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Having it all? Outsource at home to achieve your goals

What are your goals for 2022? What does success look like for you, not just in your work, but in your life?

In this article we will explore how you can outsource at home to make space for you to achieve your goals, whatever they may be.

Your goals – big and small

For most of us, success is about much more than a number on your payslip, or even the balance in your bank account. 

Most of us have a multitude of goals in our lives. Some are more achievable than others. We might have a five year plan for career progression, or a longer term goal to start our own business. We might be training to run a marathon in the next 12 months, or finish a novel.

Many of us have small, every day goals which we try, and often fail, to achieve. Whether it’s closing our “move” rings on our smart watches, practising that meditation we’ve committed to, or getting enough sleep, few of us are “winning” at everything. The juggle of work, family or caring responsibilities, and running the home, mean we don’t quite manage to do it all. And that’s hardly surprising. We are not super-human. 

Defining Success

So what is the solution? Should we accept that we cannot have it all, and some of our goals will fall by the wayside? Or should we give up on our goals altogether? 

Perhaps the starting point is to decide how we define success, as individuals. It is easy to get caught up in comparison with friends, or colleagues, who appear to be succeeding with a new car, or a gruelling fitness regime. However, their definition of success might be very different to yours. So what does success look like to you?

It might be:

  • Getting to the gym 3 times a week
  • Being there to read a bedtime story to your children 
  • Having a clean, calm space to come home to
  • Having meals planned out for the week 
  • Having time for lunch with friends twice a month
  • Enjoying a bubble bath in peace

Buy time with outsourcing

Many of our goals are actually about having time, not about money. So, one solution is to use your income to buy yourself time, by outsourcing.

In business, outsourcing is an accepted, smart way to grow. It makes sense to pay someone else to do day to day tasks such as book-keeping, or admin, to buy time to spend on more strategic priorities.

But we can also outsource at home to help us to achieve our success goals in our personal lives too. By outsourcing some of those day to day tasks, it is possible to buy time for the important things that help us to feel as though we are succeeding. 

Here is a list of tasks that can easily be outsourced:

  • Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Ironing
  • Ordering and putting away groceries
  • Dropping off and picking up dry cleaning
  • Booking appointments and reservations
  • Preparing for guests
  • Meal preparation
  • Pet care

Here at Just Helpers Liberty, we can do all of these tasks and more. We offer a bespoke housekeeping service to suit you. 

Which daily tasks could you outsource at home? Buy yourself the time you need for your goals, whatever they may be – and leave the rest to us.

Contact our team today to arrange a consultation. 

Luxury Christmas at Home

When it comes to planning the perfect luxury Christmas at home, it’s the little touches that make it special. Here’s some inspiration to create that festive feeling.

Luxury Christmas Decor

Nothing says “Christmas” like a a tree filled with fairy lights and sparkle. Whether you choose to embrace the glitter, or something more understated and elegant, decorating your home for the festive season marks the beginning of Christmas.

We love the range of luxury Christmas decorations on offer at LuxDeco. From beautiful, traditional glass baubles, to fancy and frivolous feather wreathes, these are decorations you’ll enjoy bringing out year after year.

If you want to bring some true British style to your decorations, take a look at the fabulous selection from Fortnum and Mason. There’s everything from an exquisite, hand-painted miniature tea-pot, to a mouth-blown glass fig in luscious red and purple. These are luxury Christmas decorations that will never go out of style.

Looking to really dazzle your guests? How about a magical Christmas wreath with over 40 diamonds and rubies? Feast your eyes on Luxatic’s Top 10 Most Expensive Christmas Decorations.

Luxury Christmas Table

When you are entertaining at Christmas, a beautifully laid table can really set the scene. A dried table centrepiece is a lovely addition which will stay looking perfect throughout the festive season and into the New Year. We love this Little Sparkles table centre from Your London Florist at Selfridges. For a traditional fresh centrepiece with a contemporary twist, you will be spoilt for choice with this selection from The Flower Stand Chelsea.

No Christmas table is complete without crackers! There are lots of beautiful, luxury Christmas crackers to delight your guests with, from the nostalgic charm of these London Crackers (Nancy & Betty Studio), to on-trend Zebra Print Recycled Card Crackers  containing gifts such as wild flower seeds and shampoo bars, from the Little Green Cracker Company (both at Selfridges).

Luxury Christmas Food

There is something very special about opening up a Christmas hamper. Whether it’s just for you, or to give as a gift, there are lots of fabulous options to choose from. For a tasty selection, try Luxury London’s Top Hampers. It includes the traditional options you might expect. But there is also a thoughtful, curated hampers for new parents including both practical and delicious treats; and a chic, Italian-inspired selection from River Cafe – perfect for food lovers.

Luxury Christmas Stocking

If you want to show someone you’re thinking of them, but you can’t be with them in person, how about a luxury Christmas stocking? No-one could resist this beautiful selection of gifts, all wrapped up and delivered in time for Christmas Eve, by LuxDeco.

Wishing you a very Happy Christmas from all at Liberty.

Five Festive Gift Ideas to Inspire You

Too busy for browsing? Liberty saves you time with some festive gift ideas for everyone on your list.

