There’s never a dull moment in Chapel Hill—from Tarheel sporting events, live theater, award-winning restaurants and festivals galore—the only thing we need more of are hours in the day to enjoy them all. Luckily, apps offering local services will help you save more time on the chores you have to do, so you can fill your days with what you want to do.
Take the heavy lifting out of moving with TaskRabbit. The app connects you with folks for hire who will pack, deliver and unpack your belongings in your new home. Whether you’ve been in your residence one day or one decade, TaskRabbit also offers handyman services to help with all the projects on your to-do list, like mounting TVs, hanging curtains and décor, painting, assembling furniture and general home repairs.
Instacart is another time-saving app that runs your errands for you. In Chapel Hill, Instacart will deliver groceries from Publix, Aldi, Food Lion, Sprouts, Fresh Market and Lowes Food. It also partners with specialty retailers including CVS Pharmacy, Total Wine, Sur la Table and PetCo, as well as warehouse clubs Costco, Sam’s Club and BJ’s.
When you’re not in the mood to cook or go out, Takeout Central has your back. The restaurant delivery service was founded in Chapel Hill in 1996 and brings all of your favorite foods to your doorstep. Choose from local gems like Elmo’s Diner, Mint, Mama Dip’s Kitchen, Carolina Brewery and much more.
Our furry friends also have services catering to their needs. Wag and Rover are apps that help you find someone to give your dog a potty break or take him or her for a walk. Users can see each dogwalker’s rating and reviews, and monitor where their pup is walked and how far via GPS tracking. Visits can be scheduled in advance, or you can request someone last minute if you find yourself in a pinch. Additional services from both apps include dog boarding and house sitting.
For the rest of the family, there’s Care.com, which in addition to pet care, also offers babysitters, nannies, senior care providers and house cleaners. Caregivers are vetted with background checks and their profiles include previous customers’ reviews, service offerings and pricing—which varies based on their skills and years of experience.
Thanks to technology, just about anything you need in Chapel Hill is the tap of a button away. Take advantage of these time-saving services to tend to your to-do list, and find yourself able to carve out more space for friends, family and fun.