New innovations, technology and appliances like dishwashers, microwaves, washing machines and dryers will save you time. There is also a noticeable increase in men providing equal help around the home. So why are we still time-poor?
Couples and families should have more time to manage their household and personal tasks. Unfortunately, this doesn’t appear to be the case. We create some great tools to save us time but it seems every spare minute they create, we fill with something else.
Since money was used to financially quantify our work time, people have been concerned about wasting their time. Time is precious and we never seem to have enough of it.
With improved women’s rights and increased salaries, women are returning to the workforce rather than being stay-at-home mums. Women love their jobs and can build a strong career. But they are torn between raising their kids and work. Many day care centres are now providing care for babies as young as 6 weeks old. Further to this, we’re working more hours each day. According to an article in News.Com.Au in October 2016, the average work week for full-time employees in Australia is 40.6 hours. This has left less time for people to play.
Inflation has also made an impact on our free time. Real estate prices are increasing so couples need to save higher deposits and spend more than they’d like on their mortgage. This is creating the need for double incomes.
So, both partners work full time, they run their children to school, after school activities, dentists, doctors, birthday parties and sleepovers. They cook dinner, bath the kids, wash the clothes and clean the house. They help with homework, watch some television as a family and then read a bedtime story. The parents then fall into bed, exhausted, only to do it all again tomorrow.
We wonder why we feel so rushed and time-poor. There really are not enough hours in the day. If only there was another option? What if I told you there is another option?
A Lifestyle Manager could be the answer you have been looking for. They have been around for many years, but they’ve always been considered as something only the rich and famous have. Well, they are now becoming ever more popular with the average Joe.
The trend overseas is that this is not just for the rich and famous, but also for new mums, busy families, small business owners and individuals. In the future, there will be an increase in Lifestyle Manager services to assist busy lifestyles.
In Australia, Lifestyle Managers and Event Planners are still considered a luxury item. But it is surprising how affordable the services are. They not only save you time so you can enjoy life but save money as well. It is only a matter of time before the trend arrives in Australia.
A Lifestyle Manager builds strong relations with suppliers. They’ve years of experience at sourcing many quotes, project managing repairs, personal diary reminders, and personal shopping just to name a few things.
What does a Lifestyle Manager do?
The day can vary from client to client. They can organise anything from dry cleaning to grocery shopping, booking family holidays and event planning. Never forget another meeting, have a birthday party for your child that would make other kids envious, and get the repairs done around the house. Fill your spare time with “YOU” time.
Imagine coming home from work, your grocery shopping is done, quotes for the new deck are on the counter, and the plumber has fixed the dripping tap in the bathroom.
Zebra and Fox is a Personal Lifestyle Manager business based in Brisbane. They service the ever-increasing time-poor couples, families, business owners, new mums, and individuals.
Jemanda Hannouf-Schieb from Zebra and Fox stated: “Our clients are having more time to work, if they wish, or they can spend that spare time on lifestyle tasks.”
She went on to say “One of the most extravagant requests we have ever received was to organise an elephant for a corporate Christmas party. This took months of planning and logistics on how to transport a 4-tonne elephant across the border. But we did it. This is the extreme level we go to for our clients.”
Zebra and Fox have been organising events for years. But in the short time they have expanded their business to personal Lifestyle Manager services, their business has boomed!
If you think you could do with some help and spend time with your family instead of at your desk, then contact Zebra and Fox.
Zebra + Fox Personal Lifestyle Manager
Ph: 1300 XXX XXX