I’ve been self employed for almost a decade. While I have a flexible schedule and CAN run errands during the week, I chose not to. More often than not, I find myself accomplishing more by not leaving the house. Why spend time in the car, using gas, when you don't have to leave the house? Click To TweetI wanted to share some of the tricks and websites I use with you so you can maximize your time and enjoy life more! Why spend time in the car, using gas, when you don’t have to leave the house?
Please note I am not affiliated with these brands in any way. These are services I personally use.
1. USPS, Click-N-Ship. This service allows you to create shipping labels at your computer and print them out at home. All you need to know is what your package weights, where you are shipping it and if you want insurance. Print the label, stick it on the package and then schedule a pick up with your regular carrier. There is no cost for the pickup (if you do it during your regularly scheduled time slot.) and labels are the same cost online as they are at the post office. (Sometimes cheaper!). You can buy stamps online too and have them delivered to your mail box. Delivery fees are usually less than $2. Isn’t that worth it to not have to leave the house?
2. Amazon Prime. I started using Amazon Prime when I was in grad school and din’t have a minute to spare in my day. There is an annual fee for the service. However, it gives you the opportunity to have a wide variety of products delivered to your door, at no additional cost, in two days or less. I love using this for everything from books to peanut butter. I buy most household things this way. It’s easy, and it saves me time. I also don’t wander the aisles of Target buying more than I need. It’s a great way to get just what I need, right when I need it. I even order my dog food this way!
3. iHerb. This is a virtual health food store. Sometimes healthy things aren’t so easy to find, but iHerb has a great selection and good prices. They also offer free shipping with an order of just $20. Things arrive quickly (to CT) and they always seems to put a little surprise in the package. I love their service and selection.
Do you have a favorite way to get errands done without leaving the house? Tell me about it in the comments below!