Time is the one truly limited resource we all have. We have only 24 hours per day to work with. And while you can’t buy more time, you can hire people to help you do things around the house. This will free you up to spend more quality time with your family instead of taking care of chores. Let’s look at three different tasks you can outsource in and around the house.
Cleaning Your House
The first thing most people outsource is cleaning inside the house. You can hire a cleaning woman, or sign a deal with a house cleaning service that will send a maid.
Having someone come in once a week for a few hours to take care of all the basics like cleaning bathrooms, changing and washing sheets, dusting, vacuuming, and sweeping will save you quite a bit of time and frankly it’s not very expensive.
Hiring someone to come take care of your yard is another great place to start outsourcing. You can often find an older child in the neighborhood who will gladly mow your lawn or rake the leaves for a few bucks.
Of course hiring a professional lawn maintenance company is also an option. They will roll in a few times a month with professional equipment and have all the yard chores taken care of in just an hour or two. This can even happen while you’re at work and not interrupt your family time at all.
It can also be helpful to hire a professional when you’re getting ready to redesign your yard. If you have a pool, consider hiring someone to come clean and maintain it regularly instead of having to deal with it yourself.
Home Improvements and Upgrades
Last but not least, let’s talk about a big outsourcing task. When you’re getting ready to do some major repair or upgrade work in or around the house, the temptation is to take it on yourself.
You think you can save quite a bit of money by doing all or most of the work. The truth is that in a lot of cases, you’re better off hiring a contractor who knows what he’s doing. Home improvement projects almost always take much longer than anticipated when you first start out.
Instead of trying to do everything yourself, find a reliable person or company to hire. It won’t cost you a lot more since these people know what they are doing, have the tools they need and won’t waste a bunch of materials by messing up once or twice. More importantly though outsourcing these tasks will save you a lot of headache and not an insubstantial amount of time.
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