Does this scenario sound familiar? You can’t open your front door because there are so many UPS and FedEx boxes blocking the entryway. You lug in all the packages, open them up, and lay out your haul — toilet paper, diapers and toothbrushes in one box. The new Jonathan Franzen book in another.
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Amazon Prime has eliminated the shopping list for me. When it occurs to me that we’re going to need something soon, I just go online and buy it with one click, whether I need it right now or not.
This may not be the most economical way to shop, to say nothing of the environmental impact. My stairwell looks like a miniature warehouse, with full boxes coming in and flattened boxes going out. This year, I decided to do things a little differently, buying basically everything I need for Christmas gifts for my two boys online using Jet.com.
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