Attempting To Make Life Easier
Life is crazy for us right now. Work is keeping both Mr. MPB and I busy. My continued interest in writing for pleasure on My Perfect Breakdown helps keep me busy. Trying to fit in cycling and fitness also eats away at our time. Trying to cook fresh healthy meals also adds to the demands on our time. And, of course chasing around a very happy and active toddler keeps us on our toes (and brings us copious amounts of joy).
So, for the first time ever we are trying out a few things that may make our lives just a little bit easier:
- This year we have hired a company to pick up our dog’s pooh on a weekly basis. For a few years now we’ve hired this company to do the spring clean, because it truly is money well spent to have someone clean up after months of winter where the pooh freezes into the snow. But, this year, they offered a really good sale for the summer, so we decided to take one task that neither of us like doing off our to-do list.
- I tried on-line grocery shopping for the first time. We simply order online, choose a pick-up time slot and then park in a designated spot and they will deliver the groceries to our car. I’ve been nervous about trying it because I figure they wouldn’t pick the vegetables the way I do. But in the end, for the $3 surcharge, it went pretty well. We’ll probably try it again. Although I’ll admit, I forgot 3 items so we still have to go grocery shopping at some point, or wait until the next order.
We are also considering hiring someone to mow our lawn. We are still undecided on this one because it’s really not a huge time commitment. Honestly, we haven’t even looked into the cost. To be honest the real reason we want to get someone else to do this is because we cannot mow the lawn while Little MPB sleeps, which is clearly the best time for us to do it because he’s not particularly helpful when it comes to activities like lawn mowing. For some reason Little MPB always wakes up to loud cars and lawn mowers (but sleeps through thunder storms, explain that to me please!?), so it would just be easier if we could get someone else to mow our lawn while we play with Little MPB while he’s awake. So, if it’s affordable we may hire someone to mow our lawn for us. In fact, there is a teenager who lives down the street that may be interested, so we are going to talk to his parents next time we see them and ask them first.
Are there any other easy and affordable ways to streamline our to-do list? If anyone has suggestions I am all ears!
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