Household Assistants: The Secret to Balancing Your To-Do List and Your Family Time

Discover the many ways a personal household assistant can manage your to-do list, reduce your stress, and give you more time for family and self-care.

At any point in time, you have a lot going on. Between your career, kid-related activities, and household responsibilities, you sometimes struggle to ensure it doesn’t all collapse around you.

But just because you aspire to have it all doesn’t mean you have to do it all. With the help of a household assistant, you can cross everything off your to-do list and fit quality family time and self-care into your schedule.

The Challenges of Balancing Work, Family, and Personal Time

If you’ve ever felt there’s too much to manage and not enough time to do it, you’re not alone. A recent study found that most working parents are stretched too thin, with 66 percent saying they feel burned out. Working mothers have a particularly hard time because they shoulder many household responsibilities without help. More than one in four (28 percent) working moms in the study reported managing family responsibilities alone during weekends, and 41.3 percent said they managed them alone during the week.

The weight of family and household chores leaves most working moms with little to no personal time. According to a 2023 Motherly study, 62 percent of moms get less than an hour to themselves each day. If you can relate, you know how frustrating it can be to lack time for yourself and the things that matter most to you.

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How a Household Assistant Helps

Time is one of the most valuable yet scarce resources we have. However, for working mothers who feel pressure to be a supermom and do it all, it seems there are never enough hours in the day. 

If you’ve ever felt paralyzed by a messy house or like you’re on an endless hamster wheel of trying to be a great career professional, mother, and friend and make time for yourself, there’s a viable solution! Getting much-needed help from a personal assistant provides the freedom you need to focus more on what you want to do and less on what you have to do. Research shows outsourcing household chores can even feel more rewarding than a salary increase.

[Related: “Supermom’s Secret: How Household Assistants Can Help Parents.”]

Here are three key benefits you can enjoy by making this time-saving (and life-changing) investment:

1. More Time for the Things That Matter Most

Instead of spending the bulk of your evenings and weekends on draining household chores, such as doing laundry, washing dishes, or making appointments, you can outsource these tasks to a household assistant. Think of all the time you’ll have for family and personal activities when you have someone to take ownership of completing all those chores and clearing them off your plate.

Your assistant can handle the following tasks for you:

  • Doing laundry
  • Shopping for groceries and preparing food
  • Making returns and running other errands
  • Paying bills
  • Walking the dog
  • Making and rescheduling appointments
  • Supervising repair technicians and taking deliveries
  • Planning travel, including packing and unpacking

2. A Less Stressful Life

Carrying the mental load of everything on your to-do list is draining enough. But spending hours on chores while you feel guilty neglecting the things and people most important to you is also stressful. However, you can remove those stressors with a personal assistant who can bring more organization and order to your life and household. 

When you work with Pepper’s Personal Assistants, we take the time to understand your household needs and match you with the ideal household assistant for you and your family. Once your assistant is up and running, you’ll need only a 15-minute weekly check-in with them to gain the peace of mind that comes with knowing all the chores are getting done the way you would do them yourself (or better!).

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3. Household Help Without the Administrative Headaches

Working with a household assistant doesn’t have to include the added responsibilities of managing payroll, taxes, and labor law compliance. When you hire a Pepper’s personal assistant, you get experienced household help, and we do all the rest. We manage everything from your assistant’s pay and payroll taxes to their health benefits and performance reviews.

Work with Seattle’s Trusted Source of Personal Household Assistants

Life is too short to spend on household chores that rob you of precious time with your family and other passions. By delegating those chores to an experienced and trustworthy household assistant, you can enjoy more of life while keeping your household running like clockwork.

Discover how to put more hours back into your week, and download our guide, What Your Life Could Look Like with a Household Assistant.

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See What Other Parents Are Saying About Pepper’s Personal Assistants:

“The first day my personal assistant came, I was working all day in the office. When I came out, there were flowers, my home was tidy, and dinner was prepped in the fridge. I almost started crying! I have needed help for a long time, but I was thinking I could handle everything on my own. My Pepper’s PA has provided incredible value and impact on my life.”


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