What do you do with previous tenants' mail?

posted 3 years ago in Home
Post # 3
Member
3280 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I have an apartment at school and right now we have a pile of previous tentants mail sitting on the counter. It will probably be there all year as we are too lazy/don’t know what to do with it lol

Post # 4
Member
1779 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@MrsWinTraining2014:  That’s what we do. We also put ‘addressee no longer at residence’ on it so they know why they are getting it back.

Post # 5
Member
3199 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsWinTraining2014:  if i don’t know the tenant, i do what you are doing. however, we met the previous tenant for our current apartment, and i email her if we get mail from her. they changed their address, though, so its rare that we get any for them.

Post # 6
Member
3828 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

I put RTS (return to sender) and pop it back in the mail.  

Post # 7
Member
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@MrsWinTraining2014: Write “Return to Sender.”

It is up to the tenant to update their own address and get a mail forwarding service at the post office until the change happens.

Post # 8
Member
3635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Ugh.  When my husband bought his house I don’t think they changed their address.  At first we returned it to sender.  Then we started to keep a pile of it and tried to get ahold of their realtor and find where they went so we could give it to them.  Then we started to just shred it – their bad.

Post # 9
Member
3596 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I also put return to sender on it and send it back

 

Post # 10
Member
2150 posts
Buzzing bee

Throw it out. If they aren’t smart enough to forward their address with the post office or the sender, oh well, not my problem.

We did get a package at our house for the girl who recently moved out. Apparently she didn’t change her address before confirming her order (wtf?). So I called our landlord, who then called the previous tenant and she picked it up. She didn’t seem like the sharpest tool in the shed when I met her.

Post # 11
Member
1254 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I send it back! 

Post # 12
Member
2565 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I put “no longer at this address, return to sender”.  When I lived in a condo in undergrad, I got mail for the woman who lived there before the person my parents bought it from, who had lived there for 10 years!

Post # 13
Member
477 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

RETURN TO SENDER for a year, then after that tossed things out (except for one or two official-looking items which I wrote RTS).

Post # 14
Member
2675 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI

If it is obviously junk mail – i.e. flyers, sales ads, lower your rate now! Etc..I toss it in my recycling. If it looks important, I will mark return to sender. This rarely happens to me – it is usually all junk mail.

Last winter however, when opening a lot of Christmas cards I accidently opened one that was not addressed to me. I did not look closely at the envelope before opening it. Inside the card was clearly made out to “Jane” with a check for $100, signed “Love, Grandma & Grandpa. ” I felt horrible that I had opened it! I also didn’t feel comfortable trying to reseal it and send it back, so I stuck it in a new envelope mailed it back with a note explaining I had accidently opened the card and that the intended receiver was no longer at my address. I got a card back thanking me for what I did and that they really appreciated it. I’m now a little more careful when opening my mail, just in case!

Post # 15
Member
9137 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 2013 - St. Augustine Beach, FL

If it’s junk mail, I toos it.  If it looks important I write “Return to Sender, No Longer at Address”.

Post # 16
Member
11740 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

If it’s something important, I write “not at this address” and drop it in the outgoing mail.  If it’s junk (catalogs, ads, etc), I just throw it away.

Leave a comment


Sent weekly. You may unsubscribe at any time.

Find Amazing Vendors