WiseBread had an article about household help, and it got me thinking. Have you ever thought about it? Maybe in the past? Right now? Waaaay in the future?
I have never really thought about it.
I think we’d be fine without it. We don’t have kids, so it’s just me and the BF. He’s really clean, I on the other hand am very dirty. I feel VERY bad for him most days. Maybe one day I will be better.
Anyways, here are things that you should consider, according to the article:
- What is your time worth? Would you be better off doing something else instead of doing stuff around the house? This is all about opportunity cost. If you could be making money or doing something else that is more worthwhile, then maybe you should think about hiring help.
- Budget. Does hiring help even fit in your budget? I fit doesn’t fit in your budget, then obviously it’s probably not a good idea.
- Make sure you research who you are hiring. You don’t want the person stealing from you or ahhh, putting cameras up in your house (yes I am extremely paranoid).
Have you ever thought about hiring help? Do you have help?