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101 Odd Jobs You Can Hire Someone Else to Do

Dayna Scandone
July 5, 2017

Feeling overwhelmed by your endless to-do list? Not enough hours in the day to get everything done? Hire some help!

Everyone needs an extra set of hands sometimes. Whether it's planning a party or unpacking boxes after a move, having someone to help you with your odd jobs can make any job a little easier.

Here are 101 tasks you can hire someone else to do. Want help with any of them? Post a job on Care.com.

If you're a caregiver looking for a job, mention in your profile that you can help people with these types of tasks. It may give them inspiration to hire you!

  1. Do weekly grocery shopping runs
  2. Help cook for a big party
  3. Pick up dry cleaning, alterations or clothing repairs
  4. Wash the car
  5. Rake leaves
  6. Write thank you notes
  7. Organize the garage
  8. Set up for a yard sale
  9. Clean the pool and empty the skimmers
  10. Organize photo albums (digital or paper)
  11. Take the trash to the dump
  12. Assemble furniture (no more IKEA instructions for you!)
  13. Put lights up for the holidays
  14. Move furniture
  15. Shovel snow
  16. Mow the lawn
  17. Weed the garden
  18. Clean out the attic/basement
  19. Paint a room
  20. Write out holiday cards
  21. Water the plants
  22. Serve food at a house party
  23. Return unwanted purchases
  24. Fold laundry
  25. Clean the fridge
  26. Organize contacts and email addresses
  27. Sync computer to devices
  28. Organize the pantry
  29. Wash dishes
  30. Return library books -- and get new ones
  31. List unwanted furniture on sites like Craigslist or eBay
  32. Drive kids to soccer practice
  33. Hand out flyers around town for a new business
  34. Prep and cook meals to freeze
  35. Wash the windows
  36. Set up for a birthday party
  37. Scan and digitize your child's artwork
  38. Water the lawn and garden
  39. Help at a child's birthday or pool party
  40. Bake for a bake sale
  41. Clean out the gutters
  42. Housesit while you’re on vacation
  43. Clean up after a party
  44. Prepare a guest room before family visits
  45. Pick-up and deliver anything you need
  46. Set up electronics around the house
  47. File and organize your recipes
  48. Clean the boat
  49. Take your elderly mother grocery shopping
  50. Drive elderly parents to doctor's appointments
  51. Organize the shed
  52. Create and stuff goodie bags
  53. Stock up on essentials at a big box store.
  54. Paint nails and do hair at a party for little girls
  55. Set up for an event (chairs, food table, drinks)
  56. Schedule appointments
  57. Use a "Pooper Scooper" in the backyard
  58. Teach basic computer skills
  59. Organize a library of books
  60. Enter data into an Excel doc
  61. Address and mail cards
  62. Practice dances before an event
  63. Assist with estate sorting after a death
  64. Provide personal shopping
  65. Help with interior decorating
  66. Lead a craft project at a birthday party
  67. Edit a resume
  68. Organize CDs or records
  69. Make reservations
  70. Rehearse a job interview
  71. Set up outdoor furniture after the winter
  72. Hold a sign for an event
  73. Direct traffic in a parking lot during an event
  74. Tend the campfire at an outdoor party
  75. Grill at a barbeque
  76. Edit college essays
  77. Prepare for a wedding speech or a presentation
  78. Play music at an event
  79. Organize a closet
  80. Set up a website or blog
  81. Guide a tour around a new town
  82. Plan a vacation
  83. Organize and file papers
  84. Wrap presents around the holidays
  85. Chop firewood
  86. Clean and organize gardening and yard tools
  87. Bartend at a party
  88. Spread mulch on flower beds
  89. Open and close the pool
  90. Set up yard toys (trampoline, swing set, etc.)
  91. Polish and buff a shoe collection
  92. Participate in a focus group or experiment
  93. Organize office documents
  94. Pick up from the airport or train station
  95. Collect mail, newspapers and packages while you're on vacation
  96. Buy tickets for an event
  97. Pack and unpack after a move
  98. Organize and assist a busy professional
  99. Deliver car for maintenance and inspections
  100. Assist in daily routine after an injury
  101. Respond to letters and emails 

Learn more about How to Post an Odd Job on Care.com.

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Comments
Sandra in Lyons, IL
July 13, 2018

Wonderful Ideas!!! I started to just walk some dogs ….but I'm becoming an entrepreneur! These things will help my Business Cards and Resume' THANK YOU....THANK YOU...THANK YOU!!! SANDIE L.

User
Sept. 20, 2015

To everyone who was involved in compiling this list Thank You. Thank You so much. This list gave me the Professional Titles that I was needing to write up my resume. I'm so happy.

User
July 16, 2014

That's a wonderful idea..i wouldn't mind doing some odd jobs ad long ad it can be 3hrs minimum due to the cost of gas etc.

User
March 25, 2014

That's a great idea.. I would of never thought of that way to make extra money... I'm a pet sitter but I guess I can add odd jobs to my business cards. Wow , thanks !

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