So just in time for Valentine’s Day fellas – the best tip you will ever hear on how to keep your wife content, and not just for February 14th.  We are talking ongoing happiness here.  Better yet, this tip will SAVE YOU MONEY in the long run.

One of the phrases we hear most often at Level Nine is “thank you for making my [spouse] so happy.”  The fact is that husbands want their wives to be happy.  That huge list of Honey-Do’s is not growing because we don’t care about our wives.  The fact is there is just not enough time to do it.  You work all day, squeeze in some time with the kids and the dog, run your errands and barely fit that in.  When the heck are you supposed to change the lightbulbs, fix the doorknob, put the bins in the attic and hang those pictures?  You can’t do it.  There is no time.

Your wife of course sees this lack of initiative on your part as a personal affront and so even when you finally cancel that golf game you have been looking forward to and get half the list done, she is still not happy.  In the back of her head she is still upset, so you spend an exorbitant amount of money on a trinket to let her know you love her.  Yet, the list still exists and it’s gnawing at your inner happiness every minute of every day.

What is the solution? Outsourcing with a concierge.  You need to rent-a-husband that can show up regularly and do all your wife’s honey-dos.  Now, not only are they getting done, but in a very timely manner!  In fact, the rent-a-husband can probably do most of it in half the time you could and with more precision since he is not thinking about that golf game he gave up to do the task.  Your wife will be thrilled with the idea of making a list regularly and it getting done in regular intervals.

Now not only are you a hero, but you didn’t spend the money on that necklace to prove your love.  Eight hours a month of helping hands ($25/hour – $200) is not only cheaper than the jewelry, it is proactive and she will love you even more for it!  Not to mention you can double up to have your concierge remind you of all those important dates and even do the shopping for you.  While you’re at it, let them run those errands you have been doing and you can squeeze in an extra game of golf every week!

Funny thing is you are probably already doing this to some extent.  Most people know how to mow their lawn or clean their house, they just don’t have the time.  So they hire a service to keep it all tidy for them.  Why stop with the lawn and the housekeeping?  Outsource all those things you wish you had time to do.  Then get ahead and outsource to create more time for the things you want to do.  Think about it – no more forgetting to change the air filter, or the water filter.  No worrying about whose birthday is coming up or what to get them.  You don’t even have to plan date night.  Call your concierge and let the driver come pick you and your bride up for a great night that you can both enjoy.

So it’s not a matter of will this work, but simply, how fast do you want to get started?  So stop with the guilt gifts and invest that money in keeping her happy going forward.  She will appreciate it, and so will your golf game!

 

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