Summer is finally here and many of us are making vacation travel plans. Where shall it be? A sunny beach, the majestic mountains or perhaps it’s an exotic location abroad? Wherever you go remember the U. S. Postal Service® is here to make going away a little easier by reminding you to place your mail on hold before you take that much deserved trip. You have two easy options to choose from: Holding MailIf you plan to be out of town on business or vacation, you may want to temporarily stop delivery of your mail. To have the Postal Service™ hold your mail up to 30 days,visit http://www.usps.com, call 1·800·ASK·USPS, or fill out a “Hold Mail” form at the Post Office™. When you return, you can either pick up your mail from the Post Office™ or have it delivered to your home. Premium Forwarding Service™Going away for a while? Have all your mail sent to you at your temporary location.Premium Forwarding Service™ is a domestic service that forwards ALL of your mail from your permanent address to a temporary address.Your mail will be forwarded to you on a weekly basis for a minimum of two weeks up to one year. You do not miss important mail while you are away—all your mail reaches you.One flat fee for each weekly Priority Mail® shipment plus an application fee.If you are a snowbird, college student, executive, individual with an extended family care situation, or away on extended vacation, all are possible candidates for Premium Forwarding Service™.Never again miss a mail delivery when you’re away from home. It is easy to enroll in Premium Forwarding Service™. Visit http://www.usps.com or your local Post Office™ to enroll.This VACAY choose one of these convenient mail services and you can pack “piece of mind” courtesy of the Postal Service™.Have a safe trip and don’t forget to send a postcard.
The bags are packed and you’re ready to go.Timers for lights set? Check.Refrigerator cleaned out? Check.Wait, what about the mail?Rather than hope little Johnny next door is willing to retrieve your mail every day in exchange for a box of salt water taffy from the beach, why not use the convenience of the Postal Service’s Hold Mail service?This service can conveniently be scheduled online at https://holdmail.usps.com/holdmail/ by calling 1-800-ASK-USPS, or by submitting a completed PS Form 8076, Authorization to Hold Mail, at your local Post Office. You can schedule the service 30 days in advance or by 2 a.m. Central time, Monday through Saturday, on the start date.So before you back out of the driveway and stop your car while exclaiming, “Hold on!” put the hold on your mail to ensure it’s safe and secure while you’re away.
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