There’s no denying that as entrepreneurs we are busy, so we need to be able to make the most out of every single minute of our day if we want to have time for our families as well. I’ve prepared a list of 7 things that you can outsource easily to free up your time so you can spend it on the things that matter.
1. Order your groceries online
Being able to click a mouse to choose your groceries and have someone deliver them right to your doorstep is going to be a very good time saver. Just driving to the grocery store, picking your items, paying at the cashier and driving back home with your items is going to take at least one hour. Not to mention if you have kids in tow.
2. Buy gifts online
Being able to buy everything you need online is now a possibility which means you can get your items sent to your doorstep, avoiding busy shopping malls and the stress you can encounter along the way. Some sites offer free delivery also or even discounts.
Does thinking about what’s for dinner give you that groundhog day feeling? Why not order your meals online? Whether you want to eat healthier food, to lose some weight or just not have to think about what’s for dinner, there are so many options out there these days. There are even options for babies and children’s meals too.
Let’s face it, cleaning the house is not the most enjoyable tasks, especially if you are trying to do it around little ones. Hiring a professional cleaner is a great way to take the pressure off the stress of daily life.
5. Get someone to walk your dog
If you have a busy life, you may not have the time to give your furry friend the exercise they need. By hiring someone to walk your dog, you can come home and enjoy your evening together with your dog. Walk them again or snuggle up on the couch with them – it’s up to you.
6. Household tasks
Ironing: Do you have a pile of ironing that is never ending? It can be difficult to find the time to take care of the ironing, so why not arrange a service to pick-up your ironing, do the ironing and return it to you?
Washing your car: No one likes driving around in a messy, dirty car but who has time to wash their car these days? Take it through a car wash or organise a mobile car washer to do it for you.
7. Virtual Assistant
One of the biggest reasons why entrepreneurs struggle to grow their business is because they are simply wearing too many hats. They do everything in their business. They ARE the business!
A Virtual Assistant will help you ‘buy more time’ in your work day, alleviating stress and allowing you to start working on your business, instead of being trapped, working in it.
If you’re new to outsourcing and aren’t sure where to start, pick one or two tasks from this list, and invest the time you would have spent doing these things on something you enjoy like spending time with the family, taking your favourite class at the gym or catching up with a friend.
In a few weeks, try to outsource another couple of tasks. You’ll soon find that you have more hours in your week to devote to what you really want or need to be doing. You’ll also build awareness of the types of activities that leave you feeling happy and energised, rather than listless and exhausted.