There is a myriad of situations in which you may find yourself always rushing and being short on time. Whether you are raising a family, building a business, or just working a crazy number of hours, we find ourselves at the end of our ropes when it comes to getting things done. Even on days which we find ourselves “free”, we end up running all these errands while we have the chance.
However, what would you do if we told you that many of these services could come to you? Since you avoid travel time, line ups, and the additional hassle, what would you do with the time? Work longer? Spend time with your family? Simply relax? The answer is up to you. However, arranging your errands in a way that you don’t have to leave home will make your schedule more efficient and give you the flexibility to use your time where you feel like you need it most- managing your business, spending quality time with family, or even planning your budget.
- Hair Dresser
Everyone, no matter whether you are male or female, knows that a hair appointment can become a magnificent time sink. Between travelling to the salon, waiting patiently for your turn, waiting for the color to set, or whatever your needs are, you’ll find you spend twice as much time around your appointment than the stylist will actually be spending on your hair. Especially if you engage in a number of services, like a dye, cut, and style, you’ll find that you are wasting a lot of time in between that you could be otherwise be using more efficiently. So instead of going to a salon every time you need a spruce up, why not invite your hairstylist to come to your home? He or she can work around your schedule, you definitely won’t be waiting for your turn, and you might even be able to work at your desktop while your hair is being done. This is also a great alternative for busy moms who can’t leave the kids at home alone.
- Doctor’s Appointment
Back in the day, it was normal for doctors to do home visits, especially when their patients had mobility issues. Though not exactly mainstream, you can find doctors who are willing to do the same today. Not only will it decrease your exposure to all the circulating contagious diseases that might be at the medical clinic, once again there is no driving, no waiting, and your whole family can be examined at once. Even your specialist might be able to provide you with an on-site gynecological appointment for abnormal cytology assessment. Research who out of your local healthcare providers offers this service.
- Grocery Shopping
We are all use to online shopping and most have been using it for years to purchase technology, clothing, shoes, sporting equipment and more. However, a smaller fraction has used it for grocery shopping. Not every store has this service available, but the ones that do allow you to add your entire grocery list, pay for it online, and then have it delivered to your door within a few hours. This gives flexibility to those working odd hours, who get easily distracted in the store, and those who know that their time could be better spent otherwise. The price of this service is quite reasonable for the level of convenience it provides, and though it might not replace your regular shopping trips, it can help you when you are in a pinch.
- Birth a Baby
Ok, birthing a baby might not exactly be on everyone’s to do list, but it’s a reality for many. Traditional birthing methods with the assistance of a midwife have become popular and many women choose to give birth in the comfort of their own homes instead of heading to the hospital. It gives them greater comfort and more flexibility in terms of what they do during labor, whether they need to shoot off that last email, they feel like taking a bath, or want to have more family around.
Though a luxury for many, a massage is a necessary form a therapy for others suffering from an injury or chronic pain. However, getting out to your masseuse every time and sometimes having to take time off to fit in the schedule might be considered not worth it, even for those who really need it. By finding a traveling massage therapist, you can be more efficient with your time.
Though saving money is a primary priority for many of us, there is some true in the saying that “time is money”. Therefore, with every chance we can save some time, we are really adding value to our days, even if often there is a slight premium to pay.