6 last-minute adulting apps you need in your life

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These apps won’t add time to the clock, but they’ll help you make the best of your situation instead of letting the stress bring you down.

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When you were little, you probably couldn’t wait to be a grown-up. Now, adulting isn’t as fun as many people envisioned, especially when it involves scrambling around to accomplish things at the last minute.

Fortunately, some apps ease your anxiety and cater to a tendency to procrastinate. Here are six adulting apps you need in your life.

1. NowRx

No matter what kind of medication you take, you’re probably accustomed to taking prescription medicine and feeling a twinge of annoyance when you have only one or a few pills left. Or, perhaps you’ve been in an even worse scenario and discovered you took the last pill yesterday.

NowRx aims to help people avoid that situation by delivering prescriptions to your door in one hour. Your doctor sends in the documentation, and you’ll get billed for the proper amount to the card on file.

The app also shows your copay to prevent surprises and allows you to track the order status.

2. Helpr

In many cases, being an adult means you look out for your well-being as well as that of children or young siblings. But, circumstances can change quickly and could make you temporarily unable to provide that care.

Maybe you woke up with the flu and haven’t spent five minutes out of the bathroom, or perhaps your boss needs you to urgently come into the office on your day off due to an emergency and your usual sitter is on vacation.

Helpr gives you access to screened babysitters who can show up in as little as three hours. You only pay an hourly rate, shown through the app for each sitter. There are also profiles with photos and videos of the sitters, all of whom have at least two years of experience caring for kids.

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3. Curbside

Sometimes, your schedule is so packed that the mere thought of shopping for necessities makes you shudder. Personal shoppers who grab essentials like toilet paper and toothpaste are out of reach for many people, but Curbside is the next best thing.

It offers an app that participating retailers can use to offer in-store pickup in about an hour. Use it for Android and iOS — and rest assured, you don’t even have to get out of your car to pick up the merchandise.

The app sends a notification of a completed order waiting for you, and all that’s left to do is pull up to the front of the store.

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Also, if you have a flexible schedule, HotelTonight is perfect. It allows you to explore fun destinations without overpaying.

4. HotelTonight

Being an adult also means spending wisely, even if that’s sometimes hard to do when you need things quickly.

Fortunately, HotelTonight specializes in finding last-minute accommodations at attractive prices. You can also book further in advance, but there are same-day deals for people who put off making decisions about where to stay.

Also, if you have a flexible schedule, HotelTonight is perfect. It allows you to explore fun destinations without overpaying. There is a loyalty program that opens up more discounts for frequent users, too.

5. Capitan

People don’t usually mention grocery shopping when discussing their favorite things to do, but keeping your cupboards and pantry stocked is part of being an adult. If you’re buying things at the last minute, there’s a high likelihood that you could be so frazzled that you forget things.

Capitan attempts to prevent that. It’s an app that learns your shopping habits and helps you keep track of what to buy. It can even give you an alert when a friend or someone in your household is at the store, allowing you to ask them to purchase what you need while they’re there.

Capitan also has geolocation technology to sense when you’re close to a place where you usually shop. It prompts you to buy them and prevents extra trips.

So, the next time you’re already out and about for another reason, it’s worthwhile to check the app and see what you could or should stock up on before pulling back into your driveway.

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6. Closet+

Events ranging from meeting your significant other’s parents to getting a last-minute invite to a charity gala thrown by your workplace can feel overwhelming if you need to get spruced up and aren’t a fashion expert. That’s especially true if you’re in a time crunch and none of the outfits you own seem suitable.

Before going on a spur-of-the-moment shopping spree, try the Closet+ app. It lets you upload pictures of your clothes and experiment with combinations without needing to take the actual garments out of your closet to try them.

The app also tells you how often you wear certain pieces and how much you spent on them. Knowing that information should help you decide when it’s time to part ways with some of your attire by donating or selling it.

Breathe Easier in Time-Sensitive Situations

Last-minute adulting responsibilities can make even the most level-headed people feel swamped.

These adulting apps won’t add time to the clock, but they’ll help you make the best of your situation instead of letting the stress bring you down.

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