Have you ever thought living your life is a full-time job in and of itself?
Think about it for a minute: Not only do you work over 40 hours per week, but you also have to clean the house, do your laundry, grocery shop, take care of buying all your regular supplies, plus then cook, clean the dishes, and try to get some sleep. No wonder more adults are running regularly on sleep deprivation.
The good news is that times have changed, and you no longer have to do it all on your own. Instead, there is a new breed of mail-order services that are quickly gaining popularity and making life easier for all users: the subscription order.
With so many options out there, how do you know which ones are going to fit your needs? The folks at SubscriptionAddiction.com have compiled a great list, including reviews, of some companies you may want to consider.
To help you narrow it down, here are 10 subscription categories you may want to look into and a few of the companies who offer subscription services for them:
One of the biggest consumers of personal time is preparing for and cooking meals.
You have to plan what meals you are going to have, shop for ingredients, put groceries away and then, pull the food out and prepare it.
Meal subscriptions help to cut the workout. Meals are planned for you based your preferences, and you choose the number of meals you want to have provided for you.
Snack Food Subscriptions
Everyone likes a snack here and again. One of the challenges with snacks is having a good variety of choices that is also healthy.
This is where snack subscriptions can come in handy. Snacks from providers like NatureBox, Graze and Taste Trunk range from nuts and dried fruit to sweet treats and everything in between. You are sure to find something for everyone with these options.
Personal Hygiene Subscriptions
Few people enjoy going to the store and standing in long lines to buy razors, toothbrushes or feminine hygiene products.
Beauty Product Subscriptions
Forget going to the store to search for beauty products that are going to be good for your skin and in colors that complement you.
Many large retailers, including Walmart and brands like Allure are joining the subscription-service club to better serve their clients. And don't forget about the smaller players like Ipsy and Birchbox, too.
Keeping in shape does not have to be a challenge, nor do you have to invest a boatload of money into different fitness products to find what will work for you.
Fitness subscriptions provide you with various fitness products — weight loss supplements, vitamin and energy supplements and fitness gear. These are a must have for every passionate athlete: BuluBox, RunnerBox and Yogi Surprise.
Forget trying to keep up with the latest fashion trends. With clothing subscriptions like Five Four Club, Trunk Club, Manpacks and Fabkids, you and your entire family will be have incredible clothes, in the latest styles, that meet your tastes.
Who really wants to go to the store just to pick up more dishwasher detergent, laundry soap or window cleaner? Companies like Honest and Amazon have made these mundane errands super easy.
The Amazon "Dash Button" is a new concept for subscriptions, where it won't automatically ship, but if you are running low on a product you need, you hit the button and it initiates a new shipment.
Home Maintenance Subscriptions
It can be difficult to do normal home maintenance when you do not have the supplies readily available.
Why should the kids be left out of the subscription fun?
There are subscription services to help keep the kids occupied and happy as well. Try Little Passports, Tinker Crate and Koala Crate to make life with the kids a little more fun and a whole lot easier.
Caring for your pets just got so much more convenient. While these subscription services may not let your dog out in the morning, services like Bark Box, KitNipBox and Surprise My Pet can add a little spice to your pet's life.
Make your life a little bit easier today. Try out some of the subscription services and see how much time you free up for activities you actually enjoy.