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Subscription Box Business Booming Thanks To Busy Moms & Dads

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DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) - Let's face it. Life as a parent can get pretty crazy. But busy moms and dads have a new way to get things done without even leaving the house.

Mother of two Amanda Hunter and full-time attorney and mom Eva Wallace Turner are outsourcing some of their errands.

"We just don't have time to do all the things we want to do," said Turner.

What was once just the realm of fruit of the month club has exploded in growth over the past few years. There are now hundreds of box services.

"There's a box for healthy snack, there's a box for cleaning products. I mean there's a box for everything now," said Hunter.

The boom in the box service business is due to people's lives becoming busier and busier.

Andrea Campbell is co-founder of Front Door Fashion, a Dallas based fashion box service.

"We decided to put together professional stylists, designer brands and amazing convenience and create a service that we would want for ourselves," she said.

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Dallas customers like Turner and Wallace can come in for styling, but customers need never step foot in a store.

"You do not pay for the service. You only pay for the clothes that you decide to keep the service starts by filling out our style profile," explains Campbell

For clothes, there's Front Door Fashion and Stitchfix.

For the guys, there's Bombfell and Trunk Club.

For makeup, there's Birchbox, Ipsy and Glossy Box.

"I dont get a chance to go to places like Sephora and play with things and try different products. And so it's fun to have them come to me," said Hunter of Glossy Box.

There's also practical stuff.

Honest Company and Amazon provide diapers.

There's Harry's and Dollar Shave Club for razors.

Need a helper in the kitchen?

Blue Apron, Hello Fresh, or Plated will pick the recipes, do the shopping but let you cook the food.

That might be next on Hunter's list.

"I have a whole group of girlfriends they're trying to get me on a food service they're using," she said.

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