Before you make the terrifying trek to the Post Office, stop! It’s quick and easy to send mail from home through the USPS. Just use your mailbox!
First, make sure to seal your envelope properly. Next, make sure all your address information is filled out correctly. Finally, make sure you have the proper amount of postage. Here’s a quick tip: you can buy postage online with shipping software and skip the hassle of going to the Post Office! When you’re ready to send your mail off, simply place your envelope in your mailbox and lift the red flag UP. This signals to your local postal worker that you have mail waiting.
When the red flag is down again, you’ll know that your mail was picked up!
Packages are a Different Story
Heads up: unlike mail, USPS WON’T pick up your package unless you schedule it! They prefer people to schedule pickups for packages so postal workers can plan their routes accordingly. For example, they might park their truck closer to your house before they start walking around the neighborhood, so they can grab your package and put it in the truck first. It’s easy to schedule a pickup for your package. We’ve included some quick links below to get you started.