I don’t know about you, but the ridiculously high stress levels of the past couple of years have made one thing clear to me going forward. I don’t want to deal with unnecessary difficulties where I can avoid them. If my mind and body are going to have to handle the weight of a global pandemic, then you better believe I’m not going to let some stupid annoyance like running out of toilet paper further mess up my cognitive load. No, sir. A subscription service can handle that.
One way to help streamline your everyday life is to sign up to a bunch of set-and-forget subscriptions that’ll have your boring ol’ life admin running like clockwork. If you too are looking to de-stress in 2021, here is a list of options to consider.
Our list of the best time-saving subscription services
Health and hygiene:
This is a very popular area. There are oodles (wow, haven’t used that word like, ever before) of options in this space, so know there are loads more where these came from.
It’s worth noting that when buying products from Amazon (like body wash, hand soap and so on) you can select a subscription option for the product. You can choose the frequency of the deliveries, and sweet bonus: it’ll get you a discounted price.
Period products regularly delivered to you? Tell me more. Design your perfect period pack, place your order and have it shipped free on the reg. You can claim a free box, plus a free pack of SpotNix, by using ALIDADDO at checkout.
Knowing exactly what vitamins to take can be a tricky task. This clever company allows you to take a quiz to find out which vitamins are right for your body. Once you’ve done that, you’ll then have the vitamins delivered to your door monthly. It couldn’t be easier.
These cute, eco-friendly toothbrushes are delivered as a timely reminder that your old brush is past its prime. Because admit it, you’d forget otherwise. You can choose to have your deliveries sent quarterly or every two months, and memberships can be tailored to the number of people living in your home.
Prices start at $35 per year for one adult.
Kin offers a fully virtual contraceptive prescription experience, which is pretty incredible if you’re a time-poor modern individual. You’ll be paired up with a GP for an online consultation, and they’ll talk you through contraceptive options like the pill before setting you up with a prescription. You’ll then have your prescription delivered to you (usually it’s quarterly).
I personally use this (not for review or part of an affiliate partnership) and find it very convenient. However, it’s with checking in with your personal GP about any new medications and what’s right for you.
This company is connected to Kin fertility (they exist under the same parent business, Eucalyptus) but focuses on men’s health. Here, you can sign up for subscriptions to treatments for sexual health and hair loss treatment options.
These involve an assessment with an Aussie doctor and are discreetly shipped to your home. Again, please be sure to chat with your personal GP whenever it comes to new medications.
Okay, this is another Eucalyptus health brand. I know it’s a lot, but they offer some really cool services. This is a skincare subscription where you get a skin consultation online with a dermatologist, then can have your skincare shipped to you regularly from that point. Same as above, just chat with your doctor first if you have any reservations.
Never worry about empty shelves at the supermarket again. Who Gives A Crap is a subscription service for TP that happens to be plastic-free. The company also donates 50 per cent of their profits towards building toilets in communities that need them.
These guys also deal in eco-friendly TP, but also stock paper towels; compostable dog poop bags; bin liners and tissues. They’ll also plant one tree for every box of product sold. Pretty sweet, no?
When was the last time you updated your razor? These guys will quiz you on your shaving needs (on all parts of the body – so it’s not gender-specific) and from there will give you a recommendation on razor and product combos for your bod. Delivery dates are flexible and you can cancel whenever. More here.
Get condoms and other sex-related bits (like lube) discreetly delivered to your casa so you never need to do a late-night run to 7/11 again. These guys also come with biodegradable bags for disposals, and they donate $1 from every pack sold online.
This list could go on forever, but here are a few useful subscriptions that’ll help around the house.
These guys deliver eco-friendly cleaning products to your door. The cleaning products are housed in bottles made of plastic waste taken from the ocean, and with your order, you’ll receive a refill bottle made from recycled materials. Once you’ve poured the contents of your refill bottle into the main container, return the empty refill bottle to Zero Co who will top it up for next time (and the time after that, and the time after that).
Okay not technically a set-and-forget subscription, but these guys will also send eco-friendly cleaning products to your door, as well as refill packs for when you’re running low.
There are loads of these available, so here’s a few to get you started.
You can sign up for 1, 2 or 3 capsules per day monthly subscriptions, each of which will offer you your 4th month free (at the time of publishing) when you sign up.
The tiers are priced at $25, $50 and $75 per month.
Choose your coffee type, size and grind, then you can either buy your brew once-off or sign up for a subscription at a discounted price. This can be as often as weekly deliveries or as spread out as once a month.
Australian subscription service Whisky Loot gives members access to some of the best whiskies in the world for a reasonable monthly price.
For $49 per month, subscribers get three 60ml bottles of premium whisk(e)y sourced from distilleries around the world. The first box comes with a tasting journal to help you keep track of and understand what you like or don’t like. Members also get exclusive pricings on full bottles, which is perfect for those who are keen to dive into more of something they really like.
These guys offer two clubs: the MOFO club ($179 per pack) and the Black Market club ($139 per pack). You can choose how often you’d like the wine to be delivered, and have the boxes tailored to your tastes.
And there you have it. Our list of nifty subscriptions to help 2021 become more of a breeze for you all.
Got any other useful subscriptions we should know about? Let us know in the comments section.
This article has been updated since its original publish date.