No, I’m not collecting dolls or old broken microwaves that I swear I’ll fix. Not even diapers, wipes and burp cloths. No, I’m hoarding Groupons.
I know full well that after after I bring home The New Kid and start to deal with the realities of life as a mother of two, there are things I absolutely, positively won’t want to do. One of those things? Is cleaning bathrooms. Or any rooms. That’s why I’m scanning deal sites like Groupon and Living Social for deals on housecleaning services to buy now. My hope is to be able to stockpile enough of these bargain cleaning session to have a crew in once a month for the first six months of my new baby’s life. Or more often, depending on the magnitude of diaper blow-outs. We shall see.
Other deals I’m starting to hoard are local restaurants that offer carry-out, activities for my 4 year-old so he doesn’t feel shorted by a mom who’s too sleep-deprived to research big-kid fun,and any sort of yard services. Basically, I’m loading up on all the chores I can outsource. I’m helping support a lot of local businesses and getting some really good deals!
Oh, and, I’m loading up on deals for pedicures, too. What? By the time the warm weather rolls around, I won’t be able to see my feet, much less paint my piggies. And the foot massage is therapeutic and helps with ankle swelling! It’s totally legit.
As a cautionary move, I’m loading reminders about expirations date into my calendar so it will let me know a week before the deal will disappear. Nothing would be more frustrating that having a dirty house AND losing my money. That’s enough to make a post-partum mom cry!
What coupon and discount programs do you love for deals on activities and services?
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