Three Ways to Ease Holiday Stress Using Yelp

The holidays may be the most wonderful time of the year for many, but in some cases, it can also be the most stressful. In fact, according to a new survey of 2,250 Americans conducted by OnePoll on behalf of Yelp, 7 in 10 Americans say they feel stressed about getting prepared for the holidays, and more than half of Americans have said or thought, “I can’t wait for the holiday season to be over.” Bah Humbug!

From family get-togethers to traveling, cleaning, and decorating, the holidays can be exhausting. So much so that, according to the study, nearly 1 in 5 Americans say they would pay to have someone else to take care of some or all of their holiday chores. On average, respondents would be willing to pay someone else $107 to do the holiday cooking, $121 for holiday shopping, $184 to have home repairs done, and $226 to have all the cleaning done. Respondents also said they’d be willing to fork over an average of $134 to ensure their partner loves their gift, $152 to ensure politics doesn’t come up during holiday meals, and a whopping $259 to feel as excited about the holidays as they did as a child. Of course, there are some things money can’t buy, but for everything else, there’s Yelp.

Pro-tip: Search it.

Whether it’s holiday-ready caterers, cleaning services, personal shopping assistants, or  a christmas light installation team to make your house the envy of the neighborhood, Yelp is here to help.

Americans who say they’d pay for services during the holidays would, on average, pay nearly $300 to have someone else put up and take down holiday decorations. The good new is, it doesn’t have to cost you that much. With a little help from Yelp, you can find someone to do it all for you and quickly request pricing estimates directly through our platform.

Pro-tip: Request it.

Since launching the ability to request a quote directly through the platform, Yelp has facilitated millions of connections between consumers and great local businesses. Need a last-minute home repair before your guests arrive? This feature allows you to request an estimate from up to 10 businesses with a single click, simplifying your quote-gathering process. Plus you can see which businesses respond the fastest, so you can get a quick fix and be back to enjoying the holidays in no time. Less hassle, less stress, and you can make sure you’re always getting the very best price.

Pro-tip: Don’t Stress it.

Don’t let the holidays get you down. Having access to professionals can be a great way to keep your sanity, remain calm and make it through to the New Year. Let the professionals do what they do best during the holidays so you can spend time with loved ones and enjoy the season.

Start here and stress less with Yelp’s help. We know just the place.