Delicious Gifting
Food gifts are perfect for just about everyone – whether it’s an indulgent treat to enjoy alone, or an ideal excuse to invite friends and family around to share. Go traditional with Fortnum and Mason,  or give a taste of a Yorkshire tea-time with Bettys . If you’re looking for the perfect gift for a foodie, go niche with The Cheese Geek.

Of course, no Christmas is complete without chocolate. Take a break from the strawberry creams with some seriously special, handmade French confectionary like these from Jacques Genin, which made the Luxatic list of top chocolate brands worldwide – available online for delivery to the UK.

Body Beautiful
Skincare gifting has come a long way from the lily of the valley bath cubes favoured by your granny. Think natural botanicals, home spa experiences and gorgeous, reusable packaging. Selfridges Project Earth Refillables are true objects of desire, that wouldn’t look out of place in the clutch bag of a Audrey Hepburn or Lauren Bacall.

Bring a touch of the countryside into the city with 100 Acres all natural British made fragrances for body, bath and home. Made in small batches with all natural ingredients, cruelty free and sustainably packaged, you can feel good about giving these.

Give a Classic
Fashions come and go, but quality, timeless pieces never go out of style. Classic accessories make the perfect gift. We love the traditional British style on offer from Fairfax and Favor. From beautiful bags, to belts and boots, for men and women, these pieces will be enjoyed for many years to come.

The Gift that Keeps on Giving
Subscription boxes are big news in 2021, and we can see why. There’s something very special about receiving a new gift through the post every month, and it’s sure to bring a smile all year round. We love Bloom and Wild flower subscriptions, for beautiful, seasonal blooms to brighten your loved one’s day.
Or if you want to give a gift that lasts even longer, how about a houseplant subscription from Leaf Envy? During the last 18 months many of us have discovered how indoor plants can breathe life into our spaces, so this gift is right on trend.

Give Memories
Gift experiences are a great choice for the people on your list who will enjoy trying something new. Whether it’s whisky tastingsalsa dancing, or an adrenalin fuelled flight down a zip line, these are gifts they will be talking about for years.

For some special father and son time, we love this grooming experience on offer at St James Hotel and Club.  Or, if you want to give a really unique experience, try Truly’s bespoke packages.

We hope these festive gift ideas make your shopping a breeze. And of course, if you need help with getting your home ready for entertaining this season,  call Liberty

Choosing a Housekeeping Service

Choosing a housekeeping service is a big decision. So what should you look for?

With competing priorities of work, family, social engagements and organising the home, a housekeeping service can save you precious time. But when you are bringing housekeepers into your home, you will want the peace of mind that they are the right service for you. Here is our helpful guide on choosing a housekeeping service.

Professional

Managing a home is a considerable responsibility. As well as cleaning and caring for your furnishings, clothes, and belongings, your housekeeper may be making reservations for you, managing deliveries, preparing meals and more. You will want to ensure that you choose a professional housekeeping service, with fully trained, vetted staff so that you can feel confident while they are in your home.

At Liberty, our housekeepers are selected through a rigorous, 3 stage process. We invest in our team with regular training and mentoring to ensure our service is professional and of the highest quality.

Experienced

Your housekeeping service should have the experience to be able to learn and anticipate your needs, so that everything runs smoothly. When you are selecting your housekeeper, make sure you ask about their previous work and clients.

Liberty team have over 50 years of combined experience in hospitality, and we share our expertise within our housekeeping team, through our training process.

Flexible

Your life isn’t the same from week to week, and so your housekeeping needs will change too. You will need a service which can be flexible to meet those needs, whether that’s arranging specialist cleaning, preparing for guests, or arranging appointments. How quickly can you make a change to your housekeeping? How easily can you contact them?

At Liberty, our flexible range of options means our service is fully adaptable to meet you needs. Just contact the Head Housekeeper to arrange any changes.

Quality

Your home should be a calm, clean and organised haven to enjoy at the end of a busy day. You will want to be sure you are choosing a housekeeping service that delivers these results for you, on every visit. Will your housekeeper have enough time to deliver the service you expect, or will they be rushing and cutting corners? How will quality checks be carried out?

At Liberty, we are passionate about delivering an excellent service, and we are in regular contact with our clients to ensure they are delighted with our work. Our Head Housekeeper will visit your home to carry out spot checks, to ensure we are meeting our meticulous standards.

Reputation

With a personal service such as housekeeping, an outstanding reputation is essential. Look for ratings on websites such as Trustpilot, or search our recommendations from existing clients.

At Liberty we are proud of the wonderful testimonials we receive from our clients, and they are available to read on our website.  Our sister company, Just Helpers, has a 5 star rating on Trustpilot, so you can be assured of our reputation for excellence.

Values

It is a sad fact that the hospitality and cleaning sectors are often characterised by poor pay and working conditions. However, if you are a conscientious consumer – choosing sustainable, or organic, or Fair Trade – why should your housekeeping service be different? Ask any potential provider about their corporate values and how these are put into practice in their employment practices.

All of our people at Liberty receive the London Living Wage, as well as holiday pay. This is one example of how are values are at the heart of what we do.

