Have a closet full of boxes? Consider package storage with Storage Plus.
It seems like with every new gadget we buy the packaging is almost as nice as the product. So what do you do with your Apple boxes, or TV box, or Google gadget box? One good idea, because they are just boxes, is to consider package storage. Let’s face it. Your downtown apartment in Cambridge, one of America’s most densely populated cities, barely has a closet and you have it stuffed with empty boxes.
One poll showed that nearly 90% of Apple product purchasers kept the original packaging. The reasons ranged from “Too nice to throw away” to “I keep the packaging in case I ever need to return my [iPhone]”. It makes sense, with the average selling price of an iPhone 6 being close to $700. The packaging is an accessory. With constant product upgrade cycles every 6,12, and 24months, there is a good chance that you will resell your product. It’s really ships very well with the original packaging. I recently purchased a Nest thermostat, second hand, from Amazon. As I went to break down the packaging to recycle, I couldn’t bring myself to it. I’ll possibly be repackaging in 24 months when I’m too tempted by the 5th generation Nest.
Consider using storage for the packaging. Package storage is really not that hard to justify. Any storage space that you have in your house can be out-sourced. That’s were storage operators such as Storage Plus of Hudson, come in handy. I can’t tell you how many people have storage units with the original TV box stored away. Makes perfect sense. Self storage companies are far cheaper per square foot than your average urban apartment rental. When the time comes for you to move again, it’s great to have that original TV box to protect your beautiful, huge flat screen.
Package storage? Sounds crazy, yes. But you’re likely already doing it.