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Each Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Ray F., who shares a trick for receiving mail and packages when he’s out of town:

“We travel a great deal. We often have a neighbor pick up our mail daily for our return. With this service from the USPS, I see (at about 5am everyday) an email with a photograph of the front of every envelope or mailing piece. It is free.”

A great tip Thanks, Ray! For more tips meant to help you manage your mail while traveling, see:

How do you manage your mail while traveling?

Managing your mail from afar can be tricky, but it’s important, not least because a buildup of mail can tip off would-be burglars that your house is empty. How do you manage your mail while traveling? Do you ask a neighbor or friend for help? Do you alert the USPS? Share your experience and tips in the comments below!


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1 Comment On "Use This Reader Tip to Manage Your Mail While Traveling"
  1. Nancy DeWitt|

    For longer trips I always have USPS hold our mail, but that doesn’t solve the problem of UPS deliveries, tags that someone might hang on our door, etc. So I still pay a neighbor to come check for those each day. She’ll also water plants, turn on different lights, shovel snow, and check for problems.

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