A lot of people I know regularly pay for services around their homes. They pay for cleaners, for car washes, for mechanics, for lawn maintenance, for pool service, for babysitters or for someone to cook their meals. However, I’ve identified some gaps in service that some enterprising soul could quickly fill. Those irritating little jobs you know, the ones you’re just sick of doing. For instance, I would pay good money for someone to:
- Put my laundry away. I can’t explain it but I have a mental block. I get it washed, dried, folded and sorted. Then it sits in piles. Then it get’s shuffled through and thrown around, then I’m not sure what’s clean and what’s dirty, and then it’s the next weekend and I have another 15 loads of laundry. I’ll get it folded and sorted, they just need to get it on the hangers and in the drawers.
- Come by daily and throw out the clip ties from the bread bags and milk bags. It seems this is a skill neither of us were taught and our counters are often littered with them.
- While they’re in the kitchen they can also clean the caps of the ketchup, honey, and the sides of the jam. Ugh. Duties might extend to wiping off knife handles after ‘someone’ has used them for jam, jelly, honey, or peanut butter.
- Possibly related to the above points: they could also take the rolls of toilet paper off the back of the toilets and put them in the holders.
- File my mail/bills. I posted this picture in February, and that may very well be the last time I tackled it:
- Find all the shit my daughter moves. The kid is a serious magpie. She just wanders through the house until something catches her eye, then it’s in the nearest purse, pocket or bag. Last spring hubby was hauling V’s summer toys out of the shed and he found our missing van keys (the ones he blamed me for losing ALL WINTER) in the seat of her ride-on toy.
- Argue with my daughter. I’m tired of losing, it’s someone else’s turn.
What are some of those annoying little every day things you’d pay good money for someone else to take care of?