5 Household Chores You Should Consider Outsourcing

Kimberly Bean
Kimberly Bean
Published on March 31, 2016

To keep your Southern Maryland home running smoothly, it is important to have a clear list of household chores. Most of us will have the time and ability to handle everyday cleaning and cooking. To keep it from getting overwhelming, an established system will help you have a manageable household chore routine. Some tasks and chores, however are more complicated, and you should consider hiring a professional for help.

Appliance Repair

Home appliances are bound to break and need repair at some point. The dyer may stop working, the fridge may die, or the toilet will start to leak. At first, you may try to fix the problem yourself – especially if you know what caused the problem.

Rather than disassembling the entire appliance and failing to fix the problem – or being unable to put it back together! – it is best to hire a professional. This person knows what they are doing.

Walking Your Dog

You need to make sure your dog gets enough exercise, but may not be able to come home from work throughout the day to walk the dog. And if you’re rushing, your dog may not get proper exercise. A tight work schedule can make it even worse – you have little or no time to give your dog the exercise he needs.

A professional dog walker can help you handle routine daytime walks. You can hire professionals through local dog walking and pet sitting services or find them on DogWalker.com. Hiring a dog walker ensures that your pet stays happy.

Cleaning Services

Do you have a tight schedule? A cleaning service can free up some of your time by doing routine cleaning for you.

A tight work schedule can also mean that you don’t have time to get to the dry cleaners. At-home kits can save you the trip! There are numerous inexpensive dry cleaning kits in the market today. They’re not all created equal; the number of treatments and their effectiveness can vary from one brand to another.

To make sure that you get the best dry cleaning kit, get insights from a professional. They can recommend the right kit for your laundry needs based on their experience with the products.

Removing Snow

Can it be fun to move snow? Sure! It can also be tiresome. According to Harvard Medical School, you can burn about 223 calories in 30 minutes of shoveling snow. Shoveling is hard work and should only be attempted by someone who is physically fit.

Older adults may find shoveling snow to be an extremely demanding task, especially if they have a medical problem. If that describes you, talk with your doctor about whether you are healthy enough to shovel snow. You could put your health at risk if you fail to take the necessary precautions. If that’s the case, consider hiring a professional to clear snow from your home. A plow can get the job done quickly.


Gardens and lawns are beautiful, but maintaining them can be a time consuming and labor intensive task. Allergy sufferers will find the process completely unbearable! Landscaping companies are always available, and they offer very affordable rates. For only $30 a week, your lawn can be cut without any worry.

Is hiring someone right for you? Finding the balance between the tasks you will take on and those you will hire out for depends on your budget and the skills you have in those areas. If the benefits of hiring a professional outweigh the costs, you should consider outsourcing certain tasks. Other factors to consider include time, your health, and even your safety.

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