Here’s Why You’ll Want the Amazon Dash Button
Picture it: Your once-a-month cleaning + laundry spree is in full swing and mid-scrubbing and laundry loading you realize you’re running low on detergent and paper towels. The freaking and stressing about a restock field trip — seriously, who wants to run to the store while the in-the-cleaning-zone vibes are strong? — is no more courtesy of online retail giant Amazon.
The company just announced the launch of the heir apparent to Amazon Dash, the Dash Button. Exclusively for Amazon Prime members, this free (and small) device hangs, sticks or can be placed anywhere in the home to easily order the most used household items. From cleaning supplies like Clorox Wipes, Tide and Bounty to other essentials like Gatorade, Gerber and Lara Bars, this smart button allows you to instantly order anything and everything (almost), relieving you of a time consuming Costco excursion (see ya, samples).
With the press of a branded button, Amazon Prime members are able to restock supplies within 48 hours without the hassle of visiting the store and waiting in line. Unless of course you need that Cottonelle ASAP :/
After connecting the button(s) to your house’s WiFi through the Amazon app, the button pushing fun can commence. Have no fear about you (or the kids) accidentally pressing the Dash Button one too many times as each press is followed up by an order alert on your phone allowing you to cancel if you change your mind about that 84 pack of Izze Sparkling Juice. Nope, this isn’t an early April Fools’ Day joke. It’s just the future, and the future of smart homes is now.
Will you be placing an Amazon Dash Button in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and bedroom? Let us know in the comments.
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!