10 Services and Apps for Travel Therapists
As a traveling therapist, we know how busy you are and understand your hectic lifestyle. Constantly being on the go, and night shifts can make accomplishing everyday errands difficult. Here are our top 10 favorite apps and services for getting everything done with enough time for adventure.
Hello Alfred: Hello Alfred is an all-in-one service that covers everything from grocery delivery, dry-cleaning, and prescription pick-up to home cleaning and online shopping returns. You name it, they do it. Choose a subscription that best fits your lifestyle, and allow their helpful team handle the rest. Currently, Hello Alfred is available in five major cities: New York Brooklyn, Boston, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.
TaskRabbit:If you’ve opted for an apartment or AirBnb, TaskRabbit can be handy for household chores and tasks. “Book a top-rated handyman. From furniture assembly to TV mounting, we’ll take care of your home maintenance need,” the website hawks. The service works in the three steps. First, describe the task, then TaskRabbit matches you with a “Tasker,” and the last step is the joy that comes from your completed task.
Earth Class Mail: Receiving important mail can be a challenge especially if you don’t have anyone back home to monitor your mail for you. There are services that will actually scan your mail and digitize it for you. You can choose to have actual pieces of mail forwarded to you as well! We recommend Earth Class Mail for searchable PDF system this company uses.
Magic: Similar to TaskRabbit and Hello Alfred, Magic is a special phone number you text to get anything you want, hassle free, 24/7. The app is free to download. Magic uses a combination of clever human assistants and software to message with you and fulfill requests.
Amazon Prime Pantry: Too tired for Target after a night shift? Amazon Prime Pantry allows you to buy the things you need without ever leaving your apartment. Save on low-priced everyday essentials, like snacks for those quick breaks at the hospital, groceries for when you return home from your assignment, household items, beauty products, and more. It’s all delivered right to your doorstep no matter where you are. You have to be a Prime member to enjoy this service, but the $99 yearly fee is worth it in the convenience alone.
Instacart: Imagine getting your grocery shopping done while you close out a long shift. Instacart is a grocery delivery service that sends someone through the a store in your area to select the items you designated on your online shopping list. They can even deliver your goods in as little as one hour! Delivery fees depend on the size of your order and the delivery time, and all orders must meet the $10 minimum. Sign up for Instacart Express and receive free delivery on 2 hour and scheduled grocery deliveries over $35. Currently, this service is only available in select states. See if Instacart services your area here.
FlyCleaners: FlyCleaners is a handy app that covers all of your laundry needs. Simply download the app, customize your preferences, schedule a pickup, and one of their professional drivers will come to your home or hotel and pick up your clothes. Then, their expert cleaners will wash, fold, and dry clean your clothes according to your personal preference. They can even hang dry more delicate items at no additional cost, and orders over $35 receive free pickup and delivery.
BlueApron: Have all of the ingredients to prepare a fresh meal at home shipped to your door. This is perfect for the travel nurse who loves to cook but hates to grocery shop. The cost is about $59.99 for three meals per week. We recommend Blue Apron over other subscription box services because you can pause your subscription at any time.
Evernote: While all of these services will help reduce the amount of chores and other tasks you’ll have to do—you’ll still need organization in your life. That’s where Evernote comes in. Evernote lets you capture, nurture, and share your ideas across any device.
Carrot: Having trouble with procrastination once you get off of a shift? Carrot can act as your judgemental calorie counter, your judgemental fitness overlord, and more. The to-do list portion of the app is coined “a to-do list with a personality,” making the completion of your tasks a bit more fun.