Let’s face it, not all of us can afford a personal assistant. But wouldn’t that be nice?
Well perhaps you can afford it once in a while. Kicking Horse Custom Services realizes that some people need a little bit of help once in a while, and owner Melissa Lush is offering a helping hand to any family, couple or individual who needs it.
“It’s housekeeping services, but I’m also offering personal assistant services… So what I offer is cooking while I clean, doing laundry, running errands, grocery service. It’s basically any service that assists a family, or couple,” said Lush.
“The service is open to people who even have vacation properties here, use them themselves and then go back to Calgary or wherever. If they need the house cleaned, or just need groceries put in the house before they arrive.”
Lush has been in the customer service and hospitality industry for 25 years, working as a prep cook, waitress, bartender, manager, and property manager. Her new business already has a few steady clients.
I have one elderly client, and knowing that she’s a little bit older and she lives by herself, it’s just so nice to go out there and help her,” said Lush. “She stays around while I clean her house, and she chats with me. She’ll ask me to do little things for her, and it just makes me feel like I’m really helping her as well. It’s not just coming to clean your toilet.”
There are a lot of families in Golden with two working parents, and Lush thinks she can make their lives a little bit easier. She already has one such family on her client list, a family with kids who are involved in just about everything.
“They just need me to come in once every six weeks when they’re away, at a swim meet or something, and get in there and clean the house, maybe pick up a few things. And when they get home on Sunday, they don’t have to worry about that,” she said.
“So I think there’s definitely a need for that.”
Lush offers very flexible hours, seven days a week, and is planning to offer her services in Invermere as well. You can contact Lush at Kicking Horse Custom Services at 250-290-0139, or firstname.lastname@example.org.