15 amazing products for people who hate commitment
All the perks, with no strings attached
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Commitment can be scary. There, I said it. Whether it’s small choices like cutting your hair or life-changing decisions like marriage, sometimes the thought of commitment is enough to send even the most even-keeled among us running for the hills.
If you tend to shy away from permanent decisions, you’re certainly not alone. Brands have started figuring out that not all of us want to commit to irreversible purchases, and today, there are a wide range of products that are perfect for anyone who hates commitment—we’re talking clothing rental services, realistic semi-permanent tattoos, temporary wallpaper, and more. Here are some of our favorites.
1. Beautiful temporary wallpaper for every room of your house
You can switch up the look of your home without committing to a new paint color with the help of temporary wallpaper. I’ve actually tested the Magnolia Home Peel and Stick Wallpaper, and while it’s time-consuming to put up, the quality is phenomenal and it can totally change the look of any room. Plus, when you get tired of the pattern, you can simply peel it off your walls and put something else up.
2. A phone plan with no yearly contract
If you’re sick of being locked into phone contracts with so much fine print, you’ll love Visible by Verizon. This new service gives you unlimited talk, text, and data for just $40 a month, and if that’s not amazing enough, there’s no annual contract. That means you can cancel any time without jumping through hoops or paying some crazy termination fee.
3. A flower subscription service that’s super easy to skip or cancel
Some subscription boxes make you commit to a certain number of deliveries or go on a wild goose chase to cancel, but not Bouqs. This flower subscription service will deliver lovely bouquets of cut fresh flowers to your door each month, and when you get tired of the deliveries, you can cancel with just a few clicks. However, you might just find that you look forward to your monthly arrangements!
4. Semi-permanent hair dye in a rainbow of colors
Am I the only one who gets stressed before my hair appointments? I always consider going with a dramatic new cut or color, only to chicken out and stick with my same old look. If you’ve been wanting to make a change but are nervous to commit, oVertone is the perfect solution.
The brand offers semi-permanent hair dyes in just about every color, including wild rainbow shades and more traditional hair colors. If you love it, you can keep up the color with their daily conditioner, but if it’s not for you, it will fade in a few weeks.
5. A service that lets you rent clothes from your favorite brands
Sometimes you have to wear new clothes a few times to see if they’re right for you, which is why Nuuly is such a great concept. This service lets you rent clothing from brands like Urban Outfitters, Free People, Anthropologie, and more—you get to select eight pieces per month, and you can wear them as much as you want. When you’re done with your current batch of clothing, simply ship it back (you don’t even have to wash the garments!), or if you fell in love, you can buy any pieces you want and add them to your closet.
6. These pretty earrings that you’d never suspect were clip-ons
A lot of clip-on earrings can look a bit cheap, but these gorgeous ones from Karine Sultan can pass for the real thing. They’re made from pewter with sterling silver, and their bold design will pull together any outfit. Plus, their clip-on backs make them ideal for anyone who just can’t commit to getting their ears pierced.
7. Temporary tattoos that look incredibly realistic
Personally, I don’t have any tattoos, simply because I can’t think of anything that I’d want on my body forever. However, I love the idea of playing around with realistic-looking temporary or semi-permanent tattoos, which you can get from Momentary Ink. Their temporary tattoos are similar to the ones you used as a kid and only last a few days, but they also have semi-permanent ones that last for a few weeks. Perfect for “testing” a tattoo without fully committing to it.
8. A pet rock to keep you company
I’ll be the first to admit that pets are a big commitment, both in terms of time and money. If you aren’t ready to take care of a real, live animal, get a pet rock instead! They don’t require any training, food, or vet care, but they’ll always be there for you when you need someone to talk to. They’ll be your rock… get it?
9. Pretty glue-on nails that look just like acrylics
Not only are acrylic nails long-lasting, but they’re also quite expensive. Instead of spending your hard-earned money on nails you might hate, you can use these inexpensive glue-on ones instead.
The Kiss Glam Nails have the chic coffin shape that’s really trendy right now, and they come with two patterns that you can mix and match on your hands. Plus, reviewers say these glue-on nails will last for weeks if taken care of properly. (But if you don’t like them, you can use nail polish remover to take them off.)
10. A live TV streaming service with no strings attached
Cable is a long-term, expensive commitment, with 12- or 24-month contracts and all sorts of hidden fees. If you only watch live TV occasionally, you’re much better off with a service like YouTube TV, which gives you access to a smaller number of channels for just $50 a month. The best part? You can cancel (or pause) your subscription at any time without any extra fees or unnecessary drama.
11. A peel-off coating to change the color of your car—or anything else
If you’ve ever wanted to change the color of your car (or your bicycle, shoes, or anything else), Plasti Dip will be your best friend. This spray-on rubber coating lets you create a colored protective coating on a wide range of surfaces, and if you decide you don’t like it, you can simply peel it off! It’s popular for cars and their accessories because it provides protection against salt, scratches, and the elements, but you can use it for any home, garden, or DIY application.
12. A “boyfriend pillow” to cuddle with at night
Who needs a significant other when you have this “boyfriend pillow”? Shaped like a torso with an arm, this pillow is ideal for anyone who likes to cuddle, and it saves you from having to commit to a relationship with someone you’re not 100% into. Plus, it won’t ever complain that its arm hurts in the middle of the night. Win-win.
13. A temporary backsplash for your kitchen or bathroom
Just like you can put up temporary wallpaper, you can also decorate your home with peel-and-stick tile. This self-adhesive backsplash is ideal for updating your kitchen or bathroom, and there’s no grout or glue needed for installation. You can put the tile on any smooth surface, and if you decide you don’t like it, simply remove it again by applying heat to the backing.
14. A service that lets you rent designer clothing for much less
If you’re going to a fancy wedding or important meeting, you can dress to impress with the help of Rent The Runway. As its name implies, this service lets you rent a wide range of designer clothing and accessories, from ballgowns to leggings—some garments are worth thousands of dollars! There are several memberships available, and the base level lets you rent up to four items at a time. When you’re done with the garments, just send them back and pick new ones! No commitment necessary.
15. The option to try out tons of different fitness classes
Why commit to just one fitness studio when you can try them all? ClassPass lets you pop into all sorts of classes, from CrossFit to pilates, and now they even offer on-demand or live workouts for you to stream at home. It’s the perfect solution for fitness enthusiasts who like to do a little bit of everything, so you never have to get sucked into to an expensive gym membership.
Prices were accurate at the time this article was published but may change over time.