This is Stefania. She’s my sister from another Mother. We’ve never met face to face, but know deep down inside that 2012 is our year. Stefania also runs this company called Clever Girls Collective (with three amazingly insanely productive partners), has three gorgeous children and still has time to do her nails.
People, this woman is AMAZEBALLS. Unfortunately, this post isn’t about Stefania, only her influence on me. Which is why she is a genius.
Not to many moons ago, I was reading her blog CityMama. She reminds me to meal plan, so I save time, and the inevitable headache I get without planning said meals. And Stefania, introduced me to what I now call my life-saver site. Back in October, Stefania posted about her weekly grocery delivery. In this informative piece, I found a little secret — she’s learned how to save time by shopping online for simple household goods. Score!
Now, I’m one of the most internet savvy folk I know, however I hadn’t found a site that catered to my needs. More specifically, if I wanted to shop in bulk, I’d fight my way over to Costco. I also don’t have a lot of storage space, so the things I do buy in bulk are absolute necessities….like Clif Bars, cheese sticks, and coffee.
I might also be picky. If you know me, you’re saying “she’s definitely picky”. I just know what I like. (I also like the Oxford comma, but that’s a story for another day.) Unfortunately, the products I prefer to use are either at 10 different online retailers; or I have to traipse to 5 different stores. Quite frankly, I’d rather use that time for something more productive…like a pedicure.
Stefania mentioned relying on. Now, you can tell me you’ve used a site and liked it, but when you are telling me that you rely on it, that’s a different story. I headed over and haven’t looked back. Not only does store my shopping list, but since I only shop every other month for laundry and cleaning products, it means my shipping is free based on amount.
I’m going to estimate that since I’ve started shopping at Soap.com, I’ve said at least 10 hours of time — in 3 months. I’m not kidding. Since I have to drive 25 minutes to get to the stores that carry the products I carry, time there, not counting traffic, etc., it’s been a huge time saver. And, while I can’t bank those hours, I have used them for a few naps and 3 pedicures. That’s priceless.