(Closed) Random question about mail when moving

posted 5 years ago in Home
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Where will you be staying when you get down there? I would suggest getting a PO box (they are quite cheap) and having your mail forwarded there for awhile you are hunting. It makes it much easier than having it held in your old city. If you have it held and then put in the forwarding order, there’s a good chance some of it could get lost. I’m also not sure how long you can have stuff held.

Basically, you want to get your mail to the state you’re in, whether that is to a PO Box or held at the new location or sent to whever you are staying and then change your address again.

I have moved a BUNCH of times in the last year to a couple of temporary locations (offices, temporarily living with family, still owned my old home in another city), and a PO box was very nice to have.

 

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@yogaqueen:  Without knowing more about the situation (like if it is a military area or something), I feel like hoping for only a day or two in the hotel is being a little hopeful – unless maybe you’ve talked to the landlords already?

Leases shorter than a year can be hard to find, rentals can need cleaning before you move in, landlords may want to run credit checks, etc.

But… let’s say it’s only 3 or 4 days (which would be awesome)! I *believe* there is a way to have mail sent to “general delivery” at a post office in your new town, then you go pick it up there. Ask your post office about that option. I’ve always found the post office, especially in smaller towns, to be very helpful when I explain my situations.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

First of all…I love Butters!

 

Second, have you checked out usps.com yet? Maybe that would have some answers for you.

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