Someone recently wrote to ask if I have a housekeeper. No. (I’m all for it, but my husband is not.) I do clean at 5am some days.
But, there are things that I do pay to have done. I usually have something for the dry cleaners, so I do take my ironing and pay to have it done. (I was never good at ironing and I find my time is worth more than what I pay to have it done.)
If I’m supposed to take food someplace and know preparation time is going to be an issue, I call a local catering company that is more than happy to do small orders. Chicken salad for 10, cookies, cupcakes, pies – they have made it all for me when I did not have time.
I also sometimes pay what may be a little extra for items we use regularly to be on Amazon Subscribe and Save. I just don’t have to think about it and they show up at my front door.
Something else I don’t mind paying for is gift wrap. We live in a small community and many of the businesses offer it as a complementary service when you purchase a gift from them. Those that charge a few dollars? I’m more than happy to pay- especially during the busy holiday season.
I homeschool my child. I work. I’m involved in a number of community activities. I’m alright paying for these services and I try to save money in other places.
What do you pay to have done?