7 Free Apps Every Busy Chicago Woman Needs
You’re busy and only getting busier. But next time, instead of thinking, Ain’t nobody got time for that, try, There’s an app for that. From ride-sharing to meal-prepping, we have seven apps to take care of all the things.
FASTER THAN THE BUS, CHEAPER THAN UBER: VIA
Via is the ride-sharing app designed for your work commute, but you can use it anytime. The real differentiator is the price: At $3.95 per ride ($4.95 on weekends), it’s barely two bucks more than your morning “L” ride. Save your time and your money.
GET PRETTY, FAST: BEGLAMMED
Just found out your ex is making an appearance at your mutual friend’s birthday party? Beglammed sends makeup artists and hairstylists to your door so you can get yourself the J.Lo treatment.
FOR ALL THE HEAVY LIFTING: DOLLY
Whether you found the perfect dining set on Craigslist or need someone to cart away your old carpet, Dolly can help. It sends help (and a truck if you need it) to haul your stuff and doesn’t charge the typical (aka sky-high) moving rates.
GROCERIES AND MORE IN A MINUTE: FOXTROT
Hosting a girls’ night at 6 p.m. but forgot about it until 5:59 p.m.? Foxtrot hooks you up with a curated selection of delivery food, drinks and, yes, even flowers and scented candles (in case it’s been awhile since you prettied up the place).
THE QUICKIE WORKOUT THAT WORKS: 7 MINUTE WORKOUT
Before you think this is just a gimmick, know it’s New York Times-approved. Yep, the science-backed regimen incorporates quick bursts of cardio and strength training.
BULK GOODS AT YOUR DOORSTEP: BOXED
We never forget a fresh box of cookies at the grocery store, but ask us about the toilet paper supply and...oops. Boxed quickly bulk-ships you all your life’s necessities, whether that’s toilet paper or Oreos.
TO SLOW DOWN (IN A HURRY?): HEADSPACE
Feeling more “human doing” than “human being"? Sometimes taking a break is just necessary. Do it with this top guided meditation app, and if you grow to love it, sign up for a membership, which unlocks even more meditations.