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    Mar 28, 2020

    9 Places You Can Order Household Essentials Online

    Order food, cleaning supplies, and more without ever stepping outside.

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    Just a heads up, many stores are experiencing shipping delays so be thoughtful about when you place your orders, and only buy what you need.

    1. Thrive Market is a membership-based program that will send you organic brands at lower prices. When you become a member, you also sponsor memberships and shopping credits for people in need.


    Why it's great: Thrive has more than 6,000 organic food, home, and beauty products that will be shipped to your door at up to 50% off retail prices. You can get cooking and baking staples, pantry essentials, cleaning and baby products, pet supplies, and more on the site. When you sign up, you take a three-minute quiz about your diet and lifestyle, including if you have any food allergies or follow special diets (vegan, paleo, keto, etc.). Plus, you can feel good about your purchase because the packaging is 100% recyclable, from zero-waste warehouses, and the shipping is carbon-neutral. You also sponsor a membership and give shopping credits for low-income families, students, teachers, veterans, and first responders when you sign up.

    Just a note that they're experiencing shipping delays of 7-10 days at the moment.

    Sign up to receive a 30-day free trial. After that, it's $59.95/year.

    2. Target might have been your favorite place to shop in person, but their online store is filled with the same name-brand products you love and their own in-house lines as well.


    Why it's great: I don't think I know a single person who doesn't know and love Target. It's great all the time, but especially online right now. You can shop online for all the household essentials you need. A lot of their high-demand items are not in stock currently, but they do have a tool to check and see if things like toilet paper are available in your local store (so you don't have to drive all the way there only to be disappointed.) You can also get groceries and fresh produce delivered right to your door or for pickup outside the store in a matter of hours.

    Plus, not only does Target carry name-brand products, they also have in house lines, such as Everspring which is a line of cleaning products made with 100% natural fragrances and recycled materials.

    3. Imperfect Foods will send you a box of produce that might not be "pretty" enough for grocery stores but is still good to eat. They also have other grocery items to stock your pantry with.

    Imperfect Foods

    Why it's great: Did you know that 40% of food in the US goes uneaten? Well, Imperfect Foods is trying to change that. They deliver grocery items that help reduce this that cost up to 30% less than at the supermarket. You can choose between a regular or organic box of produce and then add other grocery items, such as quinoa, eggs, milk, etc. The box will be delivered weekly, but you can skip it any time you don't need it. And while it's not available in all 50 states right now, they do deliver to much of the east and west coast and the midwest. You can check here to see if they deliver to you. Stock may be limited and orders may take longer than normal right now, but the company is working to make sure people receive information about their orders.

    Boxes start at $16/week for a regular box and $24/week for an organic box.

    4. Instacart brings together products from a lot of different stores in your area so you can shop them all at once and have them hand-delivered to your door.


    Why it's great: Start shopping thousands of products from the local grocery, drug, or pet stores in your area online. You schedule the delivery, which can be in as little as an hour or whenever you need it. Instacart will then send out a personal shopper to pick up your items based on your preferences and get them to you. Plus, the site has exclusive coupons on hundreds of items so you can save money as you shop.

    Find out if they deliver from stores in your area here.

    5. Boxed has bulk products you don't need a membership fee to get, so you can buy more and save more on the items you're going to be using for the rest of forever.


    Why it's great: Boxed is a great place to find the items you use every single day in your home from food to beverages, to cleaning supplies, and even health and wellness products. It's similar to a wholesale retailer but doesn't have a membership fee. Right now, the site says because of demand, orders could be delayed for four or more days. They also have Boxed Express, which is a grocery delivery service. Delivery slots are limited at the moment, but if you do get a slot, they are doing contactless delivery and leaving everything at your door. Find out if Boxed Express is available in your area here.

    Shop their household essentials here.

    6. Grove Collaborative will send you natural household and personal care products filled with good-for-you ingredients at a schedule that works for you so you never run out.

    Grove Collaborative / Via

    Why it's great: Grove has a selection of non-toxic, sustainable, and cruelty-free products that you can feel good about filling your home with. This includes brands you may already know, such as Burt's Bees and Method, but they also have a line of their own products including sponges, soap, lip balm, and other household cleaning products and essentials. Before a refill order ships, they send a reminder so you're able to make changes based on what you actually need. Plus, when you sign up, you can get a free Mrs. Meyer's Cleaning set with your first order. Right now, the website says shipping times are longer than average at six to eight days, versus their usual 48 hours.

    Sign up here to get started. There's also a VIP program, where you get a 60-day free trial and then it's $19.99 for unlimited free shipping and returns, gifts and early access to new products.

    7. CVS is a standard drug store you may frequent quite a bit, but you don't have to go to the store to get everything on your list, including your prescriptions.

    CVS / Via

    Why it's great: Your go-to drug store is just as good online. Not only do they have household essentials, but they also ship beauty products, vitamins, personal care items, and more. When you spend $35 or more, you get free shipping. Plus, right now CVS is offering free prescription delivery and before you finish your order, you can add any other items you might need. The store has also suspended all returns (as of 3/25) due to items being potentially contaminated, so all sales are final. Just keep in mind that deliveries may be delayed.

    See all the household and grocery items here or check out everything for sale here.

    8. Blue Apron Market might be typically known for its meal subscription kits, but the site also has a market section now with kitchen products, pantry essentials, and wine.

    Blue Apron

    Why it's great: If you've stocked up on your food but realized that your pantry and kitchen isn't up to standards because you haven't used it in, say, maybe years, Blue Apron is a great option. They have a selection of pantry essentials, such as olive oil, spices, salt, coffee, and then wine and kitchen tools, including pans, knives, and more. There's also a cheese entertaining set (which doesn't have to be used with a group, you can have a party for 1 or 2!)

    Check out everything in the market shop here.

    P.S. If you're looking to make cooking a bit easier right now, check out our roundup of 12 Meal Subscription Services You May Want To Try.

    9. Public Goods offers eco-friendly essentials in minimalist packaging for a cleaner and simpler home.

    Public Goods

    Why it's great: Their mission is to bring people healthy and sustainable products at a reasonable price. The membership program allows them to have a smaller markup on items. They also plant a tree for every new member that signs up. They have a selection of grocery and household items, including tree-free toilet paper. All the items have a minimalist look and are vegan-friendly, organic, vegetarian, gluten and tree-free, as well as zero waste. Members also get free shipping on orders $45+.

    Sign up for a 14-day free trial, and after that, a membership costs $59/year.

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