Earlier this month, I mentioned a web site to help you compare shipping costs. When shipping a package, you’ll want to know how much it weighs so you can know how to get the best deal on sending it.
But what if the box is so large that you can’t see the weight on your bathroom scale at home?
Get on the scale and weigh yourself. Then, grab the package and get back on the scale. Find the difference between the two numbers, and you should have your package’s weight.
I went to the site and found that for my three packages, it would be about $5 cheaper to go with UPS. But, I’d have to drive further than my post office, deal with evening rush hour traffic and stand in line for who knows how long.
Since I live superclose to a post office, I decided to drive by it to check out the line. There wasn’t one. Yeah, I could have saved $5, but it would have cost me at least a half an hour, if not more.
To me, my time was worth more than that $5 today.