My New Year’s Resolution

Boxed Wholesale Delivery Service

This month, I made a random-but-life-changing New Year’s resolution: We will not run out of toilet paper this year. Or paper towels. Or toothpaste. Or peanut butter.

Until recently, we were ALWAYS running out of key supplies at the last minute. The basic cycle: We’re out of something essential, panic ensues, and I head to the drugstore with two little boys in tow. The trip home involves juggling bags, the stroller and the kids for five blocks, and then up the three flights of stairs to our apartment. Ends in tears! Especially in the rain or snow.

Now, enter Boxed, a brilliant service that delivers household products and groceries in bulk right to your door. Here are six reasons we love it…

Boxed Wholesale Delivery Service

1. Wholesale prices. Almost everything Boxed carries is discounted (I was thrilled at the prices versus drugstores and supermarkets), and there’s no membership fee. Their own brand of household supplies, Prince & Spring, is especially affordable and has nice packaging.

2. Quick delivery. Whether you order online or with the app, it’s a simple, fast process. All orders arrive within 1-3 business days anywhere in the contiguous U.S. and ship free over $50.

Boxed Wholesale Delivery Service

3. Great curation. Boxed not only offers beloved brands like Ziploc, Cheerios and Oral-B, but they also curate locally made products, depending on where you live. For example, these mini stroopwafels are delicious, and our family has long loved New York-based Peanut Butter & Co.

Boxed Wholesale Delivery Service

4. Feeling like a grownup. Since items are delivered in bulk, our linen closet and pantry are now stocked with everything we need for months. Months! (Insert dancing emoji here.)

5. A super nice company. Boxed is all about surprises and delights. They often send along freebies that they think you’ll like and every box includes a hand-written thank you note.

Boxed Wholesale Delivery Service

6. The box itself! After I put everything away, the boys inevitably transform the box into a boat, car or house. (Boxed will even sometimes send along stickers for kids to decorate with.)

If you’d like to try it, Boxed is offering 20% off the first order, plus free shipping, with the code BOXEDOFJO, good until March 5th.

Thank you so much, Boxed!

(This post is sponsored by Boxed, a genius start-up that has made our life 1,000 times easier. Thank you for supporting the brands the support Cup of Jo. Photos by Nicki Sebastian for Cup of Jo.)

  1. So gonna try Boxed out! Thanks!

  2. Angela says...

    Thanks for sharing this discount code! I doubled up the deals and used an American Express offer to save even more $$$. Can’t wait for my first shipment to arrive : )

  3. Amazing resolution, and ain’t that the truth! Always (!!!) running out of something key. I’ve never heard of Boxed before, but I’ll check it out! Thanks for the post! This is great.

    -Dara
    http://www.peoniesandhoneybees.com

  4. Lisa C says...

    Good resolution! Mine is to put things back after I take them out, so everything has a place. xo

  5. Maywyn says...

    Great service. Thank you for the recommend
    Not running out of stuff can be a life changing experience. “OH, I have more!” Beautiful words.

  6. oleandra says...

    Is that shelf with all the different colored fabrics a shelf of folded pillowcases? Or towels? Either way, really beautiful fabrics. Have you ever thought of writing about where to get sheets? I would love to know where you source your different sheets and towels. I spent forever looking for beautiful, simple sheets that I would love and it was so difficult to find. Also would love to know how you arrange and organize your linen closet if you are so compelled to write about it!

  7. Meg says...

    This is interesting — they are selling a number of Costco brand groceries and other items. Are they Costco’s hipper younger sister? As in, are they owned by Costco but going for a younger/hipper demographic?

    • We also love this book!

    • Stephanie says...

      That’s was my favorite book from childhood and I was reminded of it by this post as well. I still have my original copy (I’m 42!) that I have read to both my kids as well as the first graders I used to teach. ❤️

  8. Thank sor this! i never heard of it until today and placed my first order! Saved a bundle and I dont have to send my hubby to Costco!

  9. Lauren says...

    Dude, Joanna, you always share great stuff. Just placed my first order.

  10. sharon says...

    Hi Joanna, as usual, I love your outfit. Can you tell me where your top and jeans are from? Thank you!

  11. kates says...

    While I’ll admit it sounds convenient (although you then have to coordinate being around for the delivery) the last thing the already crowded streets of Brooklyn need is another delivery truck! This sort of business is also a factor that contributes to the closing of local grocery stores -something that has been happening in Brooklyn as well as many parts of NYC and other cities. Shopping local not only contributes to the fabric of our community but is also a greener way to shop.

    • Victor says...

      They deliver via UPS, so it isn’t adding delivery trucks. In my Brooklyn walk-up at least, I do not need to be home when UPS comes – they inevitably are able to leave the package inside the foyer.

      Buying paper towels and toilet paper at Rite Aid or CVS does not exactly qualify as shopping local. I think if you asked true small local retailers how they feel about drug stores in their community, they would not have kind things to say. But if Boxed is harming anyone it is Costco, and I don’t think of Costco as a special retailer that deserves our collective protection.

