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Make £45 an hour as a professional holiday packer

Moneymagpie Team 24th Jul 2019 One Comment

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Summer holiday season is here! And that means lots of packing. Are you one of those people who somehow manages to fit their entire wardrobe into a suitcase the size of a child’s packed lunch? Do you get creative in order to meet baggage regulations on budget airlines? Well, if that’s you, or if you’re Mary Poppins, then this is definitely the job for you!

As a side note, we’re always interested in bargains, so if you’ve booked a super budget holiday, let us know in the comments below!

The Job

Bark.com has launched a brand new ‘professional holiday packer and planner’ service for holiday makers. This comes just in time for the busy summer period. The service enables members of the public to both get paid and pay to take care of holiday suitcase packing and other stressful holiday planning and administration.

The Pay and the skills

Professionals can expect to earn up to £45 an hour to come and take care of all holiday admin and packing. This will include; buying the essentials, packing the customer’s suitcase (under supervision), preparing instructions to pack properly when travelling home, organising all admin, so all paperwork is in the order they need it. Professionals can even offer a personal shopping service for holiday clothing.

Who came up with this job?

In 2017 ‘UK residents took 72.8 million trips overseas in total’. It’s said that the stress of holiday packing and planning can impact overall enjoyment of the trip. According to a study, more than 80% of people find the holiday season to be ‘somewhat’ or ‘very’ stressful.

After analysing category demand data from the past five years, Bark.com realised that demand for house-sitting, pet-sitting, gardening and cleaning more than doubles during July and August, indicating that consumers outsource chores and hire professionals for holiday services during the summer period.

How to I apply?

You’ll need to create a profile on Bark and advertise your services there. Don’t mess around and get stuck in now, before everyone has flown off!


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4 years ago

Great money making idea.

Jasmine Birtles

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