Friday, September 11, 2009

Automate Your Life With

I am all about saving time and money when possible. Whether it be clipping coupons, shopping around for deals or waiting until an item goes on sale, I'm currently doing it. If you're like me, you love the fact that your efforts save money, but hate the fact that it takes up more of your valuable time.

Well what if I told you that you could stop doing all of that, but still get the same result? I subscribe to the RSS feed for
Ramit Sethi's "I Will Teach Your How to Be Rich" blog (he also has an amazingly useful book that quickly rose to the top of the New York Times Best Seller list) and Ramit is a huge advocate of 'automating' your life. I recently received an email from him that talked about a new online tool called lets you set up automatic subscriptions and shipments for typical household items, such as toilet paper, shampoo, paper towls, toothpaste and more. Pretty much anything that you'd normally get at your local Target/drugstore/grocery store. Basically, search for your favorite shampoo, add it to your "shelf" and then set up how often you want it delivered to your house! I find this pretty exciting. You'll never have to think about it again or deal with your significant other "forgetting" to tell you that you're out of toliet paper. Plus, offes free shipping and the same coupons that you would clip out of the Sunday paper.

As Ramit outlined, here are the basic benefits of using

  • Automatic: You don't have to think about buying household stuff ever again. You pick the products (search by room) and they get delivered to your house at regular intervals, which you specify.
  • Free Shipping: Never leave your house again to make basic household purchases. In the end, this saves time and the money you spend on gas.
  • Discounts: Automatic coupons mean you're getting the best prices, so you don't need to shop around.
Now it does take a bit of time to get everything set up, but once you do, you never have to think about it again. The thing I'm most excited about is all the money I'm going to save by not going to Target anymore. I swear everytime I step foot in there, I come out with five things I didn't go there for in the first place.

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