Live Anywhere, Have it Delivered

While living in a small town I could not always find what I needed locally thus the occasional two or three hour drive to a city where I could. As time went on I found myself spending less time on the road and more time on the Web tracking items down. These days it seems one could live anywhere and have the world delivered to their doorstep thanks to UPS.

Can’t find the new Brad Gooch bio on Flannery O’Connor at your local library ask the librarian about requesting a copy. Don’t want to wait visit INDIEBOUND to find independent bookstores in your area. All of the above fail there is always Amazon.

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Want to start an organic kitchen garden, but don’t have any friends with a green thumb, a local nursery stocked with organic soil or a pick up truck to cart the lumber back home. EARTHBOX may be your answer. Their Organic Ready to Grow Complete Kit @ $59.95 includes self-watering patio container garden with organic potting mix, fertilizer and natural dolomite.

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For organic seeds visit http://www.burpee.com/.

A personal favorite for online shopping is GAIAM. Friends got me started on their yoga DVDs, a great alternative to heading outside in winter temps to make a 6:15AM class. Incentive to head to class pick up their fashion forward and environmentally friendly Beau Yoga Mat Tote (Gray) or Palazzo Pant (Black) made of organic cotton.

For cameras, lenses and photo/printing gear my fail safe is B&H Photo.

Trouble with the local cable provider or satellite there are plenty of options online. HULU is fun for past episodes of Hell’s Kitchen or catching the pilot of Parks and Recreation. Netflix is like Hanukkah or Christmas all year long. For a moderate monthly fee members will receive a little red envelope in the mail with episodes of Mad Men, Big Love and Weeds (Season 4 is due out in June). Recently Netflix also began offering some programs online.

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One Response to Live Anywhere, Have it Delivered

  • My hubby and I recently attended the Down2Earth expo in Boston and among the amazing companies we learned about was this new service that allows members to trade books, CD’s, DVD’s and Video games for nothing more than the postage (about $2.88 per item). You can print the label from your computer and send in a regular mailbox if under 13 oz. I’ve not used it yet, but am compiling my want list of summer reading and CD’s to listen to on my summer trip to South Africa. Check out the FAQ’s on the home page and all of your questions will be answered.

    Swaptree.com is an innovative website that allows members to trade books, CDs, DVDs and video games with other users for free. To use Swaptree, users simply list the items that they have to trade and the items that they want to receive, and Swaptree’s two and three-way trade algorithms instantly show the user all of the items that they can receive for the items that they have. The service is completely free, and users only pay for the shipping of their item. Swaptree also simplifies the mailing process by allowing users to print a postage label on their regular printer, which means that users don’t have to weigh items, worry about stamps or even go to the post office. Best of all, in addition to saving money, users who are trying to be more environmentally conscious appreciate the fact that Swaptree reduces consumption by promoting sharing and recycling. The average Swaptree user saves $300 and lowers their carbon footprint by 180 pounds yearly.

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