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Back in 2012 when we launched Occasional Butler, we raced to see who had posted the very first job with a nervous excitement. It was Airtasker, asking for someone to eat a bag of doritos. Some would consider them our competitor, we took it as a 'welcome ... read more

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Take comfort. Occasional Butler has partnered with Lloyds of London, the world's specialist insurance market, to ensure every single job completed through our website is covered by our insurance policy at no cost to you. All of our butlers are covered ... read more

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If your answer is anything like ours ... too long ago ... it may be that you are put off by all the hard work. Maybe you were in the kitchen most of the night while your guests were waiting to talk to you or you were up until 2am washing dishes. Why ... read more

Here comes the bride JAN14

Here comes the bride ... Gabriela C's big day was fast approaching and she needed the skills of an event coordinator to bring all the wedding elements together on the day in Boneo, Mornington Peninsula. Carmel H, a well accomplished and multi-skilled ... read more

Christmas bottles DEC13

Emma B needed a friendly waiter with some hospitality experience to help out at a private function at her house for approx 30 people on Saturday 7 December from 7-12pm. It was a stand up, cocktail style event. Tasks included: - preparing and serving ... read more

Paint tins

Kathy B. wanted to help out her friend in need. The lounge and kitchen area of her friend’s home, needed the professional brush stroke of an experienced painter; urgently. Claudio; a 3rd year Apprentice Painter and Decorator; came to the rescue with ... read more

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Drink and be merry…. but with what drink? And how? Melanie B was organising a casual work party for 75 people in North Melbourne. The party was held on a Saturday night from 7pm to Midnight. Melanie posted her job to hire two butlers to serve ... read more

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One of our fabulous butlers Eva H recently relocated to Wiltshire, England. After catching up with a long lost friend Eva posted a job from the UK to have a butler go and buy a wallet from Strandbags for her and send it to England. Her friend had been ... read more

All rounder assistant OCT13

Sydney based Bianca needed a real all rounder to help with her client's project. As part of Bianca's market research focus groups for her client she needed an assistant over eight 2hr sessions to help with: - taking photos (basic digital camera supplied) - ... read more

Design my Halloween Invites

In keeping with our theme for the month our success story is 'Design my Halloween Party Invites'. Genevieve posted a job to get help from a creative graphic designer (or someone really talented at designing invites on their computer) to help her ... read more

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Olivia S, was running out of time to prepare for a trade show. She needed help in a hurry! Olivia posted her job on Occasional Butler with a $50 budget. Her job description was simply, "We need an office all-rounder who can help with preparing marketing ... read more

Mow our nature strip

Spring is in the air everywhere we look around.The grass is getting greener and cunningly longer! Michael W knew he was going to need help with his nature strip and soon! He couldn't wait for the garden gnomes to perform a miracle so he posted a ... read more

dog minding

Our favourite story this month is Kym's job to have a butler mind her dog while she was away. Kym needed a trusty butler to mind their little Westie / Terrier, Kennedy from around 1:00pm on Friday to 8:00pm on Sunday for an estimated $80. The butler ... read more

Occasional Butler turns one

This month Occasional Butler turns one! We want to say a big thanks to everyone who has become a part of our community. When we came up with the idea for Occasional Butler we were recently married and were renovating our first home. We had a tiny ... read more

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We know its daggy and boring but here are a few tips to help you through tax time: Go Shopping! Anything and everything is on sale at the moment so it's the best time to do some guilt free shopping especially if you can claim the expense as a work ... read more

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You can find great cleaners at Occasional Butler who are brimming with enthusiasm to help you out and typically charge a fraction of the price that professional cleaners charge. So what's the catch? Often they are not professional cleaners. So a little ... read more

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RACHEL BOTSMAN IS YOUR to-do list getting longer and longer? Perhaps you have odd jobs such as clean the patio or sort out the garage that has been on the list for months. Well now you can outsource all these tasks to a growing number of on-demand ... read more

Mothers Day picnic collage

This mothers day we posted a job to have one of our talented butlers source and prepare a picnic hamper to feed my husband Erz and I, and our two boys for $120. From a great selection of 10 different offers we selected Eva H and were blown away with ... read more

Jodie and Erz Imam's butler service is going from strength to strength. Photo: MODFORM

Want a butler? Date: April 20, 2013 By: Claire Dunn The "odd jobs" man was once a well known face about town. Searching unsuccessfully for one during home renovations, newlyweds Jodie and Erz Imam hit upon the idea of the Occasional Butler – an ... read more

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Erin D got back from her summer holiday to find the weeds in her front courtyard were starting to really make themselves at home. Without further ado Erin posted a job with Occasional Butler to have someone kindly come and remove them for $25. Dan ... read more

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Skye A, a Facebook friend of Occasional Butler recently won a $100 voucher to use to help her get one of her jobs done around the house. Syke posted a job to Assemble Ikea Furniture. Skye needed someone to assemble her two Expedit eight-pigeonhole bookcases ... read more

