Saving Time and Money with Amazon

Living in a 614 square foot apartment — with a cat and a fiancé — means there’s no stocking up on household items.
We can only buy the toilet paper and paper towels that we plan on using in the immediate future. No Costco size bundles here because there’s literally no where to store them. Fortunately, there’s a grocery store right across the street, but unfortunately, sometimes between work, commuting, barre class, and social obligations, there’s not even time to run over there.


That’s where Amazon Household Essentials come into play. I can subscribe to have products delivered periodically so that I’m not dashing over to the grocery to pick up another four pack of toilet paper at the last minute.


It’s so easy to just pick a few items — toilet paper, paper towels, tissues — then log on to Amazon, place a subscription order, set a schedule for delivery, and be done with it. There’s no taking 20 minutes out of my day to put shoes on, grab my wallet, and make a quick trip to the grocery store. I may try to convince myself I need the steps, but really it’s so much easier to just do it from my laptop and spend my time doing more productive, and fun, things. And isn’t making time for a workout class better than getting the steps to the grocery store?

Also, you save up to 15% when you subscribe to 5 or more items. Coming from someone who hates paying the premium on items that comes with urban living, this is an amazing perk. Saving time and money? Yes, please.


While all this sounds great, the best part is that you’re also doing your part for the environment. When you shop products from brands like Cottonelle, Scott, Viva, and Kleenex, their parent company, Kimberly-Clark, does their part to deliver products with the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) label. That means their products are made from responsibly managed forests that provide both environmental and social benefits. This is all part of a three year partnership between Kimberly-Clark, the FSC, and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), so you know that you’re buying the most responsible items for your home.


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