By Jack Ross
Whether it’s a baby crib or a birthday cake, the process of putting things together successfully takes patience and practice. But if you’re short on time, wouldn’t it be great if someone else could do the work for you? That’s DreamCloud’s White Glove Service; they handle everything from delivery to setup and removal of your old mattress, when you order a DreamCloud.
Which got us thinking of all the things we wish had White Glove Service. This list is hot and ready for DreamCloud’s concierge care.
1. Setting up a camping tent
In theory, a tarp that’s stretched over poles and secured with pegs in the ground seems like a cinch to assemble. But after two hours of shame at the campground, your family is starving, the sky is dark, and the tent looks like a half-collapsed teepee. If only you had a friendly forest ranger on speed dial.
2. Fixing a laptop
Your 4K, ultra HD digital companion seems like a perfect match, until you try to add a new printer or run out of storage space. Office poll: Which will happen first: Alexa learns computer geek skills or Dreamcloud gets into the electronics business?
3. Cleaning dirty dishes
Call us spoiled, but using a dishwasher still requires work. The dishes won’t magically load in the dishwasher, check for stuck-on cheese stains, or put themselves away. Guess we’re eating out tonight.
4. Installing surround sound
After seeing “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the movie theater, watching it at home pales in comparison, unless you have a legit surround sound set-up. Unfortunately, only the gearheads and audiophiles will know that joy. Because figuring out the speaker wiring will drive you into a state of insanity.
5. Training pets
Whether it’s crate-training, feeding, or standing guard over the couch Balboa will use as a toilet, pet-parenting is the second hardest job on earth, next to people-parenting. Until White Glove Service takes on the animal kingdom, it’s all trial and (a lot of) error.
6. Hanging artwork
You bought the painting, the frame, the track lighting, and you’re in the final stretch: Hanging it up. Over the next four hours, your best friend assures you that, yes, it looks great there, and, no, for the 22nd time, it’s not crooked. After she leaves, you realize you want to move the painting to another wall.
On Instagram, it looks like anyone can turn their living room into a greenhouse filled with gorgeous plants, even if you only took care of a cactus in the past. Dozens of dead house plants later, you realize you have no clue what you’re doing. The good news: You brought some green into your home, if only for a short time. Bad news: The green thumbs on IG won’t answer your plant care questions. DreamCloud, please save the plants. And save us all.