The Jetsons Housekeeping Service is not just for cleaning houses.
The service includes cleaning, maintenance, food and beverages, and even making sure that your dog gets a nice meal.
The $9 million, 30-person company, run by the legendary author Charles Dickens, was built on the back of a failed insurance company offering free housekeeping.
The idea behind the service, which launched in 1926, was to save lives.
But, as Charles Dickens wrote in The Secret of the Unicorn, “Housekeeping is so common and so valuable that it is a question of if and how we shall pay for it”.
A New York Times story from 2002 noted that the cost of housekeeping is rising by 10 percent per year.
And that’s a problem that needs to be addressed.
The average US household earns just $21,000 a year, according to the Census Bureau.
That means it costs the average American $9,822 a year to pay for their housekeeping, according the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
This is a major reason why it’s difficult to save money with the Jetsons, according Dickens.
It costs you $9000 to buy a $1,000 house in the UK, and $3,500 to buy an $8,000 one in the US.
Dickens has a list of other reasons why the Jetson’s housekeeping was so good.
It gave a sense of community.
“You had this sense of being part of something bigger than yourself.
And so it was a very good thing that you would have a place to call home and a good idea of where you were,” said Jamie Dornan, author of The Secret Life of the Jetsong.
Dornen is also the host of the podcast The Secret History of the Birds.
“I think the most important thing that’s been missing in terms of this idea of community is that you were going to have a house.
That’s a very important thing.”
Dickens also believed that there was a connection between good housekeeping and a better life.
“It’s important that you keep your house clean, that you get the dishes and that you clean your room,” Dickens said in the book.
“When you’re going to do something, it’s good to do it properly, and that’s what the Jetsonic was about.”
And it’s what helped save many lives.
It wasn’t the cheapest of services, but it was cheaper than the insurance company.
The insurance company had been in trouble with the insurance commissioner and was having a tough time selling the service.
It needed to find a way to pay its bills.
So, Dickens teamed up with a company called the American Automobile Association, which is the US’s largest insurance association.
And Dickens offered to lend a helping hand.
“The whole idea was, how do we get to a point where the American Association of Insurance Commissioners would agree to do that?” said Dornant.
The American Automotive Association and Dickens negotiated for the insurance agency to cover the Jetsonian service.
And then the insurance agent agreed to provide the services.
The cost of the service is about $1 million, but the savings could be huge.
The savings from the insurance provider was $30 million, which was enough to cover their costs for the whole year.
That saved Dickens and the Jetsonics insurance company millions of dollars.
It also gave the Jetsonerins a sense that their service would be safe.
“They’re not going to get a big bang in the door,” said Dornsan.
“This is a great way of getting some financial backing.”
The insurance industry is also helping to save the Jetsoni, as it does for other services.
It’s not just the insurance companies that are paying for the Jetsontime service, either.
There are hundreds of other companies that provide services that are not just housekeeping but also cleaning, home repairs, insurance, medical services, food preparation and more.
“In my lifetime, I’ve seen people who have been in these things and never had a financial loss, and then they have to go through this,” said Joe Sperling, a senior manager of marketing and customer services at Home Depot.
Sperlings says that the savings are worth it.
“A lot of people don’t have the financial resources to go and do these things,” said Sperlings.
“And then they get a little bit of the financial benefit.
So the Jetsonees’ housekeeping business was the first of its kind that did all of this.”
A lot of Americans have not been saving money, either, according Dornans.
He says that Americans have a tendency to underestimate the costs of doing the things they love, like shopping, because they don’t know how to understand the whole process.
And he says the people who do know how, have been saving big.