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  • July 15

    Meal Hacks for People Who are Super Busy


    Life Management
    For being one of the richest countries on the globe, America has one of the world’s poorest diets. Not poor in quantity, of course, but poor in quality. The United States is among the top countries for eating the most pre-packaged, processed foods. The American Institute for Cancer Research has found that nearly 60% of […]
  • June 15

    Organization 101: Get Your Life Organized with a Personal Concierge


    Life Management
    Do you relish alphabetizing your spices and rearranging your Tupperware cabinet on a rainy Saturday afternoon? Is poring over your calendar to make sure you have all the important dates and events lined up your idea of a party? Don’t worry. Your secret is safe with us! If, on the other hand, hunkering down and […]
  • June 4

    Get The Most Out of Retirement With a Personal Concierge


    Life Management
    It’s Monday morning. But wait—I’m not going to work! Now what? If you are new to retirement, you have likely been anticipating this Monday Morning Moment for years, maybe even decades. You’ve imagined the bliss of it. The relaxation and the reduction of stress. The abundance of time to do what you want. But now […]
  • May 22

    Real-Life Organization Lessons You Can Take from Marie Kondo


    Life Management
    Are you ready to KonMari? Who doesn’t want to spark more joy in their life? Even if you aren’t quite sure how, it sounds like a great idea, right? By now, Marie Kondo is practically a household name. Her best-selling book, The Life-changing Magic of Tidying up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing, introduced […]
  • May 15

    How to Build Strong Rapport with Your Personal Concierge


    Life Management
    So, you’ve decided to use a personal concierge, but you aren’t sure where to begin or how to get the most out of this service? Or maybe you’ve been using our personal concierge service for a while now and want to make sure you are receiving the maximum benefit to your life. Monogram Concierge offers […]
  • May 1

    A Step-by-Step Guide to Organizing Your Home


    Life Management
    Cliché as it may sound, spring cleaning is a wonderful way to push the reset button. As the cold weather surrenders to sunny days and milder temperatures, you can get energized to bring a renewed sense of order to your space. There is something in us that loves that fresh, clean, organized feeling of accomplishment […]
  • April 13

    4 Business Principles to Create a Happier & More Organized Home


    Life Management
    TGIF! The work week is over! Escape the office for a couple days! Retreat to the solace of home! But wait. What if it’s sometimes the other way around? TGIM? Back to the office for five days, where the mail is sorted and there’s a tight schedule you can follow. Where there are no dirty […]
  • March 1

    The Best Neighborhoods in Greenville, SC


    Life Management
    Greenville, SC Moving Guide: The Best Neighborhoods and Communities in Greenville Thinking about a move to fabulous Greenville, SC? Long-time resident considering a move to a new neighborhood? You’re not alone. In recent years, people have been flocking to live and work in Greenville, SC. Rated by National Geographic Traveler as one of 2018’s Best […]
  • February 22

    The Best Private Schools in Greenville, SC


    Life Management
    How to Choose the Best Private School in Greenville, SC Not only is Greenville, SC, a vibrant place to work and live—with mountains out your back door and beaches only a few hours away—but it boasts some of South Carolina’s best schools, both private and public. With 56 private schools serving nearly 11,000 students in […]
  • February 1

    How to Write a Great Love Letter


    Life Management
    SYS. LY2. XOXO. LYFA&A. We are bombarded with quick “text-ease” that has eclipsed lengthier messages of love and affection. Sure, romantic text messages have their own charm and appeal, but they pale in comparison to the longer, handwritten romantic letters of yesterday. This Valentine’s Day, challenge yourself to compose a handwritten note to your love. […]
  • January 25

    Get in the Best Shape of Your Life and Live Healthier with a Personal Concierge


    Life Management
    The start of a new year naturally nudges us to consider changes in our lives and lifestyles. While half of all Americans will make New Year’s Resolutions, only about 20% of those will keep them past early February. Monogram Concierge encourages you to avoid the stereotypical resolutions that, in the end, set you up for […]
  • January 11

    Use a Lifestyle Management Company to Embrace Change Gracefully


    Life Management
    Philosophers and thinkers have a lot to say about the role change plays in our lives. Change is not merely necessary to life – it is life. —Alvin Toffler Since we all know change is coming, whether we want it to or not, we would be wise to get ready for change when we’re able. […]
  • January 7

    Introducing Monogram’s Maternity Concierge Services


    Life Management
    As a rule, our society doesn’t offer enough support, or enough understanding, to parents-to-be. Could a maternity concierge service be part of the solution for overscheduled, overwhelmed new moms and dads? We think so. Mothers-to-be and new mothers in America are under extreme stress and suffering from information overload. When you’re a parent-to-be, you have […]
  • January 3

    How to Tell a Great Concierge from a Good One


    Life Management
    When you’re hiring a concierge to help you wrap up that To Do List, how do you know when you’ve got a great concierge and not just a good one? It’s important to know the difference—a good concierge can get things done, but a great concierge can offer experiences that light up an otherwise overcast […]
  • December 13

    When DIY becomes too Dangerous


    Life Management
    DIY projects are increasingly popular these days. While doing things yourself may sound like a great idea in theory, in practice there are some definite risks involved. Unless you’re a trained pro or seasoned hobbyist yourself, going the DIY route often means taking some big risks, including the risk of never finishing the project, achieving […]
  • December 11

    How to Become a Personal Concierge: Job Interview Tips


    Life Management
    There are few careers more exciting that of a personal concierge. When you become a concierge, you have the opportunity to meet and interact with many different people, to handle a variety of different tasks and errands, to learn what motivates and what is important to your clients, and to put your researching and problem-solving […]
  • December 6

