Day to day tasks are necessary but often time-consuming. Bills need to be paid. Groceries need to be bought. The list goes on and on. The more you’re able to automate these types of tasks, the more of your time you’re able to dedicate to tackle the things you can’t automate. You can spend that time pursuing a dream or getting in more quality family time. At the end of the day, no one is going to wish they spent more time trying to figure out which aisle the french onions were in. Here are 5 easy ways to automate your life.
This is by far one of my favorite apps I’ve used. I’ve talked about it here before. It constantly analyzes the linked account for your spending and deposit behavior. Their algorithm determines how much you can save without it having a noticeable impact and withdraws the money into a savings account for you. You can set up rules for the app to follow as well. There are tons of great features. The best part is you’re saving day to day without realizing it. I love checking the app occasionally and being pleasantly surprised by how much is in there.
Everyone always has the same essentials they add to their list when they go to the store. These are the things we run our households off of. Whether we get them every few weeks or month, we find these things in our carts. Amazon offers a service that lets you subscribe to your regular purchases. You get to choose how often you receive them and receive a discount between 15% to 20%. There’s no obligation with the subscriptions and you can cancel or adjust it at any time. Before each shipment, Amazon sends you an alert just in case any changes need to be made.
At its core this a reminder app for birthdays, anniversaries and other important days. One of my goals this year is to remember people’s birthdays. I’ve forgotten the birthdays of some of the most important people in my life. Who do I think I am? Beyoncé? I am so busy that I can’t remember people’s birthday or to send a card. It’s amazing what a small gesture can do for those we love. It does take time to manually enter birthdays but you can sync it with your Facebook or existing calendars to cut down on the work. You’re also able to customize it and start setting reminders to send gifts a few weeks prior and or send a message the day of! I also love that it shows the zodiac sign as well! It keeps all of the information in one place and serves as the perfect personal assistant.
While these are different services, they serve a somewhat similar purpose. Instacart allows you to shop for groceries from anywhere. You simply open the app or go to their site and fill up your cart with items from your favorite local stores. You can then schedule a delivery time a few days in advance or soonest available. Some areas even include options like Costco, Whole Foods, and Petco. Hello Fresh, on the other hand, delivers delicious easy to cook meal kits. It takes the guesswork out of planning dinners and shopping for ingredients. They arrive right at your door with instructions. The meals are always interesting without being difficult. There are different plan options based on diet and family size.
If you have been following along with us over the last few years, you know how much I have loved working with Stitch Fix. I began my StitchFix journey back in 2017 as I was looking for a way to complement my wardrobe without having to shop myself. Stitch Fix is a personal styling service that’s designed entirely around you and your schedule. You’re able to adjust how often my stylist sends you a box and update your preferences as you go along. They offer services for women, men, and kids. Getting shopping done for the whole family without a single trip to the store or endless browsing online really saves quite a bit of time.
What are some of the ways you automate your life?