Hello! I am so behind on blogging, and I thank you for your patience with me! I owe the lovelies on my email list (wanna join it?) an article about the myth of balance, but since today and tomorrow are Amazon Prime Days, this is a bit time-sensitive, so I am bumping it up! Read on to learn my solution to how to stop your Amazon packages from getting stolen!
As I announced on instagram a while ago, we bought a house!
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For that reason, I have been a bit light on content here. So sorry, and thank you for your patience!
I have slightly mixed feelings about Amazon… On one hand, it is soooo convenient. On the other, I would really rather support small businesses. I know that many small businesses do have their items on Amazon, but even as I know it with my own books, Amazon takes a cut whenever you buy from them versus buying from the author directly.
All that aside, another potential issue is having your packages stolen. Since I’ve been a Prime member, I have lived places where I didn’t have to worry much about packages being stolen. First, it was an apartment that was RIGHT next to the mailboxes (so close that the mail carrier’s arrival was a daily disturbance because it was so loud), then a house that was beautifully gated in and someone was always home, and then an apartment that had a manager who was conscious of taking packages directly to the tenants who ordered them.
Now that we bought a house, how are we going to make sure our packages don’t get stolen?
This is one solution (sort of):
But even that didn’t stop the stealing, just maybe made the thief think twice for next time!
I found this solution by accident. I was looking to see if I could get an additional remote for our garage door opener, with the hopes that Tommy would use that and put his bike in the garage instead of bringing it into the living room, since the garage door opener stays in the car.
I came across this “hub” on Amazon*, and it costs about $37. It works with just about any garage door opener (or so they say). It somehow (tech stuff is basically magical wizardry to me) loops into your wifi, and you can control it with your smartphone. This means you can also send invitations with expiration dates to friends or family… So if someone needs something from your place and you’re unavailable or out of town, grant them one day of access to your garage door opener!
The reason I’m sharing it here is because it additionally works with something called Amazon Key, which gives Amazon delivery pros temporary access, too. So, if you order something pricey, you can arrange to give the deliverer short-term access to your garage, so they can open the door, deposit your order, and then close it again. I think I am going to get a Kangaroo camera for in the garage so I can monitor this, but it seemed too good not to share right away!
AND the cool thing is, Amazon is giving a $30 credit once you do your first delivery into your garage with this app/hub… So it basically costs $7, which to me was a no-brainer (Plus, it’s called “MyQ” which makes me think of MY Q – my doggy, Quentin Quarantino!
Well, there you have it! A solution for how to stop your amazon packages from getting stolen!
If you ARE celebrating Prime Day, here’s a previous post of some of my Amazon faves, and here’s the one from the year before that!! Another sustainability-related fave of mine (that is also super convenient) are these laundry detergent sheets. So cool, right? I hate the idea of thinking about how much plastic is used for our giant detergents, and on top of that, the fuel used to ship them around the country. These are so much lighter, and no plastic!
Have an amazing day, and stay tuned for an incoming increase in bloggage! 😜
*These amazon links are affiliate links, which means same great deal for you, but I get a couple of shekels as a thank you from Amazon for making the recommendation. I am not kidding when I say I do a happy dance when I see someone has ordered from my link. You can even ask to see it via Instagram, if you want proof!