The Best Convenient Services for Apartment Dwellers During Coronavirus

June 05, 2020 | Apartment Living
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If you live in a modern, luxury apartment at The Lofts of Merchants Row, you’re probably enduring the coronavirus crisis in comfort and style.  Still, it can be hard to give up the freedoms you once enjoyed to sit at home and stay safe.  That said, you can enjoy a lot of the services you once used regularly, thanks to changes in the way many businesses operate, including options for pick-up, delivery, and more.  Here are a few of the most convenient services for apartment dwellers right now.

Food Delivery Services

Going to the grocery store is still a relatively safe affair, as long as you limit your trips, wear a mask, sanitize your hands, and stay more than six feet from other people at all times.  Luckily, many grocery stores now offer pick-up or delivery options, as well.  Getting food from your favorite restaurants has become more difficult with dine-in options off the menu, so to speak, but food delivery has definitely stepped up since COVID-19 lockdowns went into effect.

Not only can you call many restaurants directly to order for curbside pick-up, but tons of restaurants have signed up with delivery services like DoorDash, Grubhub, Postmates, and Uber Eats to make it even easier for their customers to schedule delivery of the foods they love.  With such services, you can support small businesses in your area, enjoy delivery right to Detroit luxury apartments, and skip the stresses of cooking when you can’t find key ingredients at your market.

Streaming Services

You’re stuck at home, all the restaurants and entertainment venues and closed, and if you’re one of the many Americans under furlough or layoff, you suddenly have a lot of free time on your hands.  Now that you’ve scrubbed every surface of your home and given your closet the KonMarie treatment, it’s time to relax, and there are plenty of awesome streaming services to keep you occupied.

Netflix is a must, with not only classic movies and TV shows, but originals like Stranger Things that you need to binge right now, if you haven’t already.  Hulu is another great option, especially if you’re seriously considering dropping your overpriced cable plan.  Basic plans start as low as $5.99/month, but for $60.99/month, you can get live streaming with no ads.  You can also upgrade to packages that include premium channels like HBO, SHOWTIME, Cinemax, and STARZ.

If kiddos are part of your loft living situation, don’t forget about Disney+, where you can not only stream classic kid flicks from the Disney library, but enjoy Star Wars and Marvel properties.  A collab between Disney, Hulu, and ESPN means you can pay one price for all your faves.

USPS Click-and-Ship

Baking has become the hobby of choice during the pandemic, although sewing masks probably comes in at a close second.  There are worse things than being stuck in luxury apartments in Detroit with nothing to do but craft incredible confections, but at some point, you may want to share the love.  This is where USPS Click-and-Ship comes in handy.

Sign up for free and you can order shipping boxes, print labels, and in some cases, schedule a pickup from your home.  At worst, you can simply drop packages off baked goods and masks for your family and friends at the nearest USPS location, and you never have to enter a post office and wait in line.

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