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These 9 Apps Will Make Your Life Easier And Happier

These 9 Apps Will Make Your Life Easier And Happier Expand options

Did you know that September is Self-Improvement Month?

Neither did we.

A quick Google search reveals that it’s a time for improving different areas of your life. But shouldn’t that be done all year round? And who says you need to improve yourself in the first place?

Certainly not us. You’re perfect just the way you are. However, these nine apps will improve your life a gazillion times over so that you have more time to do what you want. Whether you spend those extra hours improving or inebriating yourself is entirely up to you, and made possible by the on-demand economy.

1. Shyp

The Shyp iPhone app ships anything anywhere at the lowest cost.
Shyp

Let’s say you’re going to give this self-improvement thing a shot. One of your goals is to show up to your job earlier so that you can get more work done, especially if your manager sees you reading this article. While organizing your closet so you can get dressed faster and out the door sooner, you discovered some online purchases that you forgot to return. How would you ship them back to their stores?

With Shyp, your answer no longer has to include visiting a post office or shipping store. Just take a photo of your item and enter its destination. Shyp comes to your door in 20 minutes or less, picks up your item, safely packages it, and ships it using the most affordable carrier.

2. Drizly

The Drizly iPhone app delivers liquor, beer, and wine to your door.
Drizly

It’s amazing what you can get delivered nowadays by just tapping your phone a few times, including, but definitely not limited to, liquid courage. Celebrate that uber convenience by using the Drizly app. They’ll deliver beer, wine, liquor, mixers, and pretty much anything else you need to make killer cocktails for a killer party.

3. MakeSpace

The MakeSpace iPhone app is for valet storage in NYC, Chicago, DC, and the lower 48 states of the US.
MakeSpace

You tried storage hacking your way to a bigger apartment. Or maybe you converted your empty nest into a walk-in closet. But why settle for a walk-in closet when you can have an infinite closet?

Simply use the MakeSpace app to schedule a pickup for anything you’d like to put in storage. We’ll pick up, store, and deliver your stuff back when you need it, anywhere in the lower 48 states. A little space in your phone for a lot of space in your home.

4. Handy

The Handy iPhone app sends a professional cleaner, handyman, plumber, or electrician to your apartment.
Handy

Need a hand? Of course you do. Nobody likes to spend their entire weekends cleaning their apartment, fumbling with complicated IKEA assembly instructions, or trying to unclog a drain. With the Handy app, you can book a trusted professional to clean your house and a licensed handyman/handywoman to do your dirty work.

5. Munchery

Use the Munchery iPhone app for on-demand gourmet, healthy food delivery.
Munchery

It’s impossible to live without oxygen, water, and food. Munchery fancily fulfills life’s third requirement by delivering gourmet meals (made by chefs from top restaurants) to your home. What’s for dinner tonight? Anything you want. Because you’re going to download the Munchery app.

6. Venmo

Venmo's iPhone app lets you securely pay anyone and collect money from people who owe you.
Venmo

You know what’s fun? Doing exciting activities with your friends. You know what’s not fun? Splitting a bill eight ways. That all changes with the Venmo app, which lets you securely split dinner and drinks with your friends, pay your rent, and send money to anyone with a phone number or email.

As for the fun part, Venmo also lets you collect money from people who owe you and insert twenty pizza emojis in your messages to them. Because there’s no such thing as too much pizza.

7. Alfred

The Alfred iPhone app is an on-demand butler service that does your chores, tasks, errands, and to-do's.
Alfred

For the 1%, there’s a live-in butler. For the 99%, and Batman, there’s Alfred. Schedule an appointment using the Hello Alfred app and a carefully-vetted Alfred will pick up your dry cleaning and groceries in one trip (and put it all away), stand in line for four hours for those coveted Justin Bieber tickets, and tuck you in at the end of the day. And that’s just the bare minimum, which can be customized to your Gotham-saving liking.

8. HotelTonight

The HotelTonight iPhone app lets you book amazing, last-minute hotel deals.
HotelTonight

Just like you can’t predict winning lottery numbers (if you can, email us), you can’t predict when you’ll need to find a hotel ASAP due to an unforeseen circumstance with dangerous consequences. Like forgetting to book a romantic hotel room for your four-year dating anniversary that’s tomorrow. Oops.

Well, worry no more because the HotelTonight app is here to save the day, and your relationship, with awesome deals at top-rated, luxurious hotels. With HotelTonight, you’re just three taps and a swipe away from not getting into trouble with your significant other. How’s that for self-improvement?

9. Zeel

The Zeel iPhone app is an on-demand massage therapist service.
Zeel

Feeling stressed? Even after using the previous eight apps? Sheesh. The Zeel app is the miracle cure you need. Once you book a massage appointment, you can sit back and relax. That is until a fully-screened and licensed massage therapist shows up at your door, at which point you can melt from his/her marvelous Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, or sports massage.

What apps have you used to improve your life? Let us know in a comment below. And if you accidentally drop and break your iPhone while doing so, there’s an on-demand repair service for that too — iCracked. Man, the world is a beautiful, everything-at-your-fingertips place.

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