Adulting Getting in Your Way? Anna Oliver Shares – Time Saving Services to Simplify Our Lives

Let’s be honest – we’re all pretty busy. Whether it’s a demanding career, young kids, lots of travel, or any combination thereof, it seems like everyone has a lot on their plate these days! Between your work, family, and social obligations, it can seem like there’s just not enough time to actually do the basic things like laundry, cooking, or even grocery shopping – what some people affectionately call ‘adulting’.

Whether it’s hiring a dog walker or someone to shovel our driveways, most of us have outsourced at least some of our household responsibilities at some point. So why not go all the way and take as much off your plate as possible? Here are a few ways to simplify your chore list:

JustEat, Foodora and more

No time to cook? Craving pad Thai but lacking the ingredients (or the skills) to make it for yourself at home? No problem – just order in. Obviously this has been a ‘thing’ for years – we all remember the excitement of ordering in pizza when we were young! – but now with services like JustEat and Foodora, you can find just about any cuisine you can think of, all in one easily searchable place. It just keeps getting easier and easier to let someone else do the cooking for you!

Laundry Concierge

Let me be clear that this is not a sponsored post before I say this – Laundry Concierge has changed my life. With a busy lifestyle and a black dog at home, it can be tough to keep up with all the laundry! Now with Laundry Concierge, I don’t have to take time out of a busy week to wash my bedding (or anything else!), and – bonus – that fitted sheet comes back perfectly folded (and outside of Martha Stewart, who can do that anyway?).

Loblaws Click & Collect, Grocery Gateway and more

Who has time to wander around the grocery store looking for red pepper jelly? No matter how organized I am, it seems like every time I go into a grocery store I end up backtracking a half dozen times to get things I missed, and/or leaving with way more than I intended to buy. Well, thanks to services like Loblaws Click & Collect, you can actually order your groceries online and just pull up outside to have them loaded into your vehicle – no more aimless wandering and impulse buys! And if you want to take it one step further, check out something like Grocery Gateway – not only can you order and pay online, but your items will be delivered straight to your door. No more hassle.

I know these might not seem like monumental advances for our society, but they’ve honestly had a huge impact on my life and the time I have available for my work and the people I love. If you’re looking for a bit of extra time in your week, one or all of these might be the solution! Enjoy the extra hours you’ll save…

annaoliverHS150Anna Oliver is a Sales Representative at Sotheby’s International Realty Canada “Successfully helping Buyers and Sellers for 13 years with all of their Real Estate needs.” Visit

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