How A Second Me Brings Families Together

by Karen on September 18, 2017
Hiring someone to help your elderly family members prep their meals, keep them company throughout the day, and even run errands for them may sound like a counter intuitive way of creating a closer bond with your loved ones. But, we’ve found that hiring A Second Me, LLC to do these things could bring you and your family closer together.

Think of it this way, if you were responsible for taking care of your children, balancing a full time career, and aiding your elderly parents or family members with prepping their meals and running errands for them, it’s safe to say that you would be pretty stressed out. Some people handle stress better than others, but oftentimes when you’re stressed you don’t communicate as well as you usually do, and seem to be thinking about the next thing on your to-do list. Even if you’re committed to trying to maintain these close relationships, stress often gets in the way.

Now imagine that you didn’t have to run errands and meal prep for your elderly family members. With this extra time, you’ll be able to stop worrying about completing endless to-dos and spend quality time with them – something that the both of you may need and cherish.

A Second Me also provides opportunities for you to spend even more time with your family by taking care of your own pesky errands that always seem to keep you away from home. Imagine being able to go straight home after work without having to get groceries, pick up medication, or purchase random items that your children may need. You’ll be able to go home, hang out with your family, and maybe even do some things that make you happy without worrying about putting off other tasks.

A Second Me, LLC allows you to duplicate yourself to give you more hours in the day, and more hours in the day means spending more time relaxing and building connections with family members. We’d like to think that we’re helping people grow these relationships, and we hope to continue to fulfill this mission every single day.


Save Money By Hiring A Second Me

by Karen on August 4, 2017

Grocery StoreMany have a love hate relationship with grocery shopping. Sometimes it’s exciting to go to the store when you’re with a friend or significant other and are eager to buy ingredients to try a new recipe. Other times it can be another weekly chore that’s difficult to fit around your already busy schedule. While some grocery stores offer personal shopping services, it’s sometimes difficult to trust that a random grocery store worker will get you the best deals and will choose food from your list thoughtfully and carefully. This is where A Second Me steps in.

Unlike your love hate relationship with grocery shopping, we are actually happy to do it for you. Over the past years working as an errand service business for Northern Virginia residents, we have learned some tips and tricks to conquer the dreaded grocery store while saving you money. Read below for some reasons why hiring A Second Me, LLC can actually save you money.


We Never Shop Hungry

As we’re sure you’ve heard multiple times, you’re never supposed to go grocery shopping on an empty stomach. Shopping hungry causes more temptation to buy items that you don’t actually need. Think about it, when you’re starving and looking at rows and rows of food in front of you, you’re much more likely to buy a quick snack to either munch on while you’re at the grocery store or when you’re home. This item is likely not on your grocery list and results from you following your stomach rather than your budget. But, if you hire A Second Me to do your grocery shopping, you’ll end up saving money because you won’t even be at the grocery store to buy tempting food! We’ll stick to exactly what’s on your list and buy no more or no less.


We’ll Get You Deals

We’ve been around the grocery store block more than a few times and know the tricks of the trade when it comes to grocery shopping. For example, it’s important to look at a shelf from top to bottom because grocery stores purposefully arrange the most expensive items right at eye level so that you’re more likely to purchase them. Grocery stores also purposely arrange items so that the produce and dairy items are at opposite ends of the store. This is meant to promote grocery shoppers to weave between the aisles and potentially buy more items that they don’t need. We stick to the perimeters of the store and carefully look at pricing to ensure that you’re getting the best deal for high quality products that you’ve asked us to purchase.


We Motivate You To Write Lists

Grocery shopping on an empty stomach may be rule number one to avoid, but grocery shopping without a list is definitely rule number two to avoid. When you grocery shop without a list it’s easy to forget items that you need which wastes more time, money, and gas because you need to return to the grocery store to pick up your forgotten item. You’re also more likely to buy items that you don’t need if you don’t have a grocery list since you’ll be more tempted to buy new items to try or foods that you’re craving. By preparing a list for us to use when we grocery shop for you, we help motivate you to plan your meals ahead of time and minimize the chances of straying from your food plans and buying random unnecessary items. If you need some help planning your meals for the week or meal prepping once you receive your groceries, don’t worry! We can do that too. Not only will you feel more organized since you’ll have a plan, groceries, and potentially meals prepped for the week, but you’ll also save money, which is never a bad thing in our book.


It may sound counter intuitive to hire someone to save you money, but grocery shopping does require a certain amount of attention and skill. Trust us to pick up your groceries weekly, monthly, or even two times a week. Write us a list, give us a budget, and we’ll do the best that we can to find everything on the list and stay within budget. While we’re perusing the aisles of the local grocery store, hang out with your family, go to the gym, or relax during the extra hour that we provide to your day.


Our Services In A Nutshell

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Meal prepping with A Second Me

Browsing through our site can offer loads of information for those looking to get to know A Second Me a little better. Learn about our team members, read some testimonials from previous clients, and learn some helpful tips as well as read personal stories from our team over on our blog site. While we do […]

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April Gardening 101

April 12, 2017
April Gardening 101

April is a month filled with leftover spring-cleaning, preparing for Easter if you celebrate it, and if you live in Virginia, finally feeling hopeful enough to start gardening because the weather is actually consistent enough to do so. However, with the task of gardening come some dos and don’ts of the April springtime gardening season. […]

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Stress Free: Easier Than You Think

March 24, 2017
Save yourself from stress with A Second e

Stress seems to follow us at all stages of life – from juggling school assignments and extracurriculars, to starting your own family and maintaining your career. While these milestones bring an enormous amount of joy in life, they inevitably bring stress that is often difficult to overcome by yourself. So, to help you out, we […]

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Seeking Care Out of State

March 3, 2017
Seeking Care Out of State

Caring for an elderly parent, while rewarding, can also be very difficult to manage. Constantly ensuring that their fridge is stocked with meals that are easy to cook or heat up, filling prescriptions and making sure that your parent is taking their medication on time, and checking in on your loved one to keep them […]

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Simplify Meal Times with Meal Prepping

February 17, 2017
Meal Prep Overnight oats

Oftentimes when one hears the term “meal prepping” an image of an entire day spent cooking meals for the week with numerous dirty dishes comes to mind. A Second Me can help with your meal prepping woes, but we’ve done a little digging and have found some easy nonperishable recipes that will make dreading meal […]

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The Trials and Tribulations of Moving Mom

February 2, 2017
Moving boxes

Moving a parent can be a difficult experience. With so many errands to run and phone calls to make, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed during the process. Our employees know exactly how you feel, and have been through the same situation themselves! Read below to hear Linda’s story and how she wished she had the […]

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Super Human, or Sandwich Generation?

January 26, 2017
Super Dad

Beep…beep…beep…your good morning wake up call at 5:00 AM every morning. You slowly drag yourself out of bed and shuffle to the kitchen for coffee. An essential item every morning to prepare for the long day ahead. First off, wake up children, make breakfast for children, and help them get ready. Leave by 7 to […]

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10 Perfect Gift Ideas for the Holidays!

December 15, 2016
Ready to find your perfect gift?

The holiday season is here! We hope you’ve been enjoying decorations, hot cocoa, and holiday shopping! However, some of us still need to check people off our lists, which is why we’ve put together 10 simple and easy gift ideas for you to tackle! Hot Chocolate Ornaments These ornaments are the cutest gifts for […]

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