It seems like a lot of post office having problems handling mails. I've noticed that I have been getting empty mailbox since Saturday. I asked my sister if she has been getting mails, which she said no... and said my local post office is having problems lately. They were very slow to replace mail key and other things. All of this annoys me.. good thing almost all my bills are paperless but I am expecting a insurance renewal soon in the mail.
I do have 2 addresses -- my home and PO Box. Another reason for PO Box is less worry about mail theft...
I am lucky enough to live in a part of town where our mail is delivered all the way to the individual houses; not to a box on the street. So when I turned a small front porch into an entry I had a mail slot put in the outside door. Mail didn't pickup dampness on a rainy day like it would in an outside box when I was still working and not bringing it in until the end of the day. Don't have to worry about accumulation when gone since it drops into the house. I have not heard of mail being taken around here but it also protects against that.
I realize this is not an option for everyone but might be something to think about if your delivery permits it.
There has been an ongoing problem with mail in my neighborhood too. I live in a house on a street where we all have our own individual mailboxes like Jane, yet mail keeps not getting delivered or lost. Everyone keeps suspecting it is the mail carrier, but complaints to the post office have gotten us nowhere.
That’s really too bad. I’m a big fan of trying to do everything online these days, no more checkbooks, no more gift cards. That sort of thing.I had mail not delivered or sent mail lost. It’s a hassle to trace . Recently, my friend, sent a gift card to a relative and it managed to get lost or stolen. She said, it’s over the person spent that card and basically, a done deal.
That’s really too bad. I’m a big fan of trying to do everything online these days, no more checkbooks, no more gift cards. That sort of thing.
I so hate the junk mail. That is all I get these days with everything else being online. Catalogs no no no, flyers no no no. Don’t want any of it!Yep. I even do gift cards via online and send via email (just did one for a friend's anniversary)... or hand physical cards to people.
Though it is nice to get something in the physical mail other than bills, catalogs, stupid flyers once in a while .
Have any of you signed up for informed delivery emails? The USPS will send you an email with pics of the First Class mail that they have received for you
We did...hmm I don't remember if it was 'informed delivery' or just delivery notification but it was for the USPS.
When my parents sent out a box to Utah, Dad signed up for it (and signed me up too)...it was pretty good though the delivery date told to mom and the actual delivery date (some 2 days LATER) was annoying as hell. Dad even called the Utah post office to ask...guy on the other end was .. as my father called him.. a Fathead. He was zero help.
It was a box full of chocolate chip cookies (3 containers)...and 1 important thing- the important thing was what we were worrying about.