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Subscriptions that Make Sense
Subscriptions that Make Sense
Masks are coming off! Vaccinations are going up! Life is really, really starting to look normal again. Along with these somewhat sudden transition announcements comes a ton of newfound freedom and a lot of excitement! Plans are being made to get out of town (or the country!); we're shopping in person more and able to actually smile at one another. But, not all pandemic habits need to be left behind. Through the last year of almost exclusively shopping online and having everything delivered, there are certain things that just make sense no matter what our “new normal” looks like. Here's a list of things you really ought to consider keeping in this brave new world.
There are many avenues to choose from for how we get our groceries delivered to us. Whichever you go with, whether it's Instacart, Shipt, GoPuff, or anyone else, these just make sense from a timesaving perspective. With the exception of hand selecting your own produce, these have been an absolute life and time saver. There's no reason to go back to in-store grocery shopping unless you're the type to spend ten minutes in produce looking for that Holy Grail Apple.
Gosh, skipping months taking our furbabies to the groomer was torture on us all, pets included! No one bathes and trims an animal we love quite as the professionals do. Though you may be back to taking your beloved family pet to the actual groomer's location, you can still get the rest of their goods delivered straight to your door. With sites like Chewy or Amazon or just ordering direct from pet stores and manufacturers, there is no reason not to just set up cat litter delivery instead of wasting that time driving to such specific stores. You can even subscribe to toy delivery services that send you several toys per month based on breed, size, and chewing habits. It's a win/win for everyone in your family – human or otherwise!
Like so much of the world, we all became better chefs during the lockdown. So, it's no surprise that the meal kit subscription business has exploded. These services were already trending for several years before C19 but really took off in the last year, with good reason too! Kits like these force your hand on preparing a meal that's much more exciting than your weekly spaghetti and salad dinner. They're even tailored to virtually every dietary restriction or lifestyle, making them an excellent fit for even the pickiest or most sensitive palettes. Meal Kit subscriptions also make thoughtful gifts for those in your life who need a little nudging in the culinary department. Consider subscribing to one and giving it a try. If you know deep down this level of cooking is more than you're looking for, you can even subscribe to things as simple as a pre-made smoothie or salad kits; these keep you stress-free and healthy, and who doesn't just love that?
Some people loved shopping pre-pandemic, and some hated it; Now, some that loved it just can't get back into the swing of things. Or maybe you're the kind of person that loves fashion but can never seem to be able to nail the look you're going for. If this sounds like you, you really should look into virtual styling. Essentially, you go to the website and answer a few simple questions about what you're lifestyle looks like, what you're hoping to achieve look-wise, and your measurements (Don't worry, you're given plenty of visual aid in the process of making it streamlined and painless). You leave the rest up to the team of stylists working for the website. They'll curate a box full of looks for you and ship them directly. You get to decide what you love and don't love and send back anything that isn't going to work for you; you only pay for what you do love. You literally cannot go wrong or look bad doing so! These are a timesaver and a lifesaver for many, so they're worth a shot.
The point of all these time-saving delights is to give you back your free time. We never stopped working during the pandemic, but we sure did learn the value of time spent with loved ones and being able to enjoy the lives we're living. So, free up more time to do just that by trying out a few of these subscriptions. Now, go live your life!