Home Subscriptions That Make Your Life Better

In some ways, life is a subscription service, actually, it is in many ways. We have to eat every day and that means going to the grocery store at least once a week for a few essentials. You can’t really opt out. You can change stores, and change the frequency of shopping but you are going to keep doing it for the rest of your life.

The same is true for maintenance drugs such as blood pressure and blood glucose medicine. You also have to periodically buy new clothes. Get a haircut, and pay travel expenses. All of these things could be considered types of subscriptions.

Your home has any number of subscription services both metaphoric and literal. There are certain things that simply have to be done on a regular and timely basis. The only real question is whether you will be fulfilling those responsibilities, or hiring someone else to do them. Here are a few of those home subscription services that can enhance almost any home:

Pest Control

The best insect control companies tend to offer some type of subscriptions service. And depending on where you live, it is usually a pretty good deal. Some pests are seasonal. And every season brings different pests you have to deal with. Some are year-round nuisances.

Dealing with them requires more than just knowledge about insects. In also requires knowledge about chemicals. Beyond the knowledge, you need to be able to source those chemicals in quantities that make sense for a single user. Once you have a bunch of chemicals, you need to set aside a safe place to store them, and at the right temperature.

The other option is just to have a pest controls subscription that gets you a periodic visit from a professional as needed. They will be equipped to see what treatments are actually needed, providing the right pest control for your changing needs. It is the kind of subscription that can greatly enhance the quality of life for everyone in the household.

Lawn Services

Whether you want to do a complete home and garden makeover or just keep things looking presentable, there is a good reason for looking into a lawn care subscription. Sure, you can cut the grass about as well as the next person. But a lawn care specialist likely has more professional equipment that can do the job even better.

And lawn care is a lot more than trimming the hedges. It is also taking care to keep the grass alive and looking healthy. There may also be a gardening component in the mix. All of this is much more challenging if you have an oddly shaped yard or one that is on a steep slope. If you want your yard looking good all year, you will want some type of lawn-care subscription.

Staples

A home is full of staples that you can’t live without, at least not comfortably. Your favorite toilet paper would be just one example. There are definitely inconvenient times to discover that you are out, and no one bothered to pick any up on the last run to the store.

But such staples can be put on subscription services. Amazon has a pantry service for its members that allows you to receive certain items on a recurring basis. One of the best subscriptions you can have for your home is for the staples you can’t afford to be without.

Wifi

One day, cell coverage will be so fast and inexpensive that we will not need home wifi. But for now, wifi is a must for every home regardless of the number of people living in it.

We find services, local businesses, and answers to questions with it. We get our entertainment through it. We communicate with family and friends over it. And if you work at home, you are also relying on it for your living. Wifi is no longer an option. It’s a necessity.

No one likes the idea of setting up yet another subscription. But some subscriptions for the home can make life easier, safer, and better all around. Pest control, lawn care, staples, and wifi are just a few. Once you find a service that you like and a provider you can trust, take the next step to see if that comes in a subscription form. You’ll be glad you did.

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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Five Interesting Careers You Can Start Pursuing from Home

If working nine to five doesn’t fit with your family life, you might be thinking about starting a new career, or even establishing your own business. The good news is that there are several interesting opportunities out there that will help you get more free time and flexibility, while fulfilling your dreams. Whether you would like to spend more time with your kids or get more job satisfaction, you should consider the below careers.

  1. Personal Tutor   

If you are naturally good with kids, even other people’s, you might want to help them achieve their full potential. Whether you are a trained teacher or are seeking official qualification, you can set up your own business from home. All you need is a spare room and the willingness to learn. You can teach your native language, or a subject that you are good at. Alternatively, just offer to sit down with kids to complete their homework and support them.

    2. Yoga Instructor

 

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If you love this form of exercise, you can enroll in an online yoga instructor training and offer one-on-one classes. As soon as your confidence improves and you have enough students, you could hire a room in the neighborhood and hold regular classes, as well. This career will fit in with your family life, and knowing that you are helping other people will make you feel better about yourself, too.

      3. Personal Investigator

In case you are interested in the truth and love every spy movie, enrolling in an online criminal justice program and becoming a personal investigator can be a good career choice. You can work in your own time, and stay flexible about how much work you take on. The good news is that you can complete your course on the internet and get all your certifications and checks completed, and start working straight away.

     4. Personal Shopper

 

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Those interested in shopping and fashion can put their skills and taste in good use by becoming a personal shopper. You will need to establish yourself in the market as an expert before you can secure customers, but after that it is an uphill battle. When you become a new business owner, you have to pay attention to building your own brand.

   5. Virtual Assistant

If you have administration, customer service, and data management experience, and would rather work from home for yourself than spending eight hours in the office, you can train to be a virtual assistant. You can work whenever you feel like, and be your own boss. Find freelancing websites that offer training and advice before you choose this career. You can also offer your services directly to companies.

 

Working moms have an alternative to working 9-5. If you want to spend more time with your family and meet your childcare commitments, you can pursue a new career. Create a list of professions that interest you and find out what qualifications and registrations you need to start your venture. Make the most out of your opportunities, and seek meaningful work instead of being stuck at the office.

 

Anne

I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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Make Mother’s Day Special with Personalized Gifts from GiftsForYouNow (Review)

 

 

Mother’s Day is on May 13th this year. Are you looking for a unique gift for Mom and/or Grandma this Mother’s Day? Look no further, GiftsForYouNow.com has you covered. They offer beautiful personalized gifts for all the sweet Mom’s in your life! I was able to review a beautiful burlap personalized garden flag.

 

 

 

Burlap Garden Flag

  • Material: All-weather 100% polyester burlap garden flag
  • Size: 17.25″H x 11.5″ W
  • Choose one-sided or two-sided printing
  • Optional garden flag pole, door hanger or window hanger, sold separately.
  • Price is $24.98 plus shipping

 

This Garden flag was simple to personalize on GiftsForYouNow.com. You can up to 12 names which is awesome, especially for Grandma’s who may have that many precious grandkids! You can add any title to the flag you want, and also it can be double-sided for only $5 more. You can also view your personalized flag before purchasing so you are confident that it looks great. You can use this with a garden pole (which they sell for only $12.98 extra), door hanger or window hanger. It would look great with either of those options. I decided to send this flag to my Mom and got her a garden pole to display it. She has amazing property filled with beautiful flowers and trees, so I knew this would look amazing in her yard. The quality of this flag is heavy-duty, so I know it will hold up in rain, snow, sun etc..

Shipping is $7.99 and took about a week to come to me. You can also add a cute gift box so it will arrive as a gift to your loved one.

GiftForYouNow.com offer so many beautiful things. Check out all the Mother’s Day gifts they have to choose from. You are sure to find the perfect Mother’s Day gift!

Please visit www.giftsforyounow.com or follow at @GiftsForYouNow on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

*I received a product in exchange for my honest opinion. 

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