Also known as “clustering”.
By getting your friends, family and/or neighbors to use the same companies or individual that you are using for chores around your home, you may be able to negotiate a discount for the service(s).
This is a great way to provide services for people. The provider benefits because they get more customers, and those receiving the service will also enjoy it since there’s less cost on their end!
This is especially useful if you are using a regularly scheduled service, such as a weekly cleaning service or bi-weekly lawn care.
Another way to get discounts for services is to look for companies that offer loyalty programs. For example, some companies will give you a discount if you refer a friend or family member to their business.
Others may have a rewards program where you can earn points for every dollar you spend, which can then be redeemed for discounts on future services.
Finally, don’t be afraid to ask your service provider if they offer any discounts. Many companies are willing to work with their customers to ensure that they are getting the best possible value for their money.
If you take the time to ask, you may be surprised at how much savings you can achieve.
Follow these tips and you should be able to find some great deals on cluster services. Don’t forget to shop around and compare rates before making a final decision. With a little effort, you can save a significant amount of money on your next project.
Types Of Services You And Your Neighbors Can Cluster
There are many different types of services that you and your friends, family and/or neighbors can cluster to save money.
My neighbor and I clustered an arbor company to care for the few trees we have in our backyard. It saves us over $1,000 a year.
Other services include…
- Lawn care
- Window washing
- Gutter cleaning
- Power washing
- Fence staining/repair
- Pressure washing
- Snow removal
The list goes on and on. You can even cluster your grocery shopping or errands to save time and money on gas.
Clustering services is a great way to save money and get to know your neighbors. Give it a try today!
How Seniors Can Begin Clustering
As I mentioned earlier, clustering is all about saving money. Basically, getting a discount from a service company for signing up another person (hopefully right next door) to perform a service.
This way, the service company comes out to the same area once for 2 jobs.
Tips on how you can begin clustering include…
1. Know your neighbors – Obviously, you will want to start with the people who live closest to you. Do you have any friends or family in the area?
2. Look for businesses that offer services you use – These are going to be the companies that you are going to want to target first. Perhaps there is a lawn care company that services your neighborhood. Or maybe there is a new housecleaning service that has just started up.
3. Ask around – Once you have identified a few potential companies, it’s time to start asking around. Talk to your neighbors and see if they are interested in signing up for the same service. See if you can get a group discount.