Outsourcing at Home
It’s the day and age of outsourcing. Companies all over the world outsource the jobs that can be done more cheaply and more effectively elsewhere, to conserve their energy for the more important tasks at hand. So if outsourcing has become such a prevalent practice in business, why shouldn’t you apply the same mentality to your family life? After all, plenty of households are all too familiar with the struggle of finding quality time together after work and the chores are done.
What would you give to spend an afternoon taking your children somewhere they have never been instead of doing the laundry? How does a romantic evening with your significant other sound compared to an evening preparing the next day’s school lunch? It’s easy to make it a reality with the many brilliant services that are designed to make your life a little easier.
If you would rather watch “The Great British Bake Off” than spend your evenings packing lunch boxes, there are some great delivery services that do it for you. Something like this for the kids will save a lot of time and effort, and provide a huge range of choice and allow you to order your lunches for eight weeks at a time. That’s one thing ticked off the list!
Doing the laundry is one of those chores that just seems never-ending. As soon as you’ve emptied the washing basket and neatly folded the last load, it seems to be full to the brim with dirty socks and muddy football gear again and you’re right back where you started. You might be surprised at how much time you can save using a dry cleaning service such as ZipJet (at this time only based in London), who will pick up and deliver straight to your door. All that sorting, folding, and ironing really adds up.
Perhaps the most obvious job around the house to outsource is the cleaning. Hiring someone to do this for you can save you hours every week and is almost guaranteed to make you happier too. As long as you pay a fair wage and make sure the house is tidy enough to actually clean, there is nothing wrong with providing somebody else with gainful employment so you can spend more time helping your children with their homework.
So instead of all those chores, your spare time could be dedicated to weekend trips or better quality time with your family in general.