Happy Monday Everyone,
I remember once when I was young, learning about a fellow classmate whose family had a cleaning lady come to clean their house a couple of times a month. I remember thinking “wow, they must be rich!”
Now that I am older, I’m not so much convinced that someone might be wealthy if they can afford a cleaning person, more so, I am impressed with how smart they are.
My husband travels a lot for his job and I struggle to maintain the house, yard, and other maintenance things while he is gone. One of the biggest struggles I have is the yard work. Here in the Pacific Northwest, spring time means rain and just warm enough weather that everything grows with furry. Timing mowing the lawn between spring showers, kids’ scheudles, my work load, etc., gets very stressful. So this year I rearranged my budget to include a lawn service to help me with this task.
And boy am I glad I did!
Every other week, “Ron” comes and mows my lawn, trims around the flower beds, sweeps and cleans up.
I cannot express how much this bi-weekly visit has helped my life. I am no longer stressed about finding time and energy from an already limited pool.
This is one example of how hiring someone to help you get through your day-to-day activities is really more of a benefit than a luxury. I am sure we can think of many different services we can hire to help us and will ultimately give us more time to do the things we really want to do.
Here’s a quick list I came up with:
- House cleaner
- Lawn maintenance
- Handy man(woman) service
- Pick up/Delivery dry cleaners
- Dog walker
- Errand runner
- Grocery delivery service
Who remembers the old show, Mad About You, with Paul Reiser and Helen Hunt? When their show was popular in the early ’90’s, they joked in the show about Jamie and Paul hiring a dog walker. I think those days of teasing people of hiring someone else to walk their dogs are long gone.
Time Saver/Time Management Guru
Finding more minutes in your day
“Time is a created thing. To say ‘I don’t have time’ is to say ‘I don’t want to.'” – Lao Tzu