The only finger you have to lift is to download these handy apps from the iTunes store
Sit back, relax and let someone else do your dirty work
If summertime has you feeling sloth-like, take advantage of these energy-saving apps that can tackle chores so you don’t have to.
Have someone schedule your dates for you.
You’ll probably want to leave ‘lazy’ off your dating profile, but if you need an extra push when it comes to corresponding with your recent match, free dating app Hinge is experimenting with a personal assistant of sorts named Audrey who can communicate and set up dates on your behalf for $99 a month in New York City.
Get someone to fill your tank for you.
If you’re too lazy to get gas, get Purple. Request the number of gallons and type of fuel you want and within one, three or five hours (depending on how much time you have), someone will show up and fill your gas tank. Los Angeles-native Sara Ross has been able to avoid gas stations for the last 8 months since discovering the start-up petrol pusher. “I’ve always found getting gas to be an inconvenient and unpleasant activity. When I’m home for the day now, I park my car in the driveway and select the 5-hour service window which costs a flat fee of $3.99 and when I wake up the next morning, my tank is full,” Ross tells Moneyish. Purple is currently available in Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego, but the company is working on expanding their service area.
Have someone park your car for you.
Looking for parking can be like searching for a needle in a haystack. Instead of circling the block a hundred times or parking half a mile from your destination, download Luxe and let someone else park your car for you. Tell the app where you’re going and one of their valets will show up, take your wheels and park them in a secure lot. When you’re ready to depart—request your vehicle and someone will drive your car back to you. Rates vary depending on whether you’re in San Francisco, Chicago or New York.
Air your dirty laundry.
If you’d rather spend your time catching up on new seasons of your favorite show or taking a snooze al fresco instead of sorting colors and selecting spin cycles—download Rinse and they’ll do the wash for you. Dry cleaning starting at $2.50 for men’s and women’s shirts and wash and fold costs $1.75 per pound with a 15 pound minimum; Rinse also cleans comforters, blankets and tablecloths. Schedule a rinse via text or app and these folks will pick-up your laundry bags—wash, fold, dry clean and hang dry your delicate items before dropping them back off so all you have to do is put them away. Available in San Francisco, Los Angeles and Washington D.C., their typical turnaround is 3 days but can be expedited for an additional fee.
Have someone curb your dog.
If you’re feeling fried from the week and Fido needs to stretch his legs, download Swifto and a professional dog walker will show up to take your four-legged friend on a GPS-tracked outing. The insured service sends text notifications when the walk starts and ends and sends photos of your pup along the way as well as notifications when they relieve themselves. Starting at $20 for 20 minutes, NYC-based Swifto will walk your canine for up to two hours ($61) and their college-educated walkers can also feed your dog, administer medication or visit with your animal for up to 4 hours.
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