The Best Delivery and In-Home Services on the North Shore

Mother’s Day is almost here and what would it be without a little pampering and indulgence? Who has time, you say?


You’re running a household, taking care of your kids and perhaps pulling down a paycheck, and there is never enough time in the day for you, right?

Instead of running around town trying to accomplish a to do list, bring the services to you—and don’t limit yourself to just one day of the year.

Personal Trainer
Craig Robertson
$50 per hour
Knowledgeable trainer and nutritionist.

Manicure, Pedicure, Facials,Waxing and Reflexology
Face Nouveau: Tatyana
Mani-pedi: $55, Facial: $70, Reflexology: $25, Wax (basic bikini): $15
Sweet, thorough, and very professional.

Haircut/Beauty Salon Services
Theodor Perry and Julia
Theodor is available for cut, wash and set (for both men and women).
His associate, Julia, specializes in color.

Handy Man
Tip Top Carpenter: Marcin Knapik
He’s multi-talented, reliable, and reasonable. Marcin is a painter, electrician, plumber, carpenter—all rolled into one.

Home Front Solutions
Glenn Watson
Susan Noyes gives Home Front her recommendation. She’s used them for years.

Get Dwell
Darryl Rose
Darryl and his company have a long list of positive comments on our Better List and several happy clients among the Make It Better staff.

Vishal Vaid
Vishal is a computer wiz. He can upgrade your computer, clean a virus, install software, design a web page and give you a lesson in any of the above. He’s reasonable, fair, knowledgeable, and reliable.

Tony Mars
The one area where most of us most need help and Tony is very smart and responsive. Recommended by Suzy Hilbrant among others at Make It Better.

Dry Cleaning
Skokie Valley Laundry and Cleaners
Free delivery and pick up all over the North Shore.
Starched shirt on a hanger: $2.10

Schultz & Odhners
Free delivery and pick up as far as Northbrook.
Starched shirt on a hanger: $2.40
New customers: First month 20% off on all dry cleaning

Gus Coleman
Gus specializes in alterations. He is friendly, conscientious, multi-talented and does great work.

Del Lago Pharmacy
Free delivery. A lifesaver when you have a sick child. Also some of the nicest pharmacists you will ever meet.

Parkway Drugs
Glencoe & Wilmette
$3 Delivery charge. Prompt and dependable.

Food: Take-out
Order on line or from your smart phone with their new free downloadable application. This place is priceless. Search by cuisine or delivery fee. They have downloadable coupons and even have a “low fat” search.

Takeout Taxi
Deerfield, Lincolnshire, Glenview, Wheeling
Everyone has their favorite pizza delivery, but if you’re in the mood for something a little more high end, try Takeout Taxi. Delivery fees range from $4.99 to $7.99 depending on the price of the food ordered. Affiliated restaurants include: Big Bowl, Bravo, RA Sushi, Stir Crazy, Wildfire, Red Star tavern, Eduardo’s and much more. Best of all: if someone in your family wants sushi and someone wants barbecue—no problem. Takeout Taxi will make multiple stops with a $4.99 fee for each additional restaurant stop.

Lakeside Foods
Delivery charge: $6 (local) $8 (outlying)
Inexpensive, super accommodating, and friendly.

Dog Wash
Aussie Pet Mobile
Aussie offers a 15 step grooming program which includes cleaning ears, eyes, face and nails. The bath and face scrub is in a heated tub.

For Pet’s Sake Mobile Grooming
Pet spa on wheels, they will travel to your home to clean your dog.
Animal Care Specialist, Lisa, has worked in the business over 18 years.

Dog Walker
Woof Hoofers: Ingrid Harrison
Ingrid is wonderful and much more than a dog walker, she also has done extensive work with socializing dogs and she walks dogs at a heel.

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