5 Time Saving Services Everyone Can AffordMarch 22, 2016
We would all like more free time in our lives, and maybe you’re even aware of some time saving services like landscaping but are afraid you can’t afford the luxury. That may have been true 20 years ago, but these days the internet and automation cut overhead enough for these services to be available and affordable for almost anyone.
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Still unconvinced? Our top 5 time saving service picks will give you great ideas to outsource your time consuming chores on a budget.
- Laundry Services
Many people are still under the impression that laundry services are out of their price range, but take a moment to run the numbers.
Then consider that depending on your city, laundromats or professional laundry facilities will wash, dry and fold your laundry for between $1-2/lb. Imagine throwing all the dirty laundry in a bag at the end of the week, having it picked up, cleaned and delivered back to you. That’s a lot of time and stress relief! Not to mention money saved on detergents and energy-hungry laundry machines.
Companies like Washio and YourPamperedHome service local areas. If they don’t serve your area, there are likely similar local options.
- Valet Storage
How many of us have public storage units we’d rather forget about, deep in some impersonal locker with poor lighting. Do you even remember what’s in there?
In comes valet storage, the better option for personal storage brought on by the digital age. Instead of dreary concrete lockers you have to spend all Saturday looking through for your fishing rods, valet storage:
- Provides you containers to fill, then comes to pick up the containers or other pieces for storage like furniture or your own boxes.
- Safely stores your belongings in a warehouse and places an online catalog of your belongings so you can keep track of everything remotely.
- You can have your items delivered back to your home; no need to visit the storage facility.
The best part is, valet storage prices are comparable to what you’re already paying for public storage. The best in valet storage are the Stow Simple storage company, so check to see if they service your area.
- Doctors at Your Door
It used to be common for doctors to make house-calls, and Pager is trying to bring back the trend. Text, call or schedule a home visit from certified medical professionals using Pager’s application.
The possibilities are endless. Have a sick toddler and don’t want to sit in the waiting room for an hour? Do you live alone and are too ill to leave? Want to know if your injury is serious enough to seek immediate attention, or to be given on the spot first aid advice? This is a potentially life saving tool everyone should look in to.
- Home Delivered Meals
Small families often have a tough time buying the right amount of food for a reasonable price- you won’t get any discounts at the grocery store for buying just two chicken breasts. Home delivered meals from sites like BlueApron and Plated seek to cater to smaller households with busy schedules who want affordable food without waste or bulk items taking up space in the freezer.
These companies go out of their way to simplify meal-time. Ingredients come with simple recipes so you can cook healthy food for your family with proper proportions. Better for you and cheaper than fast-food delivery, you’ll be hooked once you try your first home delivered meal.
- Household Chores
Sick of the ivy creeping up your exterior walls? Has your bathroom faucet been dripping for months? Now you can find a handy-man in your area at any time with helpful sites like TaskRabbit which connect local customers with local handymen.
You’ll be given a selection of workers to choose from, including their profiles, past reviews and rates. Now you don’t have to hire expensive firms or companies to do small jobs. Setting up with a local, affordable specialist has never been simpler.
Save time, save money!
Sometimes we forget to value our time, but with so little free time as it is, the price of your down time can’t be exaggerated. These solutions cost as much or less than their alternatives, so what are you waiting for? Outsource your time-consuming chores to specialists so you can spend more time doing the things you love.