If you need to outsource common household chores you have no time or interest in doing, like laundry, dog walking, etc., it seems Porter could be a good bet.
The new company markets itself on the back of Uber’s reputation, which has totally disrupted the model for hailing temporary transportation (ie, a taxi or town car) using a mobile app. Right now Porter is only available in LA1, so it’s hard to say whether the implementation is as good as the idea. Also, it costs $15 per hour for the service employees you hire.
1. The LA Weekly article notes: “By summer 2014, they plan to be in San Diego and San Francisco – and by year’s end, Boston, New York, Chicago and Washington, D.C.”↩