  12. Sara says...

    I actually just did this too! I am a notorious hoarder of TP and such but I thought it might be nice just to have it all sent to us without having to remember to go buy more. I used the Target subscription service as well as Amazon. Here is to 2016!

  13. nicky says...

    This service beats the membership fees, pilgrimage and long lines to Costco. Still love trying the Costco free samples though, and you can’t beat those churros as a rewarding treat at the end.

  14. Adrianne says...

    Thanks for featuring this company! I’ve been using Boxed for a few months and love it! I also have 2 little boys, so the delivery is amazing. Also, their selection of organic and natural snacks is impressive. I don’t feel like I’m compromising quality for convenience.

  15. Alex McKellar says...

    I love ordering in bulk! I order my toilet paper here in Australia through a company called “Who Gives A Crap” haha…..

    • Joanna Goddard says...

      oh my gosh, that is hilarious. i’m laughing out loud.

    • Anya says...

      Funny but also an excellent way of giving back – 50% of their profits go to building toilets in the developing world……so you really do get to ‘give a crap’!!

  16. Allison says...

    Having to store a bulk quantity doesn’t seem very compatible with small space living. We just shop twice a week (on foot or bike) and it’s pretty hard to run out of basics on a frequent schedule as long as you remember put them on your list. I think I’d actually be more likely to forget to restock if I got used to always having more in the cupboard.

    • Emily says...

      I can’t help but agree with Allison. Buying in bulk doesn’t guarantee you won’t run out of things in the future. Noticing when you are getting low and then buying it will. Also if you do run out you usually need it NOW, not in 1-3 days after they deliver.

  17. You are officially a grown up!! I applaud you xx

  18. Taylor Jacob says...

    This is so cool! It’s like costco from my couch! I am ALWAYS running to the store for paper towels and toilet paper! Thank you so much for the discount code.

  19. Soumary says...

    Great resource, Joanna. Grocery shopping in NYC is the worst. And to further save your sanity… you can try zero waste. Swap paper towels for re-usable dish cloths & microfiber cloths, paper tissues for cloth hankies, plastic zip bags for old PB jars, single use cleaning supplies for baking soda & vinegar, etc. I started this transition recently and hardly need to re-stock. It’s quite liberating and fun. I think you’d love it.

    • Libbynan says...

      This is the best idea. I recently bought reusable bamboo paper towels on QVC. They are amazing! You can wash them in your washer and air-dry. They just get softer and more absorbent. I gave a roll to my OCD neat freak sister and she is in love. I have had these for about six months and have only torn six or seven off the roll and only thrown one away. At this rate they should last ten years, heh.

    • Amy P says...

      Libbynan – Do they work well for bacon grease? That’s the main reason I use paper towel in my house; otherwise it’s usually cloths or rags depending on the mess. Just not sure if it would be a good idea in the washer….

  20. Sounds like a very useful service! We are so lucky to live near a Costco – I swear my husband is obsessed with that place. But this reminds me of why I love getting my Honest diapers bundle monthly – it’s been such a gift never needing to worry about running to get diapers – we always have the perfect amount!

    xoxo http://www.touchofcurl.com

  21. Elisa says...

    Great idea for NYC!! One of our life savers is keeping a magnetic pad of paper on our refrigerator. We have a running list going so we don’t forget what we need at the store. Total life saver!

  22. Great resolution! The planner in me always stocks us with our essentials so we don’t run out. I think Boxed sounds great for city living! I appreciate all the other great suggestions posted! My resolution is to get 100% control of our budget so I’m gonna look into Google express, Instacart & prima pantry! I’m thinking of canceling our Costco card since the main thing we purchase is paper goods and diapers!

    Lendy
    http://www.twoplusluna.com

  23. Fern says...

    I used boxed once and was happy with the service and quick shipping. However, after using a similar promo for my first order, no other promo codes were available — so ultimately after that first purchase, it’s cheaper to buy with amazon (subscribe and save), target.com, or just stocking up at a real store. Just check your stash prior to each shopping trip.

  24. Heather says...

    What’s your trick for folding sheets?! Looks so organized. Linen closet envy.

  25. How ironic that I was about to renew my Costco membership today, and then I saw this! This is brilliant—most of the time I am just buying paper products and contact lens solution from Costco, and this saves so much time plus the cost of a membership. Can’t wait to try Boxed!

  26. Kelly says...

    For your Canadian readers well.ca offers a similar service and customer service is awesome!

    • Sandy says...

      Yes, I agree!

    • kristi says...

      thanks for the CDN tip!

  27. meg says...

    Great idea!

    Boxes offer such fantastic creative play! When I was a kid, our parents (both artists) made a playhouse with a door, windows with shutters and a fireplace by cutting and painting a refrigerator carton.

    Have you see this sweet, short documentary about a boy who makes an arcade out of cardboard?
    http://cainesarcade.com/

  28. Kate says...

    I love your resolution. 😊 This will bring everybody’s stress level down.

