9 Apps That Every Chicagoan Needs
You’re too busy to be doing your own laundry
You’re making blood orange jalapeno margaritas for a cocktail party and you totally spaced on the tequila. No sweat. Have it delivered in 10 minutes. And while you’re at it, why not send the laundry out and have a stylist come over to do your hair?
No, you don’t need to be a celebrity to outsource your life--you just need the right apps. Get ready for some downloading: Here, nine apps that will totally change your life.
You Need a Blowout (Like, Now): Stylisted
Forgot about that hot dinner date, eh? Not to worry. This app will send a hairstylist--or a makeup artist--to your door.
Ugh, No Clean Clothes: Dryv
We don’t mean to air our dirty laundry, but sometimes, we’re not in the mood for washing, drying, pressing or starching (whatever that is). If you can relate, treat yourself to a service that picks up--does--and drops off your laundry. Heaven is real, and it’s doing anything but your laundry.
Your Shoes Are Scuffed: Shoe Drop
That’s right. Your neighborhood cobbler might be long gone, but there is an app for shoe repairs. This service will also clean and weatherproof your kicks.
You’re Too Beat to Cook: Sprig
If you need dinner, and fast, there is an alternative to Jimmy John’s. Sprig delivers healthy eats (think Portobello-mushroom fajitas with quinoa) within minutes. It’s order-in you don’t have to feel guilty about.
You need to double down on the chill. And this app will send a massage therapist right to your door.
You’re Out of Beer: Drizly
You need a glass of wine (or, let’s be frank, a martini.) And you need it now. Drizly will have your booze of choice delivered to your doorstep within an hour.
Your Party Needs More Guacamole: Foxtrot
Foxtrot’s selection of goods range from the mundane (paper towels) to the necessary for survival (ice cream), and they’re all delivered quickly to your doorstep. Tip: the app is great for party bites, including charcuterie and cheese spreads