Skip Inconvenient Lines At The Post Office This Holiday Season

There are a lot of moving pieces during the holiday season. There are a lot of people who you want to let know that you love them and are thinking about them, especially those who you don’t live close to.

Once you’ve figured out what you want to get everyone, and once you’ve purchased all your gifts, then it’s time to get tricky with shipping and not waste time at the post office this year. First of all, if you are someone who loves to online shop, utilizing many company’s free gift-wrapping and shipping deals is a serious lifesaver. If you prefer to ship things a little more personally, then the U.S. Postal Service has some tips to help you out.

To help alleviate postal stress and delay, you can even get most of these things done all online without stepping foot into a post office. USPS is reminding people that you can request free shipment of flat-rate priority mail boxes on the USPS website. They’ll mail you the size of boxes you need, and all you have to do is shove your carefully wrapped gift in there and pay for the flat-rate shipping cost.

When you’re ready to ship, you can make an online account for the USPS website, and then you’re able to both purchase and print postage for your packages from home. You’ll have to weigh any non-flat-rate boxes yourself. Don’t forget to buy some stamps for your holiday cards, too!

When all your postage is paid, printed, and affixed, you can request a USPS package pickup from essentially any address that is convenient for you with no extra charge! The United States Postal Service has totally got your back this year!