  29. because i live in nyc and don’t own a car, i always wayyyy over-purchase on items like this! i once had my entire bathroom vanity FILLED to the brim with extra toilet paper from a costco run in nj :) at least i won’t run out for the rest of 2016!!!

    hammyta.wordpress.com

  30. Alice Quin says...

    Thanks for the promo code!! This sounds like a lifesaver (or at least a sanity saver) . I am always running out of toilet paper when I have friends over and it is so embarrassing!

  31. Helen says...

    Awesome resolution! Boxed sounds like a life-changer.

  32. Charlotte K says...

    Isn’t it wonderful? I don’t use that vendor but I have various ones that bring things right to my house. Toilet paper! Coffee! I even have a milk man. So the most important items for our household are COVERED!

  33. This sounds like a silly question – but if they don’t require a membership and shipping is free over $50 how does this company sustain itself/makes money?! Sounds like a dream!!
    http://www.kelseymarie.co

  34. Kopi-susu says...

    Don’t you guys have Google shopping express? Local delivery services always seem to come out as a smarter choice vs companies shipping to you ( with the possible exception of Amazon, but they can support taking a loss on retail with cloud services revenue for only so long…)

    For example, boxed is offer *on sale* a 480 count package of Lysol wipes for 13.49 ,and that’s assuming you’re not paying for shipping with your first order. Google express offers the same item for 9.99, delivered from Costco, or you can get 2 packs of 240 for 5.00 each from Staples.

    Even with the discount code thru your site, Shopping Express is a better deal. Same is true for every other site like this that has come along lately, business plans based on the idea people aren’t going to figure out how much they are being upcharged for service. Didn’t Safeway just settle a lawsuit for not disclosing that their delivery prices were higher than their store prices? I wouldn’t use, or invest, in these companies, they are up against Goliaths with very deep pockets and long horizons.

  35. This is genius and exactly what I want to do. I am so busy not to mention not having a car anymore,that its hard to shop then drag it all here; and since its getting very cold I don’t want to be bothered. Thanks for the promo.

  36. This is such a cool service, I’ve never thought of using something like this!
    Thanks for sharing,
    Lucy xoxo

  37. KC says...

    How does this work with those who have… er… “petite” living spaces with even more “petite” storage? We’ve generally had to sort of pick our battles on what gets bought in bulk vs. what gets re-bought in smaller sizes only when we’re running low, but if there are Amazing Ways to make large packages of things all fit at the same time, I’d love to hear it!

    • Rowena says...

      Thanks for sharing, placed my first order just now!
      @KC you can really make it work! I’ve always lived in teeny apartments and this is how I do bulk: I use ‘out of sight out of mind’ spaces for the big ones like toilet paper and paper towel, so linen closet, the shoe floor, top of the closet and neatly under the bed. It’s amazing how much room we have when you look up above eye level! Also for toilet paper, I have a nice standing TP holder that fits 4 rolls, and I always keep it topped up, so there’s less space needed to store away TP. I am addicted to my OXO containers which really help save space in my pantry for big boxes of cereal, pasta, rice etc. And I use vacuum bags to store away anything I don’t use everyday, making room for things I do use everyday!

  38. jen says...

    try instacart! i use it to buy bulk goods from costco. toilet paper, paper towel, detergent and a case of chard annoy :) all delivered in an hour for $3.99. genius!

  39. Carole says...

    Amazing! I am in Canada so cannot try this but it looks awesome! Where are all your lovely tea towels from?? So lovely!

  40. Elizabeth says...

    We just placed our first order with them on Saturday and the box was delivered today! For those who like Annie’s snacks, the prices are amazingly cheaper than anywhere else!

  41. Sarah says...

    This really struck me. You could never leave your house and there is a subscription service for everything! Crazy times. But also amazing what technology has done. For these things, we go to Costco. Wouldn’t miss the free samples :)

    • Colleen says...

      Costco + teaming up with husband to watch kids while shopping on weekend = godsend! I could really resolve to get kids to activities on time this year though 😄

  42. I’m curious how this compares or is better than Prime Pantry through Amazon?

    • Me too! And how it compares to Costco?

    • Lucy says...

      We found prices are better on Boxed than Prime Pantry, but selection is a bit more limited. It’s similar prices to in-store Costco and a very similar stock of items (my husband commented that it looked like someone had gone down the Costco aisles and just picked stuff out from there), but the selection is smaller.

  43. What a great idea! I wonder if there is something similar in the UK…we are always having to bring the box of tissues into the bathroom…or I load the washing machine to find the fabric softener is empty! Here’s to being a real grown up!!

  44. Kelsey says...

    I’ve been using the app Stash for years and it has absolutely changed my life. It’s really similar to Boxed but it’s just for beauty and household products (no food) — it sources the lowest price from Sephora, Nordstrom, drugstore.com (and others), and you always get free samples. It’s a little dangerous, but I love it!