Posted on: 16 April 2015
Starting a career is a thrilling and stressful time. Your long hours at the work are often matched by even more hours finishing the job from home. And on top of all that professional work you're still expected to keep up with your daily tasks. But now is a good time to learn about the beauty of outsourcing.
What makes a daily task worth outsourcing? If the task takes up valuable time better spent at work or resting, or is something you generally despise doing, it's worth outsourcing the task. Doing so will likely cost less than you would think.
Here are three ways to start off your professional career with some helpful outsourcing.
House Cleaning Services
The most obvious place to start is with house cleaning services. Look for an insured, well-reviewed cleaning service that offers several customization options. This customization should include both cleaning schedule frequency and the type of cleaning done.
You can start out with a deep clean if you've been at the office more than home. Then you can move down to a light spot clean every other week or even once a month.
Cleaners will typically dust, clean the floors, wipe down walls, clean ovens and refrigerators, and perform other standard cleaning services. Doing dishes and other more personal services are typically not included. It's important to discuss what will be cleaned during each visit so you know what you're getting with your payment.
Outsourcing laundry immediately evokes a businessperson dropping off name-brand suits to a dry cleaner. But the reality can be as high or low end as you would like it to be. Certainly stick with a dry cleaner for any items that specify that method in the care instructions or for any higher priced wardrobe items.
But for your general laundry, head to the regular local laundromat. Most offer general wash and folding services for either a flat or per pound fee. If you're never home long enough to do laundry, or you don't have access to private laundry machines, this service can relieve a huge burden. Ask about additional services such as stain removal or even laundry delivery.
Larger cities frequently have companies devoted to delivering groceries. You can go online, fill out your order, pay with a credit card and simply need to have someone home when the food will be delivered.
But you're not necessarily out of luck if you live in a smaller town. Most grocery stores will collect, bag, and pay for groceries for you if you have a discussion with the manager and put a credit card on file. The services might not extend to delivery. In that case, you can potentially hire a trusted taxi driver to go get the food for you. Or you can simply pick up the groceries after work. It will still save you a lot of time in the store.
Outsourcing these three daily tasks can help give you more time and energy to focus on your new career.Share