We all have those days when we feel unstoppable, like we can tackle almost any obstacle thrown our way. However, more often than we’d probably like to admit, we only just make it through the day, wishing we had help.
But this help needs to come from professionals so it eases our stress instead of adding to it. Wouldn’t it be great to outsource something to someone who you know could do it even better than you could? Well, stress no more. Here are five areas of your life you can outsource to professionals, leaving you with time to do the things you absolutely have to – or maybe even to relax!
Some people really enjoy shopping, while others just couldn’t be bothered. Be it groceries, clothes or school supplies, it’s a very necessary part of life. But did you know you don’t have to trouble yourself with going to the mall or the market to actually buy the things you need? Instead, with apps like Glovo, Jumia and Carrefour, you can have your grocery shopping delivered right to your doorstep, and you won’t even have to break a sweat.
If it’s the thought of clothes shopping that fills you with dread, then you can transfer that problem to a personal shopper. Just be sure to tell them your style, what you’re looking for, and most importantly, your budget.
It can get a bit tedious thinking about, and doing, all the household cleaning. The house itself needs cleaning, the dishes, the laundry, and that’s without even tackling the garden or balcony. It’s difficult to do all this and still have time to rest and recharge. Plus, it’s not always as easy as it looks — just ask anyone who moves out of their parents’ house for the first time! This is where SweepSouth comes in. All you have to do is make a booking, and a pre-vetted SweepStar will come to your house and do all the cleaning for you, including the laundry and ironing.
Whenever tax season rolls around every mid-year, there’s a general weariness because most people don’t enjoy filing their taxes. It’s worse if you are a small business owner who can’t yet afford to have an accountant on salary or retainer. Necessity is truly the mother of invention because a number of small accounting firms have sprung up in the last few years. They offer accounting services to their clients on an ad-hoc basis, without requiring them to pay a monthly retainer. They also help individuals file their taxes, thus eliminating the headache of having to learn how the iTax system works.
Life has so many moving parts that keep us busy that sometimes at the end of the day, the last thing we want to do is think about what to make for dinner. Meal plans solve this issue by giving you a laid-out plan for what to eat every day. This will not only save you money because you’ll buy only what you need, but it will also save you time – and potential arguments with your significant other. There’s plenty of free meal plans available on the internet, you just have to do a little research. Alternatively, you can consult a nutritionist who can tailor the meal plan to suit your needs – be they eating healthier, losing weight or maybe just saving some time at the end of a long day.
Errands are a necessary evil. They’re usually mundane but also have to be done. While some errands may require you to be there in person, like financial transactions, others such as dropping off delivery or picking up the dry cleaning do not need your presence. Use Sendy for one-off errands, or build a rapport with a boda guy who you can send whenever you have errands. In this way you’ll feel like you have your own personal concierge.
Ultimately, before deciding which tasks to outsource, consider your skill level, what you like doing and, finally, what you can afford. This will provide a good basis for which tasks you have to stick through, and which ones someone else can help with.