Some of the things we do well.
HOUSEKEEPING, HOME MAINTENANCE & HEAVY STUFF
Let's negotiate and get a better rate for services--you might be paying more than you should for many services. We are your advocate.
Do you need to hire a plumber, electrician, landscaper, mechanic, painter, housekeeper, etc? We have experience working with contractors and ensure top quality work and value from someone that you can trust.
There might be many services that you are paying a professional to do that your personal assistant can take care of--housekeeping, gardening and landscape, carpet and floor cleaning, windows, laundry and more.
We can also assist with home organization in pre- and post-move situations and hoarding clean-out. We sort homes for trash vs. donations, arrange for haul trucks, housekeepers and home repairmen.
TECH SUPPORT & ALL THINGS ANNOYING
Printer not working? No internet connection? TV isn't recording your favorite programs? Sprinklers leaving dry spots in your grass? Leaves clogging up your rain gutters? Want to rearrange the house furniture a bit? Is the bill you received in the mail today a new bill or a duplicate of the one you paid last week?
Call us if it is urgent. Otherwise, make a note of it and we'll take care of it during the next regularly scheduled visit. These are a few of the things we look for during our visits.
"Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplify, Simplify, Simplify." --Henry David Thoreau.
"Since I have been using Next of Kin, visits with my family are enjoyable again. Tasks no longer occupy our time and conversations. plus, I hate to bother their already so busy lives."
TRANSPORTATION, ERRANDS & SHOPPING
We provide transportation anywhere you would like to go--in or out of town.
Our most common route is to doctor appointments, including attending the appointment with you. We help ask the right questions in the appointment and take notes during the appointment to keep things straight.
Send us to do your errands and shopping to avoid the traffic and hassle of standing in long lines. Or, we'll simply go together.
Even better, we can assist in planning your meals, shopping for the ingredients, and preparing them for the week. Only healthy and tasty stuff, of course.
Dry cleaning, post office, garden store, etc., you name it and we'll take care of it.
TRAVEL arrangements & HOUSE SITTING
Many of our clients like to leave town to visit family or to go sight seeing. Next of Kin can make your travel arrangements--book flights, hotels, etc.
We transport to and from the airport, including assistance all the way to the gate. We can also arrange a travel companion for the entirety of the trip if you desire.
Having a house sitter while away can provide peace of mind that all is well back home. Let us take care of your mail, plants, lawn, garden, and everything else while you are away.
"It's frustrating to ask for help with certain things when I've been doing them my entire life. But, I don't mind calling on Next of Kin when I need it! Worth every penny! i could get used to having an assistant quite frankly!"
COMPANIONSHIP & ENTERTAINMENT
Let's enjoy time visiting together in your home, at lunch, or taking in the great entertainment that Cache Valley has to offer. We love card and board games. Or, let's read and write some letters together.
In the digital age people don't gather like they used to. But, we can fix that.
We've also arranged for special group performances for our clients. It's a great time to mingle and spend time with one another.
YOUR LIFE STORY IS A TREASURE
You have an impressive life history and we want to tell your story. The best part of our job is getting to know you and the rich lives you live.
We want to capture your life story in audio and written form.
A daily journal can be difficult to keep. But our Life Story service makes the process simple and painless. In fact, it becomes quite enjoyable to reflect on years past and share experiences, perspective, and wisdom in a format that can be preserved for generations that follow.
So, tell us about yourself--your childhood, your family, your accomplishments, your feelings and anything else.
And, we can digitize all of your handwritten journals making it easier to share and preserve.
"The first thing I noticed was how much of my life I had stopped living! Sure wish I knew about you guys years ago! Thank you!"