I just called to have someone pick up my laundry, so I thought I would write a post that addresses all of the convenient services provided here in the city. Seriously, there is no reason to leave your apartment some days. Here are a few of the conveniences that I indulge in on a regular basis:
- Groceries: We have an online grocery store called Fresh Direct. I go online and choose what I want and then I schedule a delivery time. All of the produce is local and if it doesn’t look right, then they remove it from your order. All of my neighborhood stores also deliver, but the nice thing about Fresh Direct is I never have to walk into a grocery store.
- Laundry: I haven’t done my own laundry in 2 years. I live in an old brownstone building, so there is no laundry room. Instead of lugging all of my clothes to the laundermat, I just call my local dry cleaner and they pick it up. They use my soap and separate the colors. Then its delivered back to me washed and folded. (If only I had someone that would put it away for me too – just kidding.)
- Food Delivery: In NYC, you can pretty much get any kind of food at any time of day. There is a website called Seamless Web, which tells you all of the restaurants that deliver in each neighborhood. You simply place your order online and then its brought to you. See, seamless…
- Taxis: There is a new taxi service in NYC called Uber. It is seriously one of the best services ever. Whenever you need a car, you just open the app on your phone, set your location and it tells you have far away a car is. The best part is they are not dirty yellow cabs, they are super nice black sedans and SUVs. Nothing like rolling to dinner in an Escalade.
For those of you that are thinking, wow she sure is lazy, just know if all of this was available to you, you definitely would indulge. Life moves so fast here that its nice to have the extra help and convenience.