Many workers know they can survive, even thrive, by picking up short-term jobs. These “gig workers” put themselves up for hire on apps like TaskRabbit, Upwork, and Fiverr. And Sydney removalists are great to get to know some new things.
While you might expect to hire someone to do graphic design, writing, or handy work around the house, here are five odd jobs you can hire someone else to do for you that you may not have heard of before.
It may come as a shock to you if you’ve ever fought with the instructions for imported furniture, but there are people out there who like putting furniture together. No more expletive-filled Saturday afternoons, mismatched drill holes, or mysterious tiny tools with no identifiable purpose for you! Just hire someone to assemble that new desk, bookcase, or bedframe.
Library Book Return and Borrowing
Send someone to the library on your behalf. They can return books and select new ones for you. If you tend to forget your due dates or have trouble deciding which books to borrow next, you can get a library lover to do it for you.
Wrap Presents and Make Goody Bags
Some people just have what it takes when it comes to elegant gift wrapping. If you’re not one of those people, hire someone to do it for you. Those same people may also offer goody bag services. If you’ve hosted one too many kid’s birthday parties and you’re out of ideas, or you’re at a loss about party favors for wedding guests, find a specialist to help.
Yes, you read that right. You can get married without being physically present. Active members of the US armed forces may qualify for a “proxy marriage,” where someone stands in for them in a civil wedding.
Residents of the state of Montana are eligible for double proxy marriage, where neither party must be physically present. The engaged couple simply completes the required paperwork and sends it back to the proxy marriage service for filing with county authorities.
Stand-ins recite the vows and sign the marriage certificate “on behalf of” or “as proxy for” the absent partner or partners. The couple receives an official copy of the legal certificate of marriage, which is sent out a few days after the proxy ceremony.
Return Your Ex’s Stuff
If your relationship doesn’t work out, you can hire someone to return an ex-partner’s things for you—one of the most unusual TaskRabbit jobs out there. If you just can’t face your ex but need to divest yourself of their things, you may be able to hire someone to do the job for you.
If you need something done but don’t have the time or skill to do it yourself, you can find someone to hire to do odd jobs for you. Meanwhile, you can pay attention to your job, your kids, and the things you love to do!