If you think picking up the phone to place a pizza order is so 1990s, then you’ll be delighted to know there are an abundance of websites that cater to your daily needs. Life is hectic enough, so take a weight off your shoulders by letting technology do the work. Whether you need to pass your upcoming permit test or are craving Ben & Jerry’s at 2 o’ clock in the morning, these websites have you covered:
Ship Items From Home
Few things are more annoying than standing in line at the post office, waiting while some old lady tells the clerk her life story to mail a couple letters. Luckily, the United States Postal Service does let you ship items without ever setting foot in a post office. You can get shipping supplies for free online and have them sent directly to your home, then you can package up your items and schedule a free package pickup from the official U.S Postal Service website. You simply fill out an online form, choose the time and date of the pickup and include the weight or amount of your packages. Keep in mind that you can only schedule pickups Monday through Saturday and that same-day pickup is not available after 2 p.m. on the day of the pickup. Still, it’s a small price to pay to avoid spending your precious free time at the post office.
Practice Your Driving Skills Online
No one can forget this well-loved rite of passage. Well, perhaps it’s not well-loved, but it doesn’t have to be painful either. Online driving tests can help you practice your skills behind the wheel on days when you aren’t able to convince your parents to take you for a ride. However, knowing how to drive a car is just one part of the driving exam everyone must endure. The written test is the first step toward getting that shiny new license. Free online permit practice tests are specific to your state and will help you prepare for the real thing come test day. Stop wasting your time memorizing the DMV manual and instead improve your knowledge with interactive practice tests.
Place Late Night Delivery Orders
Nighttime Nosh is every college kid’s dream come true. This late night delivery service (open until 4 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday) delivers beer, wine, ice cream, personal care items, and even party supplies. This is the Internet at its finest, gents. Unfortunately, this amazing service is only available in Tempe, Arizona, but don’t lose hope yet! You can still order food at any hour of the day with GrubHub, a website that finds late night delivery restaurants near you. And if you live in the Hollywood area, Pink Dot can deliver everything from groceries to booze straight to your door.
Skip Waiting on Hold
“We’re sorry, all of our agents are busy. Please continue to hold…” S#$%%##$%! Everyone hates waiting on hold. Now you don’t have to with FastCustomer. This amazingly useful website has a customer service agent call you when you’re next in line. The site has over 3,000 companies on its list and, with a simple click of a button, lets you claim your spot. You can also view the approximate wait time of a business, the average minutes on hold per day for a particular company and its customer rating. And if you own a smartphone, you can download the Fast Customer app or text a company’s name to (936) CALL-PLS to take advantage of this free service.
Set An Alarm Clock on Your Computer
Lost your phone? Don’t want to buy an alarm clock? Well then, you’re in luck. Online Clock is a free service that simulates an alarm clock, complete with radio functions and a digital display. The website also lets you set a timer, stopwatch and countdown. And unlike traditional digital alarm clocks, you can set a custom background which includes options like rain, fireplace and lava lamp. If you’re still not convinced, consider this alarm clock your ideal wake up call. Chances are, your computer is far away from your bed, far enough away that you’ll be forced to get up if you want to turn your alarm off.