Welcome to Mount Amazon. Well, that’s what I like to call the mountain of cardboard near our door from the Amazon deliveries we receive. It’s gotten a bit out of hand. My question to you is, how many Amazon packages do you get?
Would you say two per week? Five? Twenty? I’d say we get about one a day. Perhaps seven on average a week. That’s probably realistic. And these aren’t big purchases. We’re talking deodorant, diapers, shampoo, baby clothes, toothpaste. You name it, we order it on Amazon. It’s ridiculous to see box of toothpaste (albeit, several boxes in a pack) in its own box. Amazon could be on the path to destroying the world for all we know. But boy, it’s convenient!
For one, it’s convenience. Open the door, there’s your delivery. But it’s a pain to constantly tear down boxes and recycle them (I know, I know, First World problems). But we are experiencing a paradigm shift. There’s truly no need to ever leave your home. For anything. Ever.
And for us, it’s savings (really). My wife has become a Jedi Master on iBotta. She runs every single purchase for Amazon through the app and we get cash back. So whatever, I’ll take it.
And after researching this topic very quickly online, there’s even a place that will take your boxes and use them for good! It’s called Give Back Box. See, people innovating. Good stuff.
The other day I was trying to envision an invention to keep by the door to organize all the broken down boxes until they’re ready to go in the recycling. Maybe a deboxer of some sort. I don’t know, there’s an invention there somewhere.
So my question is how many Amazon packages do you get?
For us, it’s a lot. And I really don’t know what to think about it.
We get 5-20 per week. Think about this for a minute, we used to use the Sears catalogue years ago. Phone your order in and it gets delivered. The n came malls and we flocked to them to shop. Now, we are using a computer instead of the phone. Full circle.
We probably receive an average of 30 boxes a month. Some I save to ship items I sell on Ebay or Instagram. I agree with you that it can be disheartening to see one small item being shipped in a large box. However, I rationalize its repurposing for my shipping needs to be a step in the right direction. Hopefully that recipient will reuse as well.
Sounds like you have a great system! Nicely done.