Taking Care of all the Packages you don’t want to keep

Each and every day the world seems to have some new change or some talk of how all the last year has been a lie.  It really is annoying and the fact is people are not in prison for all the lies drives me nuts.  But I crack-on and simply live with the fact that we are simply spending so much money online.  It is really getting annoying that my garage is filling up with packages.  We decided to start cleaning out our garage after the COVID-19 pandemic.  It has been a long time since our State got back to any kind of normal but since we are all able to go back to work just about as usual we are finding that going out and doing normal things again is happening too.  That means that housework is getting back to normal and we found that our garage was riddled with Amazon packages.  It was just wrong and it was filling up our garage.  Now we know we needed to organize and move a lot of things from our garage to our shed, and this was the time to do it. So this was time for me to take some pills to make sure my back didn’t give out on me either!

Luckily, we had time to get this going and it really all started out with us having to clean out a shed that we had never used.  Wow, was that a task and It was filthy because the tenants who lived at our home kept a dog in there and never cleaned anything. That was not a good sight or smell.  So with a shovel, broom, and pressurized hose, we went to town with bleach. What a task for sure.  It took a few hours to clean and to dry but once we were done we were able to start taking all the filled cardboard boxes from the garage and move them into the shed. This took many hours to get it all sorted and filled up but it left us with a good amount of space in our garage.  Then we had to decide what to do with the insane stack of Amazon packages and how to best get rid of them. 

We first tried to fill them with things and move them to the shed.  We did this for what we could but we still had a pile several feet long and many feet tall of cardboard boxes in our garage.  It was really hard to figure out what to do because we didn’t want to simply put these in the trash.  The next issue is that we are only able to recycle one trash can at a time and all these packages were simply not going to fit.  We tried just stacking some in the can, but that would literally take a year to recycle that way and we knew we were going to have to start breaking them down. 

So do the right thing and get a good knife and forget using scissors.  We had too many blisters to count.  A nice fixed blade knife and 20 minutes are all you need to break them down and put them in the recycling.  Be safe and keep our homes safe as well.