Tech

Every App You Need to Avoid Going Outside During This Terrible Flood

Updated On 01/19/2017 at 04:10PM EST Updated On 01/19/2017 at 04:10PM EST

It’s raining!! Like, a lot. And since there is ABSOLUTELY NO CHANCE you’re leaving home, like, at all, we’ve got you covered: These 14 apps will help you to not have to leave the house, like, at all, by bringing every necessity from food, to booze, to personal trainers, to help with the food and booze, all without you ever stepping foot into the floods.

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On-demand food

Postmates
Free
iPhone, Android

You know how you’re always like, “Man, I wish I could have Sweetgreen or Daichan right now, but it’s raining and those nerds don’t even deliver”? Well, Postmates will make your dreams come true because its couriers will pick it up for you and bring it straight into your overjoyed, dry arms.

Even quicker on-demand food

UberEATS
Free
iPhone, Android

Sadly, UberEATS discontinued its instant delivery option (which we are SUPER MAD ABOUT), but they've still got some of LA's best food -- including Bay Cities Deli (Godmothers!) and Feast From the East (Chinese chicken salad!) -- and are generally faster than their competitors. Phew.

On-demand food from the San Gabriel Valley

ToGo626
Free
Web only

Just like Postmates, except it’ll grab all your delicious SGV eats, from places like Lucky Noodle King and Szechuan Impression. The pricing is a bit different than Postmates, but there’s still no minimum order, plus it’s good for when you don’t want to drive to dim sum even when it’s NOT pouring outside.

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On-demand dog-walking

Wag!
Free
iPhone, Android

Look, your dog needs to poop somewhere, and it’ll be way better for you if it’s not on your carpet, because then you’re going to have to find an on-demand carpet cleaner. Wag! will a send a friendly, dog-loving guy or gal to walk your furry buddy for you, so you can binge The OA for the seventh time.

On-demand groceries

Instacart
Free
iPhone, Android

It can be embarrassing when your grocery cart is filled with nothing but toilet paper and lime LaCroix (rain essentials), so go make an Instacart shopper do it for you. They’ll have your stuff to you in under an hour. Plus: no need to put on a raincoat/pants.

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On-demand postal service

Shyp
Free
iPhone, Android

The spilling rain doesn’t care what you need shipped. That’s why Shyp is here to make sure whatever you’re selling on eBay goes out on time; they’ll even box and package it for you before they take it to the post office! Bingo.

On-demand booze

Minibar
Free
iPhone, Android

And, I mean, now that you’re already relaxed from that heavenly massage, why not a little nightcap? Hit up Minibar for on-demand alcohol, beer, and spirits delivery.

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On-demand house cleaning

MaidsApp
Free
iPhone

You’re too busy doing nothing at all to be able to clean your own house, so lucky for you, MaidsApp is here. The creatively named app will send a house cleaner over for three possible cleaning options. Who knew the rain could make you so productive?

On-demand dry cleaning & laundry

Washio
Free
iPhone, Android

Skip the smells-like-wet-dog laundromat and prepare yourself for the crisp goodness of good old-fashioned dry cleaning, delivered directly to your door porch.

On-demand massages

Zeel
Free
iPhone, Android

You’ve been stuck inside for days with nothing to do but hire people to go outside for you. We get it: It’s stressful. Relax with a massage that -- you guessed it! -- can also happen without your getting in that rain.

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On-demand somebody to do your errands for you

TaskRabbit
Free
iPhone, Android

Seriously, TaskRabbit will do, like, anything you need them to do. Just describe your task and pick a rabbit.

On-demand personal trainers

Handstand
Free
iPhone, Android
Let's be honest: You're not going to the gym most days, but when it's raining, you're, like, DEFINITELY not going to the gym. Handstand sends trainers to you, so you can make sure to get your crunches in when it's wet out (or, more likely, look through it while you're in your pajamas on the couch and eventually decide that's workout enough).

On-demand weed

Kushfly
Free
Web only

Not a fan of liquid nightcaps? Kushfly will bring you something much greener (and it's one of the only delivery services that lets you use a credit card).

On-demand... you know...

Tinder*
Free
iPhone, Android

*Not guaranteed to work every time.

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Wilder Shaw is a regular Thrillist contributor who actually really likes the rain. Tell him of his blasphemy on Twitter and Instagram.

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