If you want the peace of mind that comes with choosing a housekeeping service which is professional, high quality, and shares the values you care about, contact us now to become a VIP Founder Member.

 

Getting Down to Business This September

This September, more than ever, feels like a time for getting down to business. 

Whether you have school-age children, or your school days are a distant memory, September always has that “new pencil  case” feeling. But after 18 months of COVID chaos, and the changes in routine that summer always brings, now is the time for a fresh start, and new focus, and for getting down to business. 

Chances are you have been working from home during the last year, and you may be adapting to getting back to the workplace this September. Seeing colleagues face to face is a welcome change, but also means restarting some not so welcome daily tasks.

Laundering and ironing shirts and work wear, cleaning and polishing shoes, and planning, shopping and preparing for workday lunches are back on your to-do list.

Plus, your commute has suddenly taken back a chunk of time. Your work day feels longer, and you have even less time for you.

Getting down to socialising

This September will hopefully see a return to favourite leisure activities.  Sports clubs, bars and restaurants, and theatres are opening, and you are probably already seeing your diary fill up with all the social events and family celebrations which have been postponed over the last 18 months. 

September is often a chance to enjoy the last of the summer, with lighter, warmer evenings. It’s a chance to grab a game of tennis, or a round of golf, or after-work drinks outside. 

It’s about making the most of every moment of your time.

Staying focused

Before getting caught up in all these new demands, September is also a great time to take stock of your “why” .

Whether you work for a large corporation, or you have your own business, you are probably very clear on why you do, what you do, at work. 

Here at Liberty, our investment in our people is central to our “why”. We are proud that all of our team receive the London Living Wage as well as holiday pay and sickness pay, and we believe it is what makes our service special. 

But are you equally clear about your Why in the rest of your life?

Your Wellbeing

One of the unexpected pleasures of lockdown, as normal life and its business was suspended, was a chance to rediscover things we love to do. Maybe you reconnected with reading, or music, or working on your fitness.

Perhaps lockdown reminded you of how much you value time spent with friends and family, or perhaps you really missed the exhilaration of big collective experiences such as gigs, concerts or sports events. 

Keeping focused on your Why is a great way to maintain and improve your wellbeing. It helps you to ensure you are prioritising those aspects of your life which make you feel happy, healthy and fulfilled.

This article from Tony Robbins has some helpful pointers on how to reconnect with your why.

But we understand, this is more easily said than done. 

Liberty Can Help

In your work, you may often need to delegate tasks to give yourself the space to focus on your priorities – the “Why” of your business.

By bringing Liberty Housekeeping Services into your home, you are giving yourself the time and space for the things that really matter to you. 

We offer a range of flexible options to suit your individual requirements and our professional, handpicked team will listen to you, understand and anticipate your needs. 

Visit our website to find out more about how Liberty can help you stay focused on your Why while you’re getting down to business this September. 

We are welcoming VIP Founding members to our waiting list now. Register here to join the waiting list and find out more about our PRICE FOR LIFE exclusive membership.

Introducing Liberty Professional Housekeeping in London

Do you want your home to run more smoothly? Do you need a service that goes beyond cleaning?  Liberty, from Just Helpers,  is the solution you are looking for.

At Just Helpers we deliver exceptional cleaning across the city. When our clients book their cleaning through us, they know that their Helper will receive the London Living Wage, with decent working conditions too. Clean home, clean conscience.

We are proud of  the strong reputation  we have built with our award-winning, ethical cleaning business.  

But we know that sometimes our clients need more than cleaning.

So we are proud to be launching Liberty by Just Helpers- our new, live out housekeeping service.

Living in the city can be stressful, juggling work, social life, family responsibilities, and organising your home. It can be difficult to find time to relax.

You need someone who can take control of all those little tasks that make your life complicated.  You need someone who can restore calm and make sure that your home runs smoothly. Liberty is the housekeeping solution you have been looking for. 

Take Control of the Clutter

We all feel calmer when our space is organised, orderly and clean, in fact there’s evidence that clutter in our environment causes stress. If you work from home, it can even affect your productivity. Our expert cleaning service can restore calm to your space, to get back on track. 

And modern life brings other clutter – that never-ending list of tasks that fill up your diary and your headspace. At the end of a busy day at work, the last thing you want is to tackle another long to-do list. 

Tasks such as:

  • Ordering groceries, taking delivery and putting them away
  • Arranging dry-cleaning
  • Making reservations for events
  • Preparing for guests
  • Arranging repairs
  • Taking meter readings 
  • Polishing shoes
  • Meal preparation
  • Laundry
  • Changing beds
  • Ironing

These tasks soon mount up. Your precious free time can quickly disappear leaving you no time to relax. 

Liberty Housekeeping can help. 

With Liberty, your personal housekeeper can take control of all of these tasks, and more, with a flexible and agile service that fits around your life. 

How would it feel to know that all of this daily mental clutter was being handled for you, by a professional housekeeping service, so your leisure time was yours to enjoy? 

We are welcoming VIP Founding members to our waiting list now. Register here to join the waiting list and find out more about our PRICE FOR LIFE exclusive membership.

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