It's really interesting to me how shopping has changed over the past 5 years. From quick errand trips for toilet paper or face wash, to shopping for new clothes or a Santacon costume, it's continuing to become more convenient to use the Internet to help you with anything and everything you need to do! My first experience carrying groceries occured while living in Barcelona and was something that was an annoying adjustment for me, as it is to most when you first move to a big city. I'm used to driving to the grocery store and filling up my trunk with what I need. In San Francisco, unless you have your car, you can really only get enough for one bag to carry home, so it's more of a weekly task. It doesn't make sense to go do errands as often because, now, between carting bags home and limited apartment space, I'm not typically buying in bulk. Instead, it's easier for me to buy everything and anything online as needed.
With Amazon Prime, you can go to the "virtual" store to get your paper towels, tooth paste, Ziplocs, etc. In big cities we all struggle with finding the time to do anything, and the Internet has changed to help make our lives easier. There are a variety of tools we have available to us today that can help save us hours in our day. It seems like a lot of stress of living in a metropolitan area derives from the lack of time, and my time is something that's very sacred to me. Don't get me wrong, I love a little evening stroll to Walgreens or Trader Joe's to get out of the house and do errands, but sometimes I have trouble juggling my social, work, and personal life that I can't find enough hours in the day to get my necessary errands done. Here are some apps and websites that will help save you time and help you to get your SH%T done faster.
Stitch Fix: An online personal stylist for you. You fill out a Style Profile on the website and their personal stylists will handpick a "Fix" of five clothing items and accessories unique to your taste, budget and lifestyle. It's membership based and you can simply pay for and keep what you like and return the rest.