Use the USPS mobile app to place a hold on your mail

In addition to gifts, seeing long-lost cousins and time off of work, holiday season means you’re likely to be traveling. For some the destination is a short drive; for others it’s a flight across the country.

For those spending extended time away from home, it’s a good idea to have the post office hold your mail while you’re gone. It’s something I often intend on doing, but forget to actually do.

Recently I discovered you can request to have your mail held using the USPS mobile app from any iPhone or Android device and my traveling life was changed forever. OK, maybe that’s a bit of an exaggeration. So instead let’s just say I no longer have an excuse — and now neither do you.  More