I was just sat writing a post about how I’m the sort of person who wants to have it all (you know what I mean – great job, happy home life, plenty of time to do the things I want etc.) when an email dropped into my inbox offering you a discount off a new laundry service.
I’ll be honest, I wasn’t going to share it with you at first because it’s not particularly frugal to pay someone to do your laundry but then my window cleaner knocked on my door to collect this month’s payment and I realised it was the same thing. I don’t clean my windows myself because in the time it would take me to do that, I could have done something much more productive with my time which brings me back to the post I’m writing about having it all.
With a job, a family and a blog, there simply isn’t enough hours in the day to do everything that I need to do and if I want to have it all (which I most definitely do) then I need some help. Some of that help comes from within my family but some is help that I pay for where I see a benefit to doing that.
Everyone is our family has set daily jobs which helps me massively as I know that I don’t have to think about those jobs getting done and I even get the kids to cook tea once or twice a week now they’re old enough to do so with minimal supervision. This helps massively but there’s still plenty of jobs leftover for me to pick up.
I do more of the jobs around the house because I work less hours than Mr Frugal who often works long hours and doesn’t get home until 9 a few times a week. He still does his fair share but we agreed that things like window cleaning could be outsourced (I sound like a business now) because the time it would take one of us to do that could be better spent elsewhere.
I also have a gardener (a lovely little old man more than a gardener) at the moment who comes every three weeks or so to mow the lawn and tidy it up. We hired him last Summer when I was ill as Mr Frugal was doing everything around the house, looking after me and working full time so doing the garden was just a step too far then. He didn’t come over the Winter and just turned up again a couple of week’s ago and I know that I need to let him know we can do it ourselves this year but it was so nice just having an amazing garden with no work that I might consider keeping him on for a while (or forever). We spent so much more time outside last Summer because our garden was so lovely that it was well worth it!
So you see, I realised that I do have a job that I love and I do have a happy home life but I only have them because I rely on others – be it family or outside help – to get everything done that needs doing.
Which is why I decided to share the Laundrapp with you after all. It might be that you happily clean your own windows and mow your own lawn but doing the laundry is your nemesis and if that’s the case, then this could be the service for you. If not, that’s totally understandable but don’t feel guilty that you think your time is more valuable than money because it really is more important and getting help with a job you hate or a job that takes up too much of your valuable time is absolutely OK if you have the money to do so!
Laundrapp is a great sounding service that arranges to collect, dry clean and deliver your clothes back to you in pristine, freshly pressed condition. With just a tap of a phone, tablet or laptop, you can book a free collection and return delivery at a time that suits them. The app is completely on demand, allowing you track your order and see the location of your driver.
The service is currently available in over 100 UK towns and cities, Laundrapp work with local drivers to offer on–demand technology for your laundry. To book your free collection and delivery download the app or visit www.laundrapp.com.
Laundrapp, the on-demand, on-your-doorstep, laundry and dry cleaning service is offering my followers a £15 discount off your first order over the Bank Holiday weekend, using the code LAUNDRAPPFRUGAL. Have a look and you might be surprised at how reasonable it works out – especially when you consider what you could be doing in the time you save – especially over a Bank Holiday weekend.
Oh. and that post I mentioned will be live at some point in the next couple of weeks. 😉
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