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    5 Hong Kong errand services for a stress-free summer
    Back from summer holiday? These errand-running services will take care of your chores and get you back in your groove – and may even help you earn miles
    Errand services

    Sometimes, the stress of returning from a summer trip and facing a huge pile of laundry and long list of chores might make you feel like you need a vacation from your vacation. Luckily for busy Hong Kong households, there are plenty of helping hands that come in the form of on-demand errand services.

    From quality grocery shopping to meal prep, pet care to laundry delivery service, these errand businesses will help lift those burdens and relieve the stress of dealing with it all yourself. In some cases, you’ll even be rewarded for your wise delegating with miles – which you can put towards your next holiday, of course. 

    Laundry

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    Laundry pick-up and delivery

    Got a suitcase full of dirty clothes after your summer travels but can’t find a convenient time to do laundry? Starting off as a corporate textile cleaner in 1964, Vogue Laundry offers laundry services at its branches, and it can also pick up and return your clothes or linens freshly laundered to your door as soon as the next day. Customers who spend a minimum of HKD200 at its branches or HKD300 on pick-up services are eligible to earn miles at a rate of HKD2 = 1. Who knew doing chores could help fund your next Cathay Holiday?

    Home repair

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    Home repair

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    Home repair and renovation 

    Imagine: after a jam-packed summer holiday, you’re looking forward to being back in your own home sweet home… only to find that one of your appliances has stopped working. If you’re in a sweat, check out Papabo’s on-demand services, featuring a list of qualified and reviewed handymen across Hong Kong. From plumbing to painting, furniture assembling to leaks and cracks in the building, there is no issue that can’t be fixed in a jiffy. 

    Groceries

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    Groceries

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    Fresh groceries and food preparation

    Craving a nutritious home-cooked meal after all those indulgent holiday treats? Get your fridge stocked with market-fresh groceries all prepped and ready to cook with the help of Market EE (meaning Market Auntie in Chinese). Enlisting a crew of wet market-savvy Hong Kong ladies, this on-demand grocery shopping service delivers the freshest, most cost-effective finds – from the day’s seafood catch to seasonal fruit and vegetables and just-butchered meat – all cleaned and vacuum-sealed to your door. Simply peruse the goods online and order before 9pm for next-day delivery between 1-6pm, just in time for dinner.

     

    Dog

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    Dog walking and pet sitting

    Just because things are hectic doesn’t mean your fluffy best friend should have their daily routine disrupted. Reputed services such as Petbacker or Pawshake list the best available dog walkers in your neighbourhood, as well as pet sitters in Hong Kong who can either visit your home while you’re busy or out of town, or offer boarding and doggy day care. Petbacker also lists pet grooming providers and pet taxi services that can pick up and drop off your pet  at specified locations, such as the groomer’s, the dog boarding house and more. 

    Folding

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    Anything and everything 

    Want that luxury holiday feeling to last just a little longer? Why not hire a butler? Butler is a WhatsApp-powered errand-running service and home concierge that enlists from a network of professionals catering to every unique need. Simply subscribe to a plan and start chatting to make requests. Whether it’s ordering a cake for a birthday party, organising your wardrobe or donating discarded clothes, no task is too big for your Butler. For smaller tasks,  Lightning Errands can act as your second set of wheels for things like sending a parcel or queueing for a limited-edition release (concert tickets, anyone?).

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