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Make Life Easier with these L.A. Startups

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Start-ups Make L.A. Life Easier With Free Moving Help, Dog Valet & On Demand Designated Drivers

Luxe is an on demand valet service that now offers a new program called "Drive Home." Basically, you can drive your own car to dinner and then have one of their on-demand valets drive you home in your own car. The service is current available on the weekends in Hollywood and Downtown Los Angeles. It costs $25 plus $3 a mile - they will drive you up to 40 miles away. Luxe is partnering with MADD for the launch of the new program by donating $1 from each ride to their cause. To try the new program, go to the app and click on additional services and then request a Drive Home.

Bellhops is an on demand moving service based in Santa Monica.​ They are offering free services to Senior Citizens on Friday, August 21 in honor of National Senior Citizens Day. They can help you move things out of storage, rearrange furniture at home, declutter and more. The free move includes the services of two bellhops for up to three hours - no strings attached. If you need more than 3 hours... it will cost $40 per bellhop, per hour.

You do need to book in advance as this will be a popular offer. Call (844) 326-3800 and use the coupon code “SeniorCitizensDay” as early as possible. ​You ​can also ​book online​.

Finally, there is now "dog valet" at the mall. Dog walking app Zingy is teaming up with Westfield Shopping centers to offer a place to drop off your dog at the mall while you shop. They will walk your dog for ​​​ 15, 30, 45 or 60 minutes starting at $10. Right now the service is available at Westfield Topanga - it is going to expand to all Southern California Westfields soon.