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Why Tech Now Means You Do Not Need To Leave Home

11/11/2016 14:44

OK so I am exaggerating just a little with the title but we are not far off!

As a tech entrepreneur, I look at some of my fellow tech startups and think that's genius. It started with the likes of Uber, Deliveroo and Just Eat finding success catering to how savvy we are with our use of technology and our time. Then followed a number of apps to have almost all of our needs delivered right to our door. Take a look at the things that can now be accomplished from the comfort of your own home...

Cleanliness
Handy- London's fast and easy home cleaning service. I found it had easy online booking but do keep in mind it's reoccurring automatically. Super convenient and great service but perhaps over rigid- by that I mean your choices have to fit into very definite boxes. Like the addition of one bedroom window I wanted cleaning the only option was to charge for the whole house. Overall good service and you can't help but love the convenience of rattling through the to do list via an app.
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Meals from scratch
Hello Fresh- now I'm by no means a chef but even I can do this and I loved the experience. Once a week you get all the ingredients delivered to your door. Everything you need to make fancy dinners from scratch. Step by step guides too. Childs play and forced me out of my boring food routine. I genuinely feel I've learnt things I can take forward and (as you know if you follow me on snap chat lauren_riley22 or Insta @misslaurenriley) They are all pretty healthy and I've discovered some rather interesting vegetables too.  I highly recommend giving them a try.

Alcohol
Bevy- an app that's designed to supply alcohol and various other associated products to keep the party going- think nibbles etc via an app. Swift and friendly delivery under an hour in fact and good communication in the meantime. I ordered only Gin and chewing gum and only wish this existed when I was a bit less business and a bit more of a party. Please drink responsibly!

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Fitness
TruBe- personal trainers to your door. Exactly what you are imagining. The UX (user experience) is very intuitive and I love the idea of those people who aren't confident enough to leap head fist into the gym having this option. Gyms can sometimes be daunting places. I like it because I am so busy, this can fit around my lifestyle easily. It is important to keep fit and healthy where you can.

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Beauty
Spa by car- another one doing exactly what it says on the tin. Spas are always a favourite of mine and I the fact I was sat on my own sofa watching tv while having my nails done was a big bonus. It surprised me how much better the experience was minus the trip to the salon. I also had a massage, a must for a those leading a busy lifestyle.

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Photo credit Nutriseed.

Weight loss
Nutriseed- juice diet delivered straight to my door (as you can probably see the particular door was my office on this occasion). All nutritional work and portion control done for you. All you have to do is keep it refrigerated and drink five times per day. It's not going to be suitable for everyone and I don't encourage dramatic weight loss methods but pre-holiday I wanted to give my body a detox from all the naughty stuff I put in it living life a million miles an hour. For me the best benefit was how amazing an apple tastes afterward, totally resetting your taste buds.

This was such a fascinating experiment, more info on the apps I used appears here http://www.handy.com/ http://www.hellofresh.co.uk http://www.bevy.co/London http://trubeapp.com
http://www.spabycar.com https://www.nutriseed.co.uk/ Why not try your own version of my experiment with the things you do each week or month anyway. I bet you will be blown away with the things on offer in 2016. As always I would be happy to hear about how you go on via twitter or in reply to this post.

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