Do you just feel as though some days you are dizzy with all of the errands and having to run from one point to the next? You are not alone. More than have of the adults in this country spend non-work hours running errands and/or volunteering outside the home for special events.
In the midst of all that running, you have to do grocery shopping, chauffeuring the kids around to extracurricular activities, and dry cleaning. There is help for some of these errands, and it can check off your to-do list while you do other things. For example, the following three ways to get your dry cleaning done gives you time twice a week (or more) to do something else.
Delivery Dry Cleaners
Okay, who ordered the dry cleaning van? You did, of course! Find a dry cleaner that offers pick-up and drop-off services, and you can schedule your dry cleaning laundry to be picked up and dropped off anywhere at almost any time. Schedule a few days ahead, or select a permanent and regular schedule with pick-up and drop-off locations. If you do not have any dry cleaning to be picked up on a given day, cancel the pick-up. This service caters to the customer, often with hours between 6 AM and 7 PM, depending on the delivery dry cleaning company.
Gofer services, such as TaskRabbit, Zaarly, and Agent Anything are just a few examples of gofer services available in different parts of the country. You might have some local gofer services under other names. These services allow you to hire someone to do one task or a dozen tasks, while you sit back and relax.
Because they are an on-demand service, you have to schedule a time, and wait for the person to show up. However, you can be doing other things and scheduling other tasks with these services while you wait. The person(s) hired to do the tasks complete the job, bring you a receipt (or groceries) showing that the task is complete, and then you pay him/her. In the case of your dry cleaning, the person you hire brings you the dry cleaning receipt and claim ticket.
Grocery Stores and Dry Cleaning
Sure, it sounds funny, but there are a lot of grocery stores that work with local dry cleaners to provide a point of service to busy people like yourself. Take your dry cleaning with you to the grocery store. Drop it off at the service desk and receive your claim ticket. Pick it up a few days later from the grocery store. The best part is that you kill two birds with one stone because you can complete your grocery shopping after you drop off or pick up your dry cleaning!