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Do it yourself?

Busy Britons are increasingly relying on hired help.

Rather doing simple chores like ironing, cooking and walking the dog, people would rather reach for the phone and ‘get someone in’.

Is there nothing we can’t get done for us these days?

Check the classifieds and see what unusual – or mundane – tasks people are offering to do.

Why not spend a day getting everything done for you and see if it’s possible not to a lift a finger.

How much would it cost? Wouldn’t people prefer to do things for themselves?

Why not speak to a ‘professional’ dog walker or ironing lady – is trade increasing?