Just Get It Delivered!
Delivery isn’t just for mail and Chinese food anymore! Living closer to the city center or in a densely populated area puts you in range of on-demand delivery services that make urban living more convenient than ever before.
Instacart, Peapod, Shipt, Amazon, Wal-Mart and more all offer same day delivery from local grocery stores direct to you. Some require a subscription while others accept one and done or occasional ordering. Fresh produce, meats, toiletries – even pet supplies and alcohol can now be delivered in an hour or two or scheduled for a later time and day. If you like being able to hand-pick your fresh items, you can offer instructions on any item for your shopper. If something is out of stock, you can select a replacement or choose not to receive it. Depending on where you live, smaller companies are also quickly gaining popularity that offer locally-grown, sustainably-sourced or other specialty products.
Dry Cleaning + Laundry
Dry cleaning and other extra-care items such as oversized sheets and comforters that your washing machine just cannot handle can be picked up and delivered freshly cleaned. Some apartments offer this service as an amenity but for those that don’t, basic wash-and-fold services ensure that you’re not spending your day waiting around the laundromat. Laundry services can be scheduled or on-demand. And, since you’re no longer tied down to your closest location, you can now choose the company you feel best cares for your items or offers environmentally-friendly options.
All of the major oil change companies now offer mobile oil changes that will come to you – at home or wherever you need it. Oil is typically vacuumed into a truck after your vehicle is driven over a collapsible tray that protects the ground. Most offer a fluid level and tire pressure check and can even provide wiper blade replacement. Need your car looking its best, but don’t have time to take it to the car wash? Mobile automobile detailing is also available wherever you are – from a basic wash to a deep clean. You can even schedule gas delivery to shave even more minutes off of your commute.
Many of these services can be ordered or scheduled with an app that will save your favorite selections and be ready for you the next time you need them – welcome to a whole new world of “running” errands!