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I have been an avid reader of BRW for a while now. It's one of my most valuable resources for keeping up to date on what a very broad range of businesses are up to in Australia. So it was a great honour to have a very small mention in the FEB 14-FEB ... read more

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Australian Financial Review - 31 January 2013 - Jessica Gardner Lara Reynolds had experienced no luck in finding casual wait staff for a Christmas party at her Brighton home in Melbourne until she stumbled across the website Occasional Butler. "It ... read more

TLC for kids distraction box

A big thanks to the fabulous customers who posted jobs in December. We were able to raise enough funds to sponsor a TLC for Kids distraction box. Distraction boxes get used approximately nine times per week for medical procedures, comforting kids through ... read more

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How many times have you rushed around in the morning to pull together an outfit and grabbed your bag on your way out the door only to realize that it doesn’t match? The ladies here at Occasional Butler have learnt that the first step to organizing ... read more

Top 10 Hams

I don’t know about you guys but with only x days left before Christmas, the timing of this article by The Age Epicure is perfect. More than a dozen hams were blind tested by a panel of judges at Union Dining in Richmond to come up with this top 10 list. ... read more

Stef, Butler and Matthew Pirro, The MPS Group Account Manager

Occasional Butler takes the hassle out of Christmas and other occasions by connecting people and businesses with a growing network of capable butlers ready to help lighten the load. The MPS Group, a professional consulting firm that offers a range of ... read more

Handyman needed to paint fence

Prue G recently used Occasional Butler to post her fence-painting job. Within a day of posting her job Prue had several offers from different butlers in her neighbourhood. Prue chose Nick S as he offered a lot of information about himself in his butler ... read more

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It was a fun morning helping out fellow Prahran resident Kelly last week. I was lucky enough to be picked by Kelly to help her get some weeding done in her garden. It was a small slice of my morning to help her get the job done, just in time for the ... read more

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Come up with gift ideas for you. All you need to do is tell us a little bit about your loved one and our butlers can put in offers to come up with different gift ideas for you, saving you from reaching for that same ole bottle of plonk again. Run ... read more

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Need Help This Party Season? Want to have your cake, cookies and cocktails this party season – and eat them too? Here are 10 ways an Occasional Butler can help you make it through the holidays - with your energy level, waistline and health in tact. Put ... read more

Sewing machine

Jon J is not your average seamster. Jon works at a skydiving centre in regional Victoria sewing parachutes together and making other equipment. Jon lives in Balaclava and is a mad skydiver himself. Jon responded to a job post from Belinda S on the ... read more

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It’s been wonderful to chat to so many Melbournians as we’ve been taking our lovable company mascot Miles to the streets to meet people. One thing that never ceases to strike me as we’re out and about is just how many people need some help around ... read more

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According to Oprah’s de-cluttering expert Peter Walsh, we wear 20 percent of our wardrobe 80 percent of the time. We also have the tendency to buy the same things over and over again. This all adds up to an epidemic of wardrobes across the country bursting ... read more

Produce at farmers market

When we first moved to Melbourne we made a plan to shop at The Queen Victoria Market for all of our fresh fruit and veg as well as meat and fish. It was a great idea and for the first 2 weeks our kitchen was full of bowls swollen with the freshest fruit ... read more

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We are almost there… winter is nearly over. BBQ’s in the backyard, fun in the sun, sitting in the shade with a cool drink and swimming, all activities that seemed forever away are now almost upon us, Yay! So, now its time to clean up the backyard, ... read more

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Spring is coming up and you know what that means? The party season and Christmas will be here before you know it. And before you’ve even begun to think about presents… Get ahead of the game and try something different this spring by growing goods ... read more

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How are you going to show some love to your dear old Dad this Father’s Day? Here are our top 20 ways that an Occasional Butler can help you delight your Dad. We guarantee he’ll appreciate it more than socks and undies! Give your Dad a break ... read more

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Well it’s been a busy few weeks here at Occasional Butler! Big thanks to all the wonderful customers and butlers who have been sending in feedback on the site.  We are taking many suggestions on board so please keep them coming. The team here has ... read more

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Clean Wave Services was the first of our cleaning companies to sign up as a butler in our new online community and start making offers on cleaning jobs around Melbourne. Owned and operated in Melbourne, they are a premier commercial, industrial and ... read more

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Alex of Alex Bakes Cakes was one of the first professional bakers to sign up as a butler in our new online community and start making offers on jobs around Melbourne. Located in Elsternwick, Alex designs and makes all sorts of cakes and cupcakes for ... read more

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A big thanks to all of our new customers who are now registered on the site, and to the butlers who have been actively making offers on jobs.  It's very early days but the enthusiasm is fantastic. My own little job to get the tiny patch of grass ... read more

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It's only 6 weeks until our baby turns 1! It’s such a milestone that we couldn’t miss a celebration. But hosting any celebration requires work and time. There is the invite, the venue, the food and in this case the most important thing … the ... read more

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What will you spend your tax return on this year? Some more spare time maybe? Someone to clean the house, do some gardening work, go and get your groceries for you… Occasional Butler launches in Melbourne this month and I am excited to be posting ... read more

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