Try Life on Auto-Pilot: These Companies Offer Automated Deliveries of the Things You Forget to Replace

Try Life on Auto-Pilot: These Companies Offer Automated Deliveries of the Things You Forget to Replace

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Brittney Morgan
Jan 26, 2017
Bathroom essentials from the Morgans subscription box.
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Your life is busy, and sometimes that means things slip through the cracks—like when was the last time you bought a new toothbrush or replaced your dish sponge? Running out to the store may not seem like much of a chore, but it takes up valuable time that you could spend doing other things. And that's a problem several companies have tried to solve—by automating deliveries of all your necessities. Think of them like your favorite fun subscription box, but for all the things you really need.

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Quip

Most dentists recommend that you replace your toothbrush every 3 months, or once the bristles start showing signs of wear. Quip makes it easy on you—the first month, you get a starter set with an electric toothbrush and other dental health essentials, then you get refills delivered to your door every 3 months—right on schedule.

Cost: $40 or $45 for the initial package, depending on your plan—then $5 or $10 for refills after that
Sign Up: Quip

Sponge Club

According to Sponge Club, health experts say you should replace your kitchen sponge every 1 to 2 weeks, so if you're not doing so, you could be spreading germs and bacteria. For just a few dollars, Sponge Club will send you 4 new sponges to use each month.

Cost: $4.44 per month
Sign Up: Sponge Club

MeUndies

If going shopping for new underwear is a thing you dread, MeUndies has you covered. The subscription services sends you a new pair of underwear every month in your preferred style—from thongs to boxer briefs—so you'll slowly build up your collection.

Cost: Varies by style, but ranges from about $14-20 per month
Sign Up: MeUndies

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Le Parcel

For people who menstruate, there's nothing worse than running out of tampons when you need them most. Le Parcel makes sure you have the brands you love delivered to your door every month, and each package comes with a bonus chocolate treat.

Cost: $12 per month
Sign Up: Le Parcel

Dollar Shave Club

If you're not familiar with Dollar Shave Club, it's exactly what it sounds like—during your first subscription month, the company will send you a razor (complete with a handle) for $1. After that, you'll get the blades you need each month, so you can shave without ever going to the store.

Cost: Varies based on your order, but ranges from $1 (plus $2 shipping and handling) to $9
Sign Up: Dollar Shave Club

Toilet Paper Society

Toilet paper is one of those things that no matter how much you really need it, you always forget to get more—either that, or you have a stockpile so big you'll never run out. If you're more like the former, Toilet Paper Society will deliver your bath tissue for you, so you're never stuck with an empty cardboard tube.

Cost: Varies based on brand and the number of rolls in your order, but ranges from $1.99 to $10.99 per month
Sign Up: Toilet Paper Society

Morgans

For the rest of your bathroom essentials, Morgans has you covered—especially if buying vegan products (with no animal testing) is important to you. Morgans has been around for a while but is currently in private beta testing mode, as the new plan is to make products like shampoo, conditioner, moisturizer, body wash, shaving cream and more available at cost with no markup, so you can save your pennies.

Amazon

And of course, you've got options with Amazon. With Subscribe & Save, you can subscribe to regular deliveries of your favorite products in everything from beauty to pet care. You choose your own delivery frequency based on your individual usage, and Amazon will automatically fulfill the items you need (and you can pause deliveries at any time, if you're not running low). Or, if you'd like to make things a little high tech, you can look into an Amazon Dash button.

Cost: Varies depending on the products you order, but you get extra savings
Sign Up: Amazon

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