New Fulton business offers solution for crammed schedules

Everyone has that one task or chore they just don’t have the time, the energy or the will to get done, be it picking up the dry-cleaning, taking the dog for a walk or raking that monster pile of leaves.

That is the main premise behind Cindy Baker’s new business, Errand Runners.

Baker said the idea came out of a conversation with friends.

“We spend a lot of our time doing these things for friends and family, so we decided there must be a need,” said Baker. “One of my friends said, ‘Somebody needs to do this.’”

After nine years of selling Real Estate in Fulton, Baker said she also was simply ready for a change.

“I wanted to do something to help,” she said. “This seemed like a good way to scratch out a living, help and do something I feel good about.”

Baker said she already has helped a number of clients over the past several weeks.

“We helped pack a household for a move, we got a call to walk a dog while they are out of town and we changed the batteries in smoke detectors for a couple of older women,” Baker said. “We’ve gotten a good response so far.”

Baker’s base rate for services is $20 per hour, but that rate drops to $15 per hour if clients purchase a block of time. There also are packages available such as the senior assistance package, which provides eight hours per month for $140.

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For more information, or to arrange for Baker to take care of an errand, call (573) 220-0177 or send a message to cindy@cindy-baker.com.

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