Want to be happier? Hire a housekeeper

We’re all looking for happiness at the end of the day

So you want to be happier? Hire a housekeeper! If you want a happier life, the key is to create more free time to do the things you enjoy. By hiring a housekeeper you’re able to relieve that stress and burden of having to clean your own home.

A study by the University of British Columbia and Harvard Business School, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has found buying time makes people happier than buying material things. Despite rising incomes, people around the world are feeling increasingly pressed for time, undermining well-being. We show that the time famine of modern life can be reduced by using money to buy time. Surveys of large, diverse samples from four countries reveal that spending money on time-saving services is linked to greater life satisfaction. To establish causality, we show that working adults report greater happiness after spending money on a time-saving purchase than on a material purchase. This research reveals a previously unexamined route from wealth to well-being: spending money to buy free time.

Around the world, increases in wealth have produced an unintended consequence: a rising sense of time scarcity. We provide evidence that using money to buy time can provide a buffer against this time famine, thereby promoting happiness. Using large, diverse samples from the United States, Canada, Denmark, and The Netherlands (n = 6,271), we show that individuals who spend money on time-saving services report greater life satisfaction. A field experiment provides causal evidence that working adults report greater happiness after spending money on a time-saving purchase than on a material purchase. Together, these results suggest that using money to buy time can protect people from the detrimental effects of time pressure on life satisfaction.

Hire A Housekeeper

So go ahead and schedule your house cleaning. It’s simple and easy. They can come while you’re at work and get you on a peridodic basis so you don’t have to worry about it.  You’ll just walk in to a clean home!

If you live in Palm Beach County, try giving Julie’s Sonic Cleaning a try. Call today at (561) 801-3850. We’ll work around your budget because “We’re only here to make your life easier”.