Let someone else do it
If your time is just too valuable to assemble an Ikea shelf, do the laundry or pick up the 100-pound bag of dog food, hire an eager errand boy from TaskRabbit.com. You post your task, gets bids from pre-screened "TaskRabbits, " and then you select the winner. Done and done! The service is available in New York, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Orange County and Chicago, with Portland and Seattle coming soon.
Available on iOS (free): Check out the TaskRabbit app here.
-- Written by Tamara Chuang in Denver, Colorado