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Which Household Chores Should You Outsource to Save Time?


Sometimes it can feel as if you’re trying to be all things to all people. You have a job, a family, friends, and a home, and all of these come with obligations and commitments. You only have so many hours in a day. It’s frustrating to work all day and come home to a mountain of chores that you don’t have the energy to tackle or to spend a weekend day cleaning the house, knowing all the while that you’re missing out on a fun activity or quality time with your family. 

You can’t add more hours to the day, but there is a way to reclaim some of your time. You can do that by outsourcing some of the more time-intensive household chores on your plate. Take a look at some of the household chores that you should consider outsourcing first. 

Landscaping and Lawn Care

When it comes to paring down your list of household chores, getting rid of the landscaping and lawn and garden care should be a no-brainer. Landscaping services are nothing new. Whether your goal is to create an outdoor oasis in which to relax or just to keep your lawn trimmed and neat enough to please the homeowner’s association, there’s no reason that you need to be the one to do the heavy lifting.

Keeping up with your lawn and garden work doesn’t have to cost a fortune; it all depends on what you want to be done. In most cities, you can find a range of services that range from hiring a neighboring teen to cut your grass to hiring a service that installs new sod, water features, and paving. Decide what you need and what you’re willing to pay for, and hire a pro to do it for you.

Meal Prep

Unless you’re someone who has plenty of time on their hands and really loves to cook, preparing meals can be a particularly burdensome chore. You have to eat several times a day and so does the rest of your family. There’s no getting around it, but the time and effort it takes to make meals can seem not worth the sacrifice. In some cases, families end up resorting to expensive takeout or unhealthy fast food for many of their meals just to avoid the meal prep. 

Enter meal kit services. These services make it simple, convenient, and generally affordable to make healthy and tasty meals with little work and no waste. Simply choose your menu and place your order, and you’ll receive your kit in the mail, complete with pre-measured ingredients. No trips to the grocery store required and no getting stuck with a spice or ingredient that will sit around taking up space forever because you bought it to use in one recipe. It’s an easy way for less proficient chefs to learn to put together a healthy meal with little fuss, and it’s better for your wallet and your waistline than fast food or takeout. 

Laundry Services

Yes, laundry is on the list of household chores that you don’t have to do anymore if you don’t want to. You already outsource your dry cleaning, so why not the rest of your laundry – and your repairs and alterations as well?

Tide Cleaners, for example, is a service that lets you drop off your laundry in a convenient locker located in your residential or work building. Place an order using the Tide Cleaners app on your phone and enter any special instructions. Tide Cleaners will pick up your laundry, treat it with premium laundry products, and return it to the locker when it’s finished. You can pick it up and take it home whenever it’s convenient for you, 24/7.