25 Ways To Outsource Your Chores In NYC


The expression “time is money” rings especially true for life in NYC, right? It seems like we’re constantly running everywhere…running to the train, running to the office, running to make an after work hair appointment, running home to let our dog out…the list goes on, and on…and on. Luckily for us, if you’re willing to shell out a little cash, there’s practically no chore too big or too small that can’t be outsourced in this great city of ours. From grocery shopping to shipping packages, here’s a roundup of some of our favorite ways to use your money to save your time.

Household Chores

Homepolish for your interior decorating.

Washio for laundry and dry cleaning.

Handy for handymen and home cleaning.

Framebridge for framing and delivering your precious photographs and artwork.

Swifto for (GPS tracked!) dog walking.

Dog Wash for doggy baths.

Lullaby Services for training your newborn to sleep through the night.

Baby Proofers Plus for baby proofing your home.

Champion Office Suites for hiring a virtual personal assistant to take care of your appointments and computer work.

TaskRabbit for random tasks (basically anything that’s not already covered on this list!)


Food + Drink Chores

FreshDirectInstacart, and Amazon Fresh for shopping online for groceries and then having them delivered.

Minibar for delivery of wine, beer, and liquor in under an hour.

Postmates for delivery of pretty much anything.

Seamless for your one stop shop for most all local restaurant delivery.

Max Delivery for bringing your favorite NYC specialty goodies to you (i.e. if you’re uptown but craving your favorite cupcakes from downtown, they got you covered!)

Around Town

DropCar for parking (and redelivering) your car.

Dufl for packing and delivering your suitcase to where it needs to be, with all clothes laundered and ready to wear.

City View Pharmacy for prescription medication delivery in all 5 boroughs.

Shyp for letting you schedule the pickup of a package from your apartment, picking it up, packaging it, and mailing it the most affordable way possible for you.  Finally, no more post office lines!

UrbanStems or BloomThat for flower delivery both near and far.

Stitch Fix or Trunk Club for hand selected clothing and accessories, picked by a stylist and delivered to your door.

Pamper Yourself

…Okay, yes, some may say getting pampered isn’t exactly a chore, but looking our best does take time! And what have we learned? Time is money! These services help cut out the commute time by bringing the service right to your home.

Priv for manicures and beauty treatments at home.

Glamsquad for blowouts and makeovers at home.

Zeel or Soothe for at home massages.

What chores do you regularly outsource?  Send your tips our way on Facebook and Twitter!

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