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Life hacks for the busiest of homemakers.

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In a perfect world, you’d be making dinner from scratch every night and formulating your own all-natural cleaning products. In the real world, we all need some help. Here are some life hacks for you. We won’t tell, we promise.

Gourmet Tastes Right in Your Kitchen
Frozen food takes on a new meaning when it’s been professionally prepared in your own home by a personal chef. The chefs behind My Chef Lara customize menus to your tastes and diet preferences, do the grocery shopping and cook up a storm in your kitchen. Your fridge and freezer gets stocked for days, and you reap the delicious benefits. Bon appetit! mycheflara.com

We’re fortunate to have so many farms in Little Rhody, and even luckier to have Veggie Box. The $25 weekly subscription, brought to you by Farm Fresh Rhode Island, delivers locally grown produce straight to your door. With recipe suggestions and info about the farm sent via email each week, it’s an easy (and healthy) way to eat your veggies. farmfreshri.org

Famed chef Nick Rabar is always up to something exciting, be it his Chef 2 Go cable series or being recognized as RI Hospitality’s Chef of 2014. His recent endeavor Melu offers epicurean meals delivered to your home within 30 minutes of ordering online. All you have to do is reheat it and voila: dinner is served. melu.co

VIP Perks for Very Important Pets
Why “ruff” it by driving your furry friend to the groomer when Fur Kidz Mobile Pet Grooming will conveniently come to you. The traveling pet salon will pull up curbside in its decked out van equipped with a steel tub, shampoo stations and air dryers. Your pooch is bound to be the top dog of the neighborhood. furkidz.com

No pet likes a vet visit, and no owner does either. That’s why Creature Comforts Veterinary Services treats pets in the comfort of their own homes. Vaccinations, routine wellness care and dental procedures are just a few of the mobile services available. Tail wagging is optional. creaturecomfortsri.com

Picking up poop is a dirty job, but someone’s got to do it. Thanks to Doody Calls Pet Waste Removal, that someone doesn’t have to be you. Not only will they scoop up around your yard, but they’ll also treat brown spots and deodorize outdoor areas. doodycalls.com

House Calls Make a Comeback
Healthcare is ever evolving, and some doctors are changing along with it. Take Direct Doctors, as an example. The North Kingstown family medical practice does not accept insurance, but rather charges a monthly subscription fee that includes unlimited house visits and 24/7 access to the doctors via cell and email. Who would have thought that waiting rooms could be a thing of the past? directdoctors.org

The milkman is such an old timey concept, but Munroe Dairy puts a modern spin on the service. Along with farm fresh milk, doorstep deliveries include locally made provisions from Narragansett Creamery and Daniele Foods and beloved Rhody staples like Blount soups and Gregg’s desserts. cowtruck.com

Concierge Services for Everyday Chores
You don’t have to be a celebrity to have a personal assistant. In fact, all you need are some chores you can’t seem to accomplish. Enter Cathleen Naughton Associates, a home health agency that also offers personal concierge assistance such as transportation, errand running and coordination of home repairs. Take that Hollywood. cathleennaughtonassoc.com

Laundry is the great equalizer. We all have it and none of us have the time for it. And as soon as it’s all done, another load is already piling up. “No more,” says Get the Funk Out, a laundry and dry cleaning pick up and drop off service. Instead of spending hours lugging, switching and folding, the funky crew will take the time to get your whites, well, white. gtfolaundry.com

Everyone loves a spotless car, but who has the time or energy to get between the crevices and actually clean it? The folks at Clean N Cruise Auto Detailing do, and knowing how valuable your time is, they come to you. While you’re updating your Facebook status from your couch, your vehicle will be getting the white glove treatment right in your driveway. cleanncruise.com

At Your Service understands that vacations should be stress-free, so that’s why they’ll watch over your home while you’re gone. From snowbirds that leave for months to weekenders who are sneaking away for a few days, the personal assistance agency will oversee ongoing projects or even an emergency repair. Add in a lift to and from the airport and you’ve got yourself a smooth getaway. atyourservice247.com