Do it Yourself or Pay Someone Else?

There are lots of times when you face a task that you really don’t want to do and can pay someone else to do for you. For example, when I work with clients who have lots of paper to be shredded, I offer them the option of taking the paper to a shredding company instead of doing it themselves.
You can have someone else clean your house, pick up your dry cleaning, deliver your groceries, do yard work, groom your dog or wash your car. Someone else can wait in line for you at the Department of Motor Vehicles or meet a service provider at your home. There are even companies that will pick up your dog poop.

You need to decide how much time and energy you are willing to spend on doing the routine maintenance that comes with having things. If you really can’t stand to do the task or you don’t think it’s a good use of your time, you probably can justify spending the money to have someone else do it.

If you are not sure whether it makes sense to hire someone to do a chore for you, compare the cost to your regular hourly rate at work. If it costs significantly less than what you earn, your time could be spent better on more profitable tasks.

If you prefer to do routine chores yourself but you put them off, decide when you will get them done and put them in your calendar. If you don’t schedule them, they won’t happen.

Which tasks would you prefer to pay someone else to do for you? Click on Post a Comment, below, and tell us.

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