

Keeping Pets Safe on Halloween …Tips for Keeping it Fun & Safe  As a little girl, I dressed up our dog in doll clothes and took him around in my doll stroller. Turns out I was on to something.  Decades later, canine costumes are highly popular and a big business, especially at Halloween. Whether you plan to… Continue Reading

Summer Help:  How to Pick Out a Good Melon

Summer Help: How to Pick Out a Good Melon

Why is it so hard to pick out a good melon? Perhaps, it’s because, with a melon, we can’t SEE the part we’ll be eating!  Here’s some advice from the experts to de-mystify melons:   Cantaloupe Look – the skin beneath the webbing should have turned from green to beige. Touch – it should have a… Continue Reading

Get More Room in Your Closet Now

Get More Room in Your Closet Now

“I don’t have a thing to wear!” You know you’ve said it.  Standing there at your closet (probably in underwear or a towel), looking at hanger upon hanger of clothes.  This is The Granddaddy of all the lies that lurk in your closet.  The truth is you have LOTS to wear.  Your closet is filled. … Continue Reading

Organized Living: 4 Places to Check for Expirations

by Susan Hamersky, California Concierge LLC Now is a great time to clean out your house and prepare for organized living before the busy summer months. As you’re cleaning, make sure to check expiration dates and toss anything that is past the date. Here are 4 places we often forget to check. Medicine Cabinet Take a… Continue Reading

What Clients Say

Ken Jeong, Actor; and Tran Ho, MD

“Thank you so much for a wonderful year. You always go above and beyond.”

(Dr. Ken)

Judith

Sherman Oaks, CA

“Thankfully, you are there for me. Just want you to know how much I appreciate your concierge service. I feel like I have my own Mrs. Doubtfire!”

Amy H.; Executive Assistant to Tim Ferriss, Author: The 4-Hour Workweek

“Thank you very much for your help. It was very much appreciated, and you’re a pleasure to work with.

Heidi Briguglio; Luntz, Maslansky Strategic Research

Alexandria, VA

“Thank you for your wonderful service! You are absolutely worth your weight in gold!!!!”

Wayne and Mary Edington

Woodland Hills, CA

“We are so glad to have your While-You’re-Away service during our vacations. Your messages giving updates from your visits made everything that much more enjoyable knowing that everything was taken care of back home.”

Jenny and Chris

Los Angeles, CA

“Thank you for making one big part of Chris’ time away from home much easier on all of us. I am so grateful that you were recommended to us.”

Ronald Melin Supancic, Attorney; The Law Collaborative LLP

Woodland Hills, CA

“We are all faced with trade-offs in life. California Concierge is the best friend to have that allows you to grow your business while someone else does the time-consuming chores that get in the way of increased profit margins.”

Carla Carpenter

Los Angeles CA

California Concierge gives me the freedom to have fun in my down time. I use them for everything from booking tours for my visitors to weekly grocery shopping, errand running and overseeing home repair projects. They even delivered personal items to me from home when I was hospitalized and cleared the refrigerator of items that would spoil before my return. They are life savers.

M.B.

Woodland Hills, CA

”Thanks again for your service!  I had a great trip back east, and I never could have prepared for it without your help.”