On the trauma scale, having your Sephora package stolen from your front porch, the contents ransacked, and the box hurriedly discarded in your neighbor’s bushes, isn’t really all that major. Technically, you can’t be much worse off than you were before having the package stolen, since you didn’t have the contents to begin with. But having a package stolen from your door does, at least, leave a pretty sour taste in your mouth. It’s a fairly benign violation, but a violation, nonetheless.
And I don’t know about you, but it seems to be happening more and more lately. Deliveries have to be monitored, parcels brought into safety as soon as humanely possible, lest a set of grabby hands make off with the skincare you so carefully selected for yourself.
The latest issue of House Beautiful magazine had a lengthy spread featuring their Whole Home Project, an entire house designed for the publication in collaboration with various sponsors. One of the primary features to catch my attention: “the porte cochere is home to a dedicated delivery closet.”
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A delivery closet?? Now that’s brilliant. And super luxe. And most probably unrealistic for the majority of the population. But it does bring to mind the possibility of parcel security, and how your average homeowner might go about achieving that…