What Can an Errand Running Service Do for You?

Time...It's the one thing every person craves more of. More time to relax, to get in a workout session at the gym, or to spend with friends and family.

Yet it can be hard to find free time to spare when you're stuck tackling your never-ending to-do list. We spend an average of 30 days per year completing errands and household chores.

So how do we fit more time into our busy modern lifestyles?

It may be time to consider a service that provides help with running errands, managing the day to day task, household management and chores. 

Here's how getting help from an errand runner can make your life easier and more efficient.

1. Pick up Dry Cleaning

Did you know that the average family spends upwards of 3 hours a week on laundry? What? That is crazy, right? Add to this time-consuming task the need to get clothes back and forth to the dry cleaners and we all spend a lot of time dedicated to keeping our clothes clean and spiffy. 

Using an errand running services that can drop off clothes at wash and fold services and the dry cleaners just makes sense. Need to get clothes back and forth for alterations – yes, an errand running service can help you with that too.

2. Shopping Services

With an errand runner, you'll never be late on a gift again. They can help find thoughtful and personalized gifts for all those special occasions.  They can handle birthdays, anniversaries, and special holidays. You name the occasion or holiday and they can handle finding, buying and even wrapping up the gift for you. This comes in handy when your schedule is so packed that you can't even remember what day of the week it is.

Throwing a birthday party for your little one? An errand runner can also help order cake and balloons to make the day even more memorable. They can help with finding party supplies, booking entertainment, and setting up the decor.

Back to school time can be an especially busy time and an errand running service can also assist with getting kids ready to go back to school. They can handle back to school shopping for school supplies and more.

3. Mail Letters and Packages

A common errand that is on your to-do – mailing packages and making returns. Errand runners can assist with thank you notes, sending out mail, and mailing packages. They can run to the post office and send back those Amazon returns.  Making returns to local stores, that is something that an errand service can help you with also. 

4. Get the Groceries

In many households, grocery shopping gets saved for the weekends. It's become part of the Saturday or Sunday ritual, along with prepping and cooking meals for the week.

Using an errand service or delivery service lets you spend your days off doing activities that relax or recharge you. You can spend your Sunday catching up with friends at brunch or sweating it out in a fitness class. 

It can be as simple as supplying a grocery list of what you want and those things can be delivered to your door. You can go out and enjoy yourself and still rest assured that your fridge will be well stocked for the week ahead.

5. Holiday Planning and Prep

'Tis the season for needing a little help to get through the holidays? An errand service will get you through the holiday season as they help with everything from gift shopping to planning holiday menus.  They can help plan festive holiday parties, from decor to mailing lists; addressing and mailing out your holiday cards; wrapping gifts and helping put up decorations.

After the holidays errand runners can return unwanted gifts and make exchanges at local stores.  Getting help around the holidays is a great way to ensure that you enjoy your holiday season to the fullest.   

6. Handle the Unexpected

Errand runners are masters of the unexpected.

A surprise visit from the in-laws? When last minute news strikes that guests are coming to town, a service can help you prepare. They can bring in the extra groceries, stock the wine cellar, and pick up new linens for the guest room.

Came down with a case of the flu? Take full advantage of your sick day and leave all the errands to someone else while you recover.

Moving to a new apartment or house? Getting help to manage your move is a great idea to keep the process as stress-free as possible by having someone else find just the right moving company and helping you get settled in your new place.

Making More Time for Yourself with an Errand Runner

So, should you consider outsourcing tasks to an errand runner? Start by making a to-do list of all tasks and errands that you have to complete. You'll be surprised by how many of these tasks can get handled by someone else.  Using an errand running service can give you back more time for yourself. 

Learn more about how using a home management service can help with errand running, household project management and finding just the right vendors to service your house.  

Danna Redmond