Let’s have a real honest chat. You work. Maybe you go to school. You’re married or dating. You have pets. Maybe you have kids. That’s already A LOT of responsibility on your plate and more chances than not those are all things you either have to do to make money or things you love & enjoy doing. There is so much more to life than being a slave to your own chore or to-do list and it’s not fun. Sure sometimes it feels good to do things on our own but shouldn’t that be up to us to decide. What if we told you that you can afford to hire someone to clean your house or cut your grass or do any of those things you just simply don’t have time for or don’t love doing.
I know for us a clean house is a great way to lead ourselves into a bickering conversation. The “you aren’t doing enough around here” kind of talk which is completely not true. We each choose to do the chores but sometimes after doing the same thing over and over we often can’t see the thing that the other person has been also doing over and over again.
We encourage you to think outside the budget (LOL) and find some extra room in it to make your life a whole lot happier. So maybe you limit the eating out during the week so you can have a clean house every two weeks (so worth it!) or maybe grass cutting is just something no one loves to do and you can better spend that time throughout the week hanging out with each other inside just talking about your day. No rush or hustle to get things done that someone else can easily do and guess what … they are likely way better and more efficient at doing it for you! Meaning your house will be cleaner than you could do or your grass truly is greener because they just know what they are doing and you are following directions written on the back of a bag. Let us be your encouragement this week to spread those wings and find 1 thing that you absolutely HATE doing or would love to be doing something instead and outsource it – now.
For instance, if you are a business owner like us then you know outsourcing in business is imperative to allow room for growth, efficiency and be your very best you! In our business, it’s so easy to say “If someone else can do it better than me, faster than me or for cheaper than I could do it myself – then I should let them do it; only do the things I can do”. Why is it so easy to tell ourselves that yet we struggle back home maintaining everything on our own around the house. In our business, we outsource things like taxes, monthly filings, pretty much anything number related LOL, even help with editing, social media, schedule creation for wedding days, dry cleaning, etc. These things are no brainers for us! We have to find people we love & trust but honestly now that we are in a place of love & trust it’s so easy to let the rest go!
Now in our lives, you can expect things looking like house cleaning (our personal favorite) – which you can do weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly so it fits well with multiple budgets, lawn maintenance like grass mowing or keeping it extra green, pest control, car wash, dry cleaning (again for you office workers!), help with certain projects (no need to DIY everything unless it’s a fun project), Daycare (gasp! I know moms you want to earn the invisible I did it all myself badge; no judgment here!), dog training, oil changes/car maintenance, etc. The list can go on! Basically, in every realm we can go down a line of reasons that you should totally let someone else do these things for you. However, we get that sometimes you actually enjoy doing some of these things and they really aren’t that hard. Totally cool!
What if you aren’t good at one of them though OR what if your spouse prefers a house cleaner than you do but with all the things you are trying to juggle you just can’t handle cleaning it anymore. What if you want to come home from a long day at the office and just bust a chill on the couch and not get out in the 100-degree heat to mow the lawn but that makes your spouse mad? Who says you have to stay 100% productive through your life. Should you definitely do something most days – for sure! However, no shame over here for those that just need an hour or two breaks from the mundane chores of life. Everyone deserves some free time to just enjoy being themselves without a task list a mile long. So outsource it. If it doesn’t bring you joy, if it’s a pain point for your significant other, if it’s always an issue – let it go! These things really don’t cost that much and will bring you a ton more joy to be able to come home to a clean house that you didn’t have to clean. Making your life more joyful, more enjoyable, and just full of more life memories!
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