If you’re like a lot of Americans, you’re probably spending a lot more time at home. You might be trying to juggle your work, your kids’ schooling, not to mention extra cooking and cleaning—all without stepping foot outside of your house. In a pre-pandemic world these tasks were challenging. Now, they could seem downright impossible. On the flipside, you might hardly ever be at home if you’re an essential worker. Whatever the case, here are four springtime services that could make your life a little easier.
Spring Cleaning Service
On average, people spend 730 hours each year cleaning their homes. That equates to 30 days! And now that remote workers are spending all of their time at home and essential workers are hardly ever home, the messes are increasingly worse for both. Hiring a spring cleaning service can take one extra thing off your to-do list, ease stress, and leave you with a cleaner space than you ever thought possible.
Most spring cleaning services include a top to bottom home or apartment cleaning by an experienced maid service. You can expect floors, appliances, furniture, windows, cabinets, and bathrooms to be thoroughly disinfected during a spring cleaning service. You can also hire a dependable maid service for weekly, monthly, or even daily visits.
With many gyms, playgrounds, and parks closed, you’re probably finding it difficult to get much needed exercise. However, many personal trainers are offering their services virtually or outdoors with social distancing. Having someone motivate you to get moving is more important than ever when it can be easy to fall into a pattern of inactivity while stuck at home or when left with very little free time from working longer hours.
A personal trainer can design a program that will work specifically for you or even a program that will work for your entire family. They will know how to use the space, equipment, or time you have to get you into shape for spring. Look for a trainer who specializes in something you enjoy or something you’ve always wanted to try, such as yoga, pilates, kickboxing, or marathon training. Many marathons will be run solo either at home, on empty streets, or in parks with participants recording their times and submitting them online. Now could be the perfect time to get involved. Staying active can keep you healthy and happy.
Meal Kits or Prepared Food
If you don’t have time to cook, or if you’re stuck at home and don’t know how to cook, consider investing in meal kits or prepared meals that are delivered. Meal kits have all of the ingredients you need for anywhere from one to three different meals. Make it a family affair while you learn to cook together. If that sounds like too much work (or too much mess) try already prepared meals that you pop in the microwave or oven. These can be delivered daily, weekly, or even monthly. You could even consider hiring a personal chef to prepare meals for you offsite that are then delivered to you.
Now that spring is here, you can get outside—even if it’s just to your backyard. Gardening can be a fun family project or a great way to get some exercise; however, large scale landscape projects are usually best left to the professionals if you don’t have any experience. Professional landscapers can replace plantings, trim overgrown trees, or create berms and gardens. Hire a professional to finally get that outdoor kitchen, swimming pool, fire pit, or outdoor theater you’ve always wanted. With the possibility of being stuck at home this summer, you might really appreciate having a relaxing, exciting, or just a different space to retreat to.
Whether you’re stuck at home right now or working so much you’re hardly ever at home, these four spring splurges could be worth every penny. Having a clean home, good food, a healthy body, and a place to relax is more important than ever.