Ever wish you could have someone do your grocery shopping? Take your car to the shop? Help you tackle a gift list (and then wrap said gifts?!)? WELL…wish no more, my Charlotte-area friends! Now you can call Uptown Errands; they can do all that and more!
A few weeks ago, I met with owner Kadie Kersey to learn more about her story and how we could collaborate. After teaching first grade at a year-round school in Wake County and using her three-week breaks to run errands, get organized and tackle to-do lists, she began thinking about what she wanted for the long-term. After realizing she loved to run errands (and that not everyone did), she was inspired to start Uptown Errands. She sought inspiration from a local mentorship program who coached her through the beginning stages of starting a business. Then, when her fiancée took a job in Charlotte she decided it was time to launch Uptown Errands.
Kadie & I agreed best way for me to experience Uptown Errands was to, well, experience Uptown Errands. The perfect opportunity arose last week. My To-Do list had been growing after hosting out-of-town guests, attending events nearly every night and heading into another packed weekend. Uptown Errands was a lifesaver! I needed random things – mostly household items, but also a car charger for my husband, white-out and hangers – i.e. a Target run. So I went to the website, picked my date, entered my address and my list and voila! Within minutes I received a confirmation email and by 2pm that same day I had all my goodies, receipts included, hand-delivered to my door! It was like the magic fairy I’ve been dreaming about! And the prices are SO reasonable, there is literally no reason NOT to use this service (or buy a gift card for that busy friend you know!). The amount it costs to have one hour of errands actually SAVES ME MONEY, as I would’ve spent at least twice that with the number of unnecessary, frivolous items that would’ve ended up in my cart had I actually gone myself. And for a shopper like me, that’s a game-changer!