5 Signs You Need More Household Staff
There can be many different reasons you find yourself needing additional help around your house. No one is an island, and there is absolutely nothing wrong with asking for help. In fact, sometimes delegating can help the task be completed faster and even better than trying to do it all yourself. Whether you’re working longer hours or you’re craving more time to do fun things (and less time to do labor-intensive household chores), there are talented and caring professionals who are willing and able to provide you with the exact support you need. If you find yourself resonating with any of the following, consider them your “sign” to get some help around your home.
You Feel Like You Can Never “Catch Up”
We know you’re juggling many plates and wearing many hats (they look cute on you, by the way!), but sometimes it can simply feel like there are not enough hours in the day. After all, even Beyoncé only has 24 hours in a day. No one can do it all on their own, but sometimes trying to accomplish everything on your never-ending to-do list can feel like you’re in over your head. This can leave you feeling like you can never “catch up”. It’s like as soon as you finish one task, there are three more staring you down.
If you find yourself feeling like the avalanche of impending tasks is going to fall any moment, that is a sign that you might benefit from some additional support from household staff.
Having a nanny, au pair, personal assistant, or house manager can help you offload the more menial or time-consuming tasks to a professional, so you can focus on what really matters.
You’re Sleep Deprived
Sleep is typically one of the first things to “go” or cut down on when we are overworked or over-committed, and lacking in time. The impact of exhaustion is pervasive and can trickle into serious long-term side effects if not mitigated. In the short-term, the damage can also look like snapping at your spouse (or kiddos!). Other things could include increased trouble concentrating or in brain fog, as well as forgetting “little things” in your day-to-day that can really add up. Not getting enough sleep is also scientifically shown to negatively affect your mental health, so this is not something to ignore.
You can significantly decrease the amount of time you spend doing things like child care, tending to a newborn, cooking, cleaning, laundry, and you want to spend more time engaging in the memory-making activities that actually matter. And you’ll have time to sleep - so you will actually be present in those moments with your family.
Hiring live-in or part-time staff can help you increase your fun and your functionality. Do what you love! Get enough rest. Delegate the rest.
You’re Sweating the Small Stuff
Sure, the major stuff gets done. All the kids are … not crying. The house is … standing. But maybe there are some cobwebs in forgotten corners, or dust on high shelves. When you’re stuck in a rhythm of the day-to-day, you might feel overwhelmed with the additional tasks that keep getting moved to the bottom of your to-do list. You can get by without doing them, but they take up a lot of space in your brain. You always have a running list of the things you really need to do next week. If that’s you, it might be time to get some additional household staff to support you in the more intensive, time-consuming tasks like deep-cleaning or repairs.
You can focus on the matters close at hand and trust that your supportive, carefully vetted household staff will handle the things that may have simply slipped your mind. We get by with a little help from our staff.
Self Care Has Gone Out the Window
Maybe you’ve read the other tips and you’re like “can’t relate! I do it all!” - we see you, girl boss! The thing is, when was the last time you did a face mask? Took a bubble bath? Had a warm dinner you weren’t working through? Yeah, we thought so. Just because you can do it all yourself, doesn’t mean you should. It’s important to not only survive, but thrive! Your mental, physical, and emotional health are just as valid and important as your appointments in your day planner.
Make sure to schedule some non-negotiable time with yourself. And if you need some support around the house in order to be able to do that, so be it! You and your family will all benefit from you taking time to recharge and fill your own internal cup.
Work-From-Home Has You Clocking Overtime
If working-from-home means less work-life balance and more blurred lines between professional and personal, then it might really be a good time to consider hiring some additional household staff. This can help get the things you don’t have time to tackle done - like dishes, laundry, and making dinner, so you can spend more time with your family once you power down your laptop, and less time stress-cleaning.
No matter the cause, we hope you remember that today’s busy world is asking us to do more than ever before - and you’re absolutely crushing it. There is no shame in having help. In fact, we need support! Help yourself and your family meet your needs and enter your best life now. There is no need to do everything on your own. Let us help you take some things off your plate - you deserve it.
At VIP Nannies, we pride ourselves on providing you with highly qualified and caring childcare and household staff to help you support a well-rounded family. Today’s busy life means that parents require extra assistance to support children and take care of them. With over a decade of experience vetting the best childcare providers for families throughout the US, VIP sets the bar high. We’re committed to finding you the best fit promptly and seamlessly. Contact us now for a nanny or house manager that matches your needs.