Chores can be therapeutic. It allows you to, for a few hours, shut off your brain as you do manual labor. The results — fresh sheets, organized shelves, dust-free furniture, and an empty sink — also feels rewarding.
However, not everyone enjoys doing chores. It is tiring to vacuum the floor every week and wash the dishes every night. Most importantly, it is taking away precious time from the things that you rather would do.
So, if you do not like doing chores, why should you do it? There are services out there that will happily take care of your home and your belongings for you.
Here are the benefits of outsourcing your household chores:
You Will Have Time for Relaxation
The weekend is a time for you to de-stress after a busy work week, but you have to do your chores. There are clothes that need washing, floors that need vacuuming, etc. If you do all these things, you would not have time to relax.
Outsourcing your chores would free up your weekend. Let laundry pickup and delivery services take care of your clothes for you. Hire a cleaner to come in once a week and do the vacuuming and tidying around the house.
Adults, too, deserve self-care. You need to give yourself time to tend to your physical and emotional needs. If you deny yourself of care, you may get sick and burnt out which will a negative effect on your personal and professional life.
Do not let your body and mind give out due to fatigue and stress. If you do not enjoy chores, let someone else do it for you.
Your House Will Be Much Cleaner
Face it, not everyone can do their chores efficiently. Reaching the far corners and crevices is hard, so you let it go unclean and become a home to spiders. You do not know how to remove the ketchup stain on your white shirt, so you just buy a new one to use to work.
Those who do not enjoy doing their chores take shortcuts. Professionals, however, know exactly what to do and they are paid to ensure that they do a good job.
You would not be sneezing relentlessly every day of the week because you did not dust the shelves and the windowsills. With a hired cleaner, your home will be sparkling clean.
You Will Be So Much Happier
There actually was a study that found that people will be so much happier if they do not have to look forward to doing their chores all the time.
A researcher from Harvard University surveyed about 6,000 people from the United States, Canada, Netherlands, and Denmark. The participants were given money to pay for either items or tasks. They were asked at the end of the day to rate their happiness.
The study found that those who paid for services (bought time) were much happier than those who purchased materials. The researcher concluded that buying time, therefore, can make people happy.
Moreover, the time you save, you can use to learn a new hobby or skill. Doing something you love will increase your overall quality of life.
There is no shame in paying professionals to do household chores. You already have your own responsibilities at work and within your family. Let someone else be responsible for your chores.