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Default Making things easier part 3

We have discussed this before. See here for part 2 which also contains a link to part 1
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My cleaning robots continue to do their job.

I just started getting grocery delivery and if it is in your area recommend it. Some places also have pickup service which would be better than nothing.

I also tried an online big boxstore ( boxed). The choices were limited but things arrived swiftly and well packaged.

I have been doing amazon and walmart deliveries for a long time as well as an online pet supply place that does not charge extra to ship litter and has free fast shipping above a certain dollar amount. I get both food and litter there.

Before internet and online this must have been so much harder!
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I'm still doing grocery shopping but I do order a lot online. I highly recommend Organic Prairie (if you want good quality, organic chicken, turkey, and beef.) I also buy from Vital Choice. They ship wild Alaska salmon and scallops and are yummy. I use Amazon for most of my supplements and paper products as well as refrigerator filters and other supplies.

Publix, Florida's #1 grocery store delivers. I've been reluctant to start because they use a third party and I save 6% by using my American Express for grocery stores. Plus I can check expiration dates for meal planning.

We now have a local delivery service that will be starting up in my area for any restaurant offering takeout.

I can still drive to doctors appointments but I have friends willing to drive me, when needed.

I bought a Instant Pot that helps do veggies. I couldn't cut through a squash and this thing cooks an acorn squash to perfection in 9 minutes.

I get my pet supplies from Chewy and they send some good coupons. Ace is only 7 pounds and is trained to use a pee pad so no need to find a dog walker. Amazon has pee pads for half the price of local pet stores.

All my payments are automated and my income direct deposited.

The Ring doorbell/camera is working nicely. Someone rang my bell and I answered it from across town in iPhone.

I am finally able to wear my running sneakers again after my sprained ankle healed. It's still sore and I lost some ROM but the sneakers make my foot pain lessen.

I didn't bite the bullet for the floor cleaners. On the plus side, my floors are brown tile and don't show dirt. Otherwise, it would drive me crazy. I don't have carpeting so I know it gets very clean when it is swept and mopped. I have the cleaning people come in about once or twice a month. I can still manage to clean toilets, sinks and other light work.
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Thanks Kim. Chewy is my pet supply place too

I was reluctant to start the grocery thing but my car is out of order just now so it seemed like a good time to experiment.

It saved a ton of energy. Once my car is back I might do a combo of mostly delivery but pick up a few things. It was really great just having to put things away from where they were left on my kichen island.

I have carpet and light colored flooring in the other places. Also long haired cat. My floors need frquent attention to be half way ok. If I had your situation I would probably use your solution Kim.

I have looked at instant pot Good to hear your review. Do you use it for anything other than veggies?

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I'm a rookie but my cousin cooks veggies and salmon at the same time and said it all comes out moist and yummy. The first time I tried it I left the room because I was afraid it might explode. I got mine at Christmas at a very deep discount, 40% off.
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