[Update: This business is now closed] The number-one task most people want to outsource is housekeeping – so it makes sense that there are a huge number of options. If it’s eco-friendly residential cleaning you’re after, Sho Luxury Home Care will get your home sparkling clean without filling it full of chemicals.
Prices vary per room and square footage, sholuxuryhomecare.com
Grocery shopping can be boring and time-consuming. Fortunately, companies such as Spud, Sunterra and Save-On-Foods make it easier with online shopping and home delivery. And Superstore‘s Click & Collect program lets you skip the walking-the-aisles and waiting-in-line parts by purchasing your groceries online (though you still have to go pick them up).
Spud, free delivery, spud.ca; Sunterra, $8 delivery, sunterramarket.com; Save-On-Foods, $10 delivery, shop.saveonfoods.com; Real Canadian Superstore Click & Collect fee $3 to $5 depending on time of day, realcanadiansuperstore.ca
Like cooking but not the prep work? Chef’s Plate, Hello Fresh, The Jolly Table and other meal services deliver boxes of pre-cut and measured ingredients along with the recipes to your door so you can make a home-cooked, chef-prepped meal.
Having food delivered to your home is nothing new, but take-out is getting fresher and faster as the number of delivery options grows. One of the latest entries in this crowded field is UberEats, which offers delivery from more than 100 local restaurants – although the fact that McDonalds is at the front and centre of its marketing says a lot about its target clientele.
From $5 per delivery, ubereats.com
Whether you’ve given up car commuting in favour of your trusty two-wheeler or you’re more of a recreational cyclist, you still need a way to get your bike tuned up. Eliminate the hassle of getting your bike to the shop by having Velofix come to you. The company offers a range of repair and maintenance options and also does mobile ski and snowboard service.
Starting at $79, velofix.com
Your precious pooch need not leave the vicinity of your home for grooming or veterinary care. Fetching Fido, a fully equipped mobile dog salon, will roll up and take care of everything from nail clipping to basic trims, while Dekens Housecall Veterinary Service, one of the first mobile vet clinics in Calgary, can provide a full range of pet-health services in your home.