London, United Kingdom, November 23, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Andrea Osborne, managing director of cushion the impact lifestyle management services explains, explains how, over the last 13 years, she and her team have helped busy people be less stressed about the process of preparing for Christmas.
"Increasingly people see companies like cushion the impact as a vital part of their busy lives. Very often people live alone, whether by choice or not and don't have a family in the same town or even country to help. We provide a support system for them especially at Christmas which is one of our most demanding times of year. Clients usually can buy blocks of hours and dip into them when they need them as the hours last a year from date of purchase.
"Last year we bought family games for a family get together, that was great fun as the client wanted us to make sure they all worked before we handed them over so we got to play with some of them! Another client rang in a panic a month before Christmas when overseas family announced an unexpected visit for the festive season, most rooms were redecorated and a major decluttering project began so by the time the guests arrived our client was cool, calm and collected with a freshly painted, festively decorated home and enough food to feed everyone and more."
“We are called upon even at the last moment,” Andrea continues "almost every year on Christmas Eve people (and it has to be said it’s usually men!) ring to buy our gift of time vouchers. Last year a husband rang us 5 minutes before we closed on Christmas Eve, we emailed him a personalised voucher which he printed and he said it saved his Christmas. His wife loved the gift and has spent the voucher ringing us up to organise lots of different treats for them both so he did well out of it too!”
But it's not just those who celebrate Christmas or have families who want help, "one of our single clients wanted to take advantage of the break to improve her Portuguese, and as Terry Pratchett was one of her favourite authors we sourced a couple of books in the Portuguese for her to read. Much more enjoyable and more accessible for a learner than a heavy literary tome. Ultimately, it doesn't matter what people want or why they want it, we help...well, as long as it's legal!"
This year cushion the impact is running a time management and planning webinar to the run up to Christmas so people approach the preparation more efficiently and don’t get as stressed as they normally do.
Some examples of how Christmas Angels have helped busy people retain their sanity and shoe leather the festive season:
Christmas cards - bought, written, addressed, stamped and all posted before the last posting dates (always sooner than you think).
· Meals - ingredients bought, even prepped for the perfect Christmas dinner, delivered to your door. All you need to do is switch on the oven. The Christmas Angels can even arrange for a chef and staff to rustle up that sumptuous meal, or nibbles for a champagne reception…or a hangover cure!
· Christmas tree - delivered to your home or office, decorated if required then taken away afterwards to be recycled.
· Parties and dinners - whether a simple meal for two or a fully catered party, or perhaps you’d like cushion the impact to find and book a venue and a babysitter.
· Frocks or fancy dress - to buy or to hire and the angels have stylists to help with the look, hair and makeup too.
Home Help - organise a Christmas clean; the pile of ironing to disappear; home de-cluttered; finish the handyman jobs you’ve never quite got around to. The end result is a perfect home ready for even the most discerning of guests.
· Gifts - suggestions, bought, wrapped, posted so everyone is happy.
· Stuck for a gift for the friend who seems to have everything? cushion the impact have the perfect present - cushion the impact gift vouchers. The gift of time to get on with living while the angels take on their day-to-day hassles.
Call them angels or helpful elves – they’re there for you (wings and pointy ears optional!)
Put your feet up, relax and let the Christmas Angels take the strain...
Remember cushion the impact is for life not just for Christmas.
About the Christmas Angels
Select from a range of services, tailored to your needs and aimed at assisting you in your run up to Christmas. The Christmas Angels can do a little or the whole lot and with prices starting from £30.00 per hour (plus the cost of any items purchased on your behalf or third party suppliers like handymen, cleaners), that’s a small price to pay for peace of mind this festive season. There are no joining or membership fees, simply buy a bank of hours to use as and when needed, they're valid for a year from the date of purchase so if help and encouragement keeping New Year’s Resolutions is needed cushion the impact can assist there too.
For more information please contact
cushion the impact ltd
020 3218 0053
cushion the impact
making time for you