Services To Help Achieve Better Work-Life Balance

October 12, 2015 : Michelle Schroeder-Gardner – Guest Contributor

Ed note: No matter how hard you work, there will still only be 24 hours (or 1,440 minutes) in a day. Make the most of those moments by getting help! Michelle Schroeder has some great services to check out.

Work-life balance can be a hard thing to manage. There are eight hours of work, time on the commute, cooking meals, cleaning the house, family activities, spending time with friends, shopping and so forth.

There’s only so much one person can do in a day. If you find that you do not have enough time, you may want to think about outsourcing as it can help you save time – and decrease stress – every day.

These services can be very affordable and may help you achieve a better work-life balance.

Use Amazon to its fullest.

Amazon can help you save time in many different ways. In some locations, Amazon Prime can deliver items to you in two hours, such as household items (no need to go to the store for something you forgot), gifts and more. Another service that is helpful is Amazon’s Subscribe and Save, where you will automatically be shipped items you use regularly, like laundry detergent.

Sign up for meal help.

Companies such as Blue Apron and Plated cut out the task of prepping for dinner. By signing up, these companies will provide a recipe and ingredients you need to make a meal. This can save you and your family a great deal of time.

Hire someone to help you around your home.

You can hire a house cleaner to come twice a month so you can spend time with family on the weekends instead of cleaning. Check out Care.com, which sources credible housecleaners, nannies, pet sitters and more.

See how your company may be able to save you time.

There might be some company perks you’re not using. Talk to Human Resources about benefits your company offers (e.g., discounted gym memberships, on-site daycare, dry cleaning services and company provided lunch).

Learning how to manage your work and life can lead to a much better balance so that you can enjoy what truly matters to you. With the tips above, you will be acing work-life balance in no time.

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Michelle Schroeder-Gardner – Guest Contributor

Michelle is a finance writer and online business owner. She is the founder of Making Sense of Cents, a blog about paying off debt, earning more money, and living the life you want to live.