If there is one good thing to come out of the pandemic, it’s the global realisation that we can, in fact, work from home.
While most managers used to go on and on about not being able to monitor their staff, not being able to communicate well and on time, and finding any excuse to keep employees working from offices, we have proven to each other (and ourselves) that working from home is in fact possible. And that it can be quite a refreshment.
There are of course numerous challenges that come with remote work – and we are not trying to deny any of them. The mere fact that you are basically accountable to no one but yourself means you have to exercise some massive willpower to go to work, and stay at work, day in and day out.
The proximity of the TV, the couch and the fridge can easily translate into “let me just take a bit of a break” too.
And, of course, there are the distractions. Kids, spouses, pets, neighbours and deliveries all conspire to interrupt your thoughts and mess with your productivity.
If you plan on working from home for the considerable future, whether you are an entrepreneur who has just launched their own home-based business or if your company has adopted remote work as the new normal, let us help eliminate one of these distractions efficiently and effortlessly.
Introducing the I Love Parcels parcel boxes – your ticket to a smoother WFH experience.
No Doorbell Rings, a Few Phone Calls
One of the consequences of the pandemic that is certainly here to stay, at least for a while longer, is our newfound habit of online shopping. Even food deliveries have been on the rise, not to mention deliveries of non-essential items.
When you work from home, you are able to take possession of all of these deliveries as they arrive – much better than having to drive over to the post office to pick a parcel up after work.
However, frequent deliveries also mean frequent interruptions. The doorbell keeps going, and you keep having to leave your desk, open the door, have a chat with the delivery man, and then put your parcel somewhere where it won’t distract you.
How often are you able to resist the temptation of opening it right away?
With one of our parcel boxes, you won’t have to get up and go to the door at all. You will likely need to pick the phone up and kindly ask the delivery man to leave your parcel in the parcel box (and perhaps tell them where it’s located). And that’s it.
Of course, you will still have to resist the temptation of going right out and opening the parcel. But it should be an easier task.
No Self-Imposed Breaks and Stress
We all tend to get a bit fidgety when we’re expecting a parcel, especially when we have a precise estimated arrival date and time. We keep checking our phone, looking out the window, and walking out front just to check if the parcel may have been left there.
This of course affects our productivity very badly, and our focus and output tend to diminish.
With a parcel box, you can teach yourself to eliminate these distracting thoughts, as you are well aware of the fact that the parcel will be safe and secure, whenever it does arrive. Once delivery men get used to the fact that you have one, they won’t even call you up to ask if you are home. All you’ll have to do is check the parcel box, like you would your mailbox, every day or so.
No Interruptions at Awkward Times
Murphy’s law tends to spring into action every time a parcel delivery and a meeting, a shower, or a number two find themselves in close proximity.
Chances are the bell won’t go while you are taking a break, having a cup of coffee, or aimlessly scrolling through your phone.
A parcel is much more likely to arrive just as you are getting to the crucial part of your sales pitch to a new client over a video meeting, are lathering your hair up in the shower, or are in the middle of a call from nature you can’t possibly postpone.
Having a parcel box means you never have to suffer these kinds of interruptions again. Worst case scenario, you have to answer your phone and give brief instructions to the person delivering your package. Most ecommerce websites allow you to note any special delivery requests though, so you can clearly indicate you own a parcel box, and ask your parcel to be placed there.
Freedom to Shop and Ability to Be Helpful
Naturally, a parcel box also allows you to shop with peace of mind. You no longer have to worry about awkward delivery times, expensive shipping or any other restrictions. Even though you are technically home, you can be deep into a proposal or a report and not have to even think about the delivery.
It also enables you to become the favourite member of your family and friendship group, as you are able to lend your address and post box to others. People in your circle don’t have to worry about their own deliveries, if they simply order their important parcels with your info. They can go about their workday, and drop in with a bar of chocolate or a bottle of wine to say thank you and pick their parcel up.
They might be tempted to get their own though, once they realise how helpful it truly is.
To Sum It Up
Our parcel box can make your working from home life and career that much more stress-free and simple. Especially if you receive a lot of business-related deliveries as well.
All you have to do is browse our product categories, find a parcel box size, colour and installation mode you like, and place your order. We promise that our delivery will be one of the last ones you actually have to receive in person.