Our 7 Favorite Subscriptions & Online Services for Your Home and Yard
We’ve all spent a lot more time at home in the past year than ever before, and a little less cash on vacations, restaurants and other expenses. If you’re finding yourself with a little wiggle room the budget and a big desire to shake things up after a year of looking at the same scene, we’ve got you.
We’ve been checking out some of the best subscriptions and online services for giving your home or yard a mini makeover without breaking the bank (or having to go anywhere). Here are a few of our favorites.
We could all use a little extra life in our indoor space, and luckily you don’t need a green thumb to snag some great house plants with The Plant Club. Get the satisfaction of growing a new plant without any of the work: they send you everything you need, including a decorative container to put it in.
We’re all about having a space we love without putting any more hurt on our earth. So thoughtful, green home goods are right up our alley. GreenUP sends you artfully crafted, sustainable, plastic-free goods every other month. Boxes come in themes, like a Morning Routine box with toothpaste tablets and shampoo bars, or a clean home box with detergent strips and activated charcoal.
If there’s one thing we took away from 2020, it’s that we need that outdoor space more than ever. If you’re putting in the work to create an amazing yard for yourself, ShrubHub combines your desire to DIY your plantings with the knowledge of an expert. Get a design that will look great (and grow well) in your space, and then get planting.
If you’re sick of looking at that wall color or that artwork you bought five years ago, an online design service can really shake up your space. The experts at Decorist give you a custom design based on your space and style, along with product recommendations–then you can pick and choose what you like best and what fits in your budget and go to town redecorating.
Founded by the manager of a sustainable farm and natural apiary, Earthlove curates nature-inspired goods and brings connection to the natural world into your home. Created for people who love the earth (hey, that’s us), this “beegan” box (vegan except bee and insect products sourced from ethical farmers - so you learned a new word today!) has artisanal goodies that will perk up your space and improve your daily routine.
Level up your outdoor game with… well, games. If you’ve mastered Cornhole, this site has every other lawn game you can think of (Giant Yard Pong, anyone?). Up the ante with a customized game set.
Our yards are a more important space than ever as we retreat to our homes. We started Lawnbright during the pandemic, when the idea of our kids not being able to play in the yard because it was being sprayed with chemicals became unacceptable. Lawnbright provides a customized DIY subscription lawn plan that’s all natural and better for your grass, your family and the earth.