I don’t really mind shopping, but I know a lot of people that hate to shop. They don’t want to deal with the crowds, the smarmy sales people, the screaming kids, or standing in long lines. Luckily, we live in a time where there are so many options for people who would rather stay home,or do anything else, besides shopping.
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I know that people are crazy busy. You may not have time to coupon or search for the best deal. You may just want to get in and out of the store as fast as possible. You honestly don’t want to even step foot in a store. You would rather save time over saving a few bucks.
If that sounds like you, you have come to the right place. I want to introduce you to a few services that you might want to start using to save you time and your sanity.
These are really good for new moms, the elderly, or anyone who has trouble getting around. You don’t have to sign up for all of these services, but using one or two may make all the difference in the world.
Every one should know what Amazon Prime is by now. It’s a no-brainer if you are looking to save time and money on your purchases. I love the fact that you get free 2-day shipping, some areas even get same day shipping, on any eligible purchase along with all the other amazing benefits that come along with it.
The Amazon Pantry is a great way to get all of your grocery shopping done without leaving your house. You must be a Prime member to use it but they have great prices on grocery, beauty, and household goods. They are comparable to sale prices at my local grocery store. You don’t have to fuss with coupons, you know you are getting a good deal.
You can also take advantage of the Subscribe and Save feature where you can save even more when you subscribe for a product. They will ship you the product every month so you don’t have to worry about running out of something. This is great for items like: diapers, toilet paper, toothbrushes, etc.
Not to mention you can find everything you would ever need on Amazon!
Stitch Fix is great for women who don’t like trying on clothes in those teeny tiny dressing rooms or who need a little help putting an outfit together. Stitch Fix takes all the guess work out of clothes shopping.
You take a short quiz on the types of styles you like, enter your measurements, and they will send you a box of 5 clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. Simply buy what you like and return the rest.
You can have new clothes sent to you every 2-3 weeks, every month, every other month, every 3 months, or just order when you feel like it, there is no subscription!
There is a $20 styling fee but it will be applied as credit towards any items you purchase. If you buy all five items, you get 25% off the entire purchase!
They will offer clothing for men in the Fall of 2016!
Gwynnie Bee is similar to Stitch Fix except it caters specifically to plus-size women. The offer sizes 10-32 and you can get a 30 day trial for free to see if you like it.
You basically get to rent clothes and you can return them whenever you like. There are 3 different plans: 1 item, 2 items, or 3 items out at a time. If you fall in love with an item, you can purchase it to keep forever.
They even offer a free consultation with a stylist. You get free shipping and returns on the items. This is great for people who like to switch up their style and try new trends. There is no commitment to what you are sent.
If you don’t like shopping or trying to put a full meal together, Hello Fresh has you covered. You get sent the exact ingredients needed to make a home cooked meal from scratch, no more greasy takeout!
I love this service because I don’t have to do a meal plan or search for one hard to find ingredient that I’m only going to use once. It all shows up right at my doorstep and the food is always fresh.
You can get your first box for $35 off and you will always get free shipping. There are three different subscription plans to choose from: Classic, Veggie, and Family. There is no commitment, you can change your subscription or cancel at anytime.
Do you want to save time on running errands, standing in line, or dropping things off? TaskRabbit has people that will do that for you. Think of anything you hate doing, and you can pay someone to do it.
You simply type in your location, write a description of what you need done, and TaskRabbit will find someone to do it for you. All of their taskers are vetted and every task is insured. You can schedule tasks for that day or in advance.
Everything can be done through the app. You can schedule, make payments, and communicate with you tasker to ensure everything goes like you want it to.
They have all kinds of tasks: handyman services, picking up dry cleaning, grocery shopping, moving, assembling Ikea furniture, cleaning, even standing in line for you at the DMV!
This is great for people who are short on time.
This is a clothing service men can take advantage of as well as women. Trunk Club will pair you with a personal stylist. Your stylist will reach out to you by phone/email to get to know you and understand your clothing needs and preferences.
Your stylist will send an email containing recommended items, individually selected for you. Pick what you’d like to try on at home and your trunk will ship shortly.
When you receive your trunk, you have 10 days to try everything on. Keep what you love, send back the rest. Shipping is free both ways. There are no commitments or minimum purchase requirements.
The clothes are more expensive as they are high end brands.
Hopefully you can have less stress and more time when you use some of these services. These are just some of my favorite ways to help people who hate to shop. Everything is done for you, you just have to set it up.
If you have any other services that you use to ease the shopping burden, let me know in the comments.
Latoya @ Life and a Budget says
I’ve never heard of the Trunk Club and I never really understood how the Amazon Pantry worked either. I will say I’m intrigued by the idea of purchasing some of my more common items through Amazon. I’m going to have to look into it because I always spend more than I need to by going in the stores for common household stuff.