When we need to mail a package, we can often save money buy printing and paying for Priority postage on the USPS website. I get free delivery confirmation. I can also schedule a pickup and save on gas. If something is small but heavy, the Flat Rate boxes can save a lot of money.
I also check prices at UPS too, some larger packages are cheaper than the Post Office. I also watch for mailing supplies when they are on sale at Walgreens or CVS, they run the bubble envelopes and tape often.
By Bobbie G from Rockwall, TX
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Another thing you can do with boxes that you get items in is: un-tape them and turn them inside out and re-tape them. You can then reuse them, even the ones with a lot of writing on the outside.
You can also order free mailing supplies from USPS.com. They have all different sizes of priority boxes and you can get them in bundles of 10 or 25, and, they deliver them to you for free. No cost at all! It's awesome! And 'click-n-ship' on their website is the best. Cheaper prices for paying online and your mail carrier picks it up for you, free service! And, you can order greeting cards that you can customize online with your own message ( and photos for no extra charge!) Then you enter the name and address and they will mail the card to whoever you want. Pay for the card and a stamp, easy as pie! Prices are similar to drugstore prices, but, you don't have to stand at the store with other people bugging you! You can order birthday, sympathy, invitations, etc. all from the comfort of your home! I love it!
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