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Think outsourcing is just for big businesses? Think again. Many people are turning to online options and outside vendors to get help with chores and accomplish their to-do lists — and they’re saving time and money in the process. Here are some tips on how to determine what’s worth outsourcing.

Determine the biggest pain points in your day

For example, if you absolutely hate your weekly trip to the grocery store, consider outsourcing this task to a home delivery service, like FreshDirect. Although you may have to pay a shipping fee, you’ll be saving yourself time and the headache.

Set a budget

If we could afford to outsource everything in our lives, we would simply hire personal assistants. So sit down and monetize your daily chores. Determining how much each task will cost will help you decide if it’s worth it.

Find services you trust

Once you’ve figured out what you want to outsource and how much you’re willing to pay, find reputable services that you trust to get the job done right. Ask friends for references, check credentials, and use services like Angie’s List, which compiles consumer ratings of local businesses.

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