Living away from home has its own perks but it comes along with a lot many responsibilities. Your mom isn't there to do the little things that don't seem little anymore. Everyday, you come home to a room full of dirty clothes lying all over, along with food from last night. Juggling between work and social life, you can't seem to find the time to take your car for servicing or get that sink drain fixed.
But don't you worry. The good thing is that we're living in the age of Internet! From food to clothing, and repair to maintenance, all your needs are now just a click away.
Here's a list of everyday services that are available through websites or apps to give you a helping hand:
1. Online laundry and dry-cleaning
You slog throughout the day at office the entire week, and you're not too fond of washing clothes anyway. Just book an order on pickmylaundry, which operates in Delhi and Gurgaon, to get your clothes washed and ironed. The serviceman will pick your clothes and the washed clothes will be delivered at your doorstep within a day or two. There's no greater bliss than to see the neatly-ironed clothes handed over to you! If you live in Bangalore, you need to checkout Washkart. Housejoy provides laundry service in many cities too.
2. Repair and maintenance
You don't need to look up the number of a plumber or an electrician if an appliance at home needs fixing. Not anymore. Whether it's your AC that broke down or the leaking bathroom tap, your handyman is just a call away. Timesaverz provides a range of services from pest control to electrician, laundry, beauty-services and others. Housejoy is another organisation providing services in Delhi, Mumbai, Gurgaon, Chennai and several other cities.
3. On-demand beauty services
Too occupied to visit a salon? Let the grooming be done in the comfort of your home! Thanks to some start-up companies which provide on-demand beauty services right at your doorstep. From facial to waxing, hair colouring and bridal makeup, you can avail a range of beauty services sitting comfortably at home. All you need to do is book an appointment through their website or app and a representative will arrive at your doorstep at the scheduled time! While one of the popular companies Vyomo provides its services in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon and Noida, other companies such as Stayglad, VanityCube, and Belita are also worth checking.
4. Online water delivery
If there's a drinking water problem in your locality or your RO is awaiting repair, you can now order a can of water at home. There's Paniwala available in cities like Bangalore, Chennai, Delhi and Dharamsala. Panilelo, mountkailash.com and bookcan.com also serve your water problems with one click.
5. Order booze online
Ran out of alcohol in the middle of your house party? That shouldn't stop the party, right? Don't you worry. You won't have to run around looking for booze, anymore. Order it online from Liquorkart, which is operational in Hyderabad and Bangalore only, or Madhuloka, which delivers in Bangalore. And for the Delhi peeps, we have a dedicated list of stores that deliver alcohol. Here, enjoy!
6. Online shoes & bag repair
Gone are those days when you'd find a cobbler sitting at almost every corner of the street. If you have stained your shoes or broke your favourite heels, trust Mr Pronto to come to your rescue. These people fix torn and worn out bags too! You can also visit wedshoes.com for the repair and maintenance of your shoes.
7. Online car cleaning service
Sundays are for relaxing but almost always, you end up getting your car fixed and before you know it, it's over already! If you don't want to drive down to the service station to get your car cleaned or serviced, many kickass websites that provide car-cleaning services at home. While kleenr.in provides its services in Delhi, Gurgaon, and Noida, mobicarspa.com operates in Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Gawahati. Swachh car is another start-up which provides its services in Pune.
8. Online tiffin
So you've had enough of pizzas and pastas and now you're craving for some home-cooked food? Yummytiffins lets you choose your own menu and Corporatedhaba boasts of an extensive range of menu for all seven days of the week. Go on, splurge.
9. Hire a maid online
It's a universal fact that finding a good maid is not easy. But if you're lucky enough to have met one, you can't be sure if she'll hang on to you. Well, here comes My didi, which is active in several areas of Mumbai. Kamlabai.com is another website which is operational in Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Kolkata and claims to provide well-trained maids who are efficient cooks, medically certified, police verified and punctual! Is this a dream or what?
If you've to consult a doctor or need to get a checkup done, fix an appointment online. On Practo, which is active in 35 Indian cities, you can browse through the doctors' profile and make appointments. It manages patient data and digital healthcare records. Portea and Medgenome are two other startups that provide online healthcare services.