    New Year’s Resolutions: Be More Successful with help from a concierge


    Life Management
    New Year’s Day has long been symbolic of new beginnings—a time for us to implement changes, to better our lives and the lives of those around us, and to re-evaluate where we are in whatever life stage we happen to be. While almost half of the U.S. population will make a New Year’s resolution each […]
  • December 1

    Mail Management for Seniors: Prevent the Dreaded Paper Piles


    Life Management
    When it comes to mail management, it can seem like a luxury—a task that can be easily managed day-to-day. The reality is that mail management is a job in and of itself—and one that can be even more challenging for seniors, who may avoid technologies intended to replace the mountains of letters, bills, promotions and […]
  • November 23

    How To Use An Executive Concierge Company and Delegate Like a Pro


    Life Management
    Partnering with an executive concierge company can help you get better at one of the most difficult requirements of a life well-lived: Delegation. Whether it’s in their personal lives or their corporate lives, most people are terrible at delegating tasks—though they understand the benefits of delegation and know they should be doing it more. According […]
  • November 13

    ROI Report: Four Ways Professional Concierge Services Quickly Pay for Themselves


    Life Management
    While we like to tell clients that our professional concierge services are an affordable luxury, most of our clients quickly discover that they’re a critical, essential must-have in their life to truly live the life they envisioned and not spend most of it burdened with managing it. That’s why these services start to look even […]
  • November 5

    A Hospitality Concierge Will Brighten Your Holiday Season


    Life Management
    When we’re kids, the weeks between Thanksgiving and January 1st feel like the most magical time of the year. We get a break from school, and everywhere we turn family and friends are getting together, hosting big beautiful dinners, and exchanging gifts with each other. Then, we become the parents, and we find out that […]
  • October 31

    Partner With a Lifestyle Manager and Never Have a To Do List Again


    Life Management
    Your personal concierge can serve as a lifestyle manager, keeping repetitive tasks off your To Do List. There’s a subtle difference between creating a To Do List or using a daily planner and setting an in-depth schedule for your life—but it’s a mindset shift that could have an enormous impact on your productivity and your […]
  • October 20

    Should I Hire a Personal Assistant or a Personal Concierge?


    Life Management
    The differences between a personal assistant and a personal concierge—and the benefits of each. In some ways, the distinction between a personal assistant and a personal concierge may seem like nothing more than semantics. As our work lives and home lives have become more intertwined, the lines between executive assistants, personal assistants, concierge services, and […]
  • October 10

    How to Make Your Personal Concierge Service More Personal


    Life Management
    Complete customization. That’s the beauty of working with a personal concierge service such as Monogram Concierge. While our concierges are expert at handling routine tasks and errands, they excel at planning, strategic thinking, and tailoring their services to individual client needs. Monogram’s personal concierges enjoy using their skills to understand the finer details of a […]
  • September 29

    Home Organization and Productivity: What We’re Reading This Fall


    Life Management
    At Monogram Concierge, our personal and corporate concierges are more than errand runners or task managers. They’re partners, collaborators, and personal growth advocates. We hire only sharp, engaged, energetic people who have a passion for personal improvement, lifestyle management, home organization, productivity—and the philosophy and science behind the search for a more balanced, graceful life. […]
  • September 24

    Can A Corporate Concierge Make Monday Your Favorite Day of the Week?


    Life Management
    Beating the Sunday and Monday Blues The Sunday Blues are a well-documented phenomenon. You start thinking about the week ahead, everything you left unfinished and sitting on your desk, the meetings you have looming—and the anxiety starts to set in, even though you still have a full weekend day ahead of you. Don’t let worries […]
  • September 10

    Personal Concierge Services Keep Seniors Socially Connected


    Senior Living
    Personal Concierge Services are a powerful resource for busy professionals, working moms, and others who are aiming for better work-life balance while managing their hectic adult years. Monogram Concierge believes that our services can be just as beneficial for clients whose lives have slowed down and become more relaxed, which is why we offer our […]
  • September 9

    Write in Your Personal Planner for Greater Productivity


    Life Management
    Stress Less & Do More. The Power of Putting Pen to Paper. Do you use a personal planner, a daily calendar, or some other note-taking system? If not, you should. When it comes to productivity tips, the humble act of writing down your tasks and goals may not seem novel or glamorous—but it’s highly effective. […]
  • August 18

    Lifestyle Management: Learning to Let Go of Everything That Weighs You Down


    Life Management
    Using Time-Saving Services Fosters a Sense of Joy and Well-Being Let’s talk about lifestyle management. What’s holding you back from living your best life—right now? Perhaps it’s a duty-bound insistence on doing everything yourself, a fear of failure, or the fact that our culture tends to worship and promote a busy, hectic lifestyle rather than […]
  • August 13

    Don’t Let Predictable Problems Derail Your Life: Hire a Professional Concierge


    Life Management
    How to Prevent Interruptions That Cause Disruptions Many who would trust professionals to manage their finances, teach their children, or fix their plumbing don’t consider relying on a professional concierge to manage and simplify their lives. But why not? There’s an old joke among realtors and house staging professionals: Most people quickly get to the […]
  • August 11

    Concierge Checklist: How to Best Use Your Personal Concierge


    Life Management
    Many of our clients ask us how or when they should use their personal concierge. The short answer is—the sky’s the limit. If that sounds like a bold statement and hard to get your head around, we understand! Most of our clients break through to that next level relationship with their concierge only after working […]