I HATE going to the store. Any store. Especially the grocery store but really all stores annoy me.
Luckily it’s 2012 and we have the internetz. So I thought I’d share a few of my favorite sites/services/strategies for never ever having to go to the store. Ever. You’re welcome in advance. This is going to change your life.
I use Drugstore.com for things like cleaning products, paper towels, toilet paper, medicine, bath products, essential oils etc. It’s free shipping over $50 so I usually do a bulk order of everything I need every 6 weeks. This involves some planning ahead but you can really get this down to a science. Plus I’m from the country where we couldn’t just run out to the store if we needed one little thing because it was REALLY FAR and probably not open so I’m used to this kind of “prepared shopping.”
BEAUTY PRODUCTS + SELF CARE
I have a subscription to BirchBox, which, if you’re unfamiliar with, is a box delivered to your door monthly containing 5 delux beauty samples; stuff like nail polish, face wash, perfume…I seriously haven’t bought any of those things since I subscribed because as soon as I run out of a sample there’s a new one. Plus you get points for reviewing products and can use them towards full sized versions of the stuff you really like.
Vitacost.com is so badass y’all. It’s like half the price of whole foods and you can get a ton of dried foods like beans, quinoa, coconut milk, gluten free pasta, snacks, tea, etc. AND it’s free shipping over $50 AND there’s no tax AND you get $10 for referring people AND if you use my link for your first order you get $10 off of that. You are seriously VERY welcome.
If you live in New Orleans, Hollygrove Market has a badass weekly produce subscription service. They even have a ton of recipes on their website just in case you’re like “WTF is this and what the hell do I do with it!?” If you live somewhere else, there’s probably something like that there. Look it up.
Get a water filter off of Amazon.com and drink the water from your sink. Bam. No driving to the store to carry heavy, bulky bottled water. And you save money. Win/win.
Not that I think anyone reading this actually still goes out to the video store, but if you do…WTF dude. A lot of people I know use Netflix instant streaming and/or delivery service but I prefer Hulu because I don’t really watch that much TV.
This of course is entirely dependent on your style and what you like. I like to watch the sale section of FreePeople.com and Anthropologie.com
Amazon Prime. If you don’t have a prime account, it’s worth the upgrade. Free 2 day delivery on basically anything you can think of.