As I advance at the workplace, I find that my free time to discover new things is constantly dwindling. My to do list is mile high and no matter how I may try to mark items off after work and the gym, I consistently find myself wanting to climb in bed at 8:30 pm. I don’t think that I am the only young American slaving away at work in hopes of a high regard from seniority or a promotion. Heck, its not just young Americans slaving at the work place, it is aging Americans as well.
In our slave to the workplace culture, I am glad that subscription boxes and membership clubs have created an ‘ease’ of shopping online. Many of the original subscription boxes ask you to fill out a ‘profile’ so they can essentially make choices that you would make, in absence of consultation with you, making your life that much easier. Birchbox was the first box subscription I knew of that became extremely popular, offering up samples of new makeup products to junkies for a low price of $10/month. Barkbox has also come extremely popular as of late, catering to the dog lovers of America for $19/month.
I have not subscribed to any of these services yet, but here are a few I discovered recently that speak to my interests and that I would find extremely helpful.
First up, True and Co. A bra and panty specialist that lets you try on items at home for free before you buy. They spout that you don’t need to be measured, just fill out their survey and they will know which bras will fit you best. I am in desperate need of some new bras so I can’t wait to try this one out.
Oyster offers up unlimited access to over 100,000 titles of books for $10/month. Your subscription fee gives you access to digital copies of their books via iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch so you can tear through the pages and not have the covers collecting dust when you are done.
I am trying to be better about cooking at night. It is just so easy to heat up some soup, have some cereal, or eat a salad once I get done with my gym routine. I truly do love to cook so Hatchery looks to be like an amazing box to receive in the mail each month. They offer up new flavors in the forms of spices, topinades, and sauces, all sourced locally from artisanal farmers. For $20/month, they travel the country for you sourcing the goods to make your dishes go the extra mile.
Have you tried any of these boxes? Have any been a success? Please do share!