The internet has changed pretty much everything about modern life. Instant communication, information and news from around the world as it happens, cat videos and gifs; it's all a click away. It has also made the acquisition of goods and services pretty simple. Need something? All you need is your computer which, of course, is music to a lazy mom's ears. Delivery services are so ubiquitous that there are things every lazy mom has delivered straight to her doorstep (and if she doesn't, she totally should.)
When I first realized I could order things and they would be delivered two days later (sometimes sooner) with no shipping charge, my life changed. In fact, not only did it change, it improved. Exponentially. I hate shopping so, now, I get everything delivered. Diapers? Duh. Laundry detergent? Yep, and I'm even going to get one of those buttons because I'm too lazy to log in and order it outright. If I can buy it online, I do. I save money, I save time, I save stress (all things a mom has a limited supply of) so it's, honestly, a no-brainer.
Subscription services, of course, are one step better. I don't even have to think about ordering whatever it is I may or may not need; it just shows up. Sure, I may end up with six air filters because I forget to change them, but at least I have them, right? Since I know I'm not the only "lazy mom" out there, here is a list of things you can have delivered so you can get your lazy on without actually, you know, doing much of anything at all. You're welcome.
We'll start with the most obvious. No lazy mom could make it without that go-to restaurant that always delivers on time, delicious, and hot food. From old standbys like Chinese and pizza, to new text services that will pick up food from your favorite restaurants and bring it to you, food delivery is a staple of lazy mom existence.
Did you know that you can have custom tampon delivery, every single month? Like designer tampons. They're even in a discreet and tasteful box, so you can leave them on the bathroom counter if you want. This is the future, my friends.
(Bonus, one tampon delivery service donates one box to women in need for every box they sell.)
From regular old pine smelling cleaners to eco-friendly subscription boxes, you can find exactly what you want to keep your house clean and smelling good.
Whether you use cloth or disposables, there's a service for you. In most major metropolitan areas, you can have cloth diapers delivered then picked up and laundered and returned.
If you use disposables, there's definitely a subscription service for you, too. Whether it's through everyone's favorite big box store, or more boutique diaper retailer, you won't have to lug those huge boxes through a checkout line ever again. #Winning
This actually used to be a thing when my parents were kids. People would call their neighborhood market, order their groceries, and a nice young man would bring them over and even unload the bags for you. Luckily, there has been a grocery delivery resurgence, to the cheers of lazy moms everywhere.
Order online, have your ridiculously heavy groceries delivered to your door. That's the dream.
Whether you order your undies in packs of six from Amazon, or prefer a more couture style, you can have them delivered, you guys. Monthly underwear subscriptions are definitely a thing.
If you love to cook, but hate to shop or menu plan, this one is for you. You can have ingredients and instructions for full meals delivered right to your door. You don't even have to leave the house. Hell, you don't even have to scour the internet looking for a recipe that doesn't use milk or butter or whatever it is you're out of because you didn't go to the store yet. Because you're lazy (read: smart).
Whether you're lazy or just busy or just hate shopping, this one is a life-saver. You enter your sizes, your styles, and your delivery preferences, and people choose clothes for you. You don't even have to think about it. It just shows up. (There are even services for workout clothes, so you can mix up your yoga pants a little, because duh.)
Yes. Yes, yes, a million times yes. Someone will come to your house, pick up your laundry, take it away, wash it, dry it, fold it, and bring it back to you. It could only be better if they actually put it away for you, so you aren't left with three baskets of clean clothes just sitting around for a week getting wrinkled. (If you know, do that kind of thing. I clearly don't, of course.)
Cars (OK, Maybe Not Every Lazy Mom)
That's right. Cars. You can now buy a car online and have it delivered to your home. No more dealership. No more haggling. No more any of that awful crap. It's like my lazy mom prayers are being answered, because the only thing that can be worse than dealing with a car salesman, is dealing with a car salesman when you have a kid to take after, too.