Busiest Mailing Day

By: Emily Brown Email
By: Emily Brown Email

The United States Postal Service has declared Monday December 17th as the busiest mailing day of the year, but that's not to be confused with the busiest delivery day, which is this coming Wednesday.

The USPS says if Monday's mail was placed side by side, it would circle the globe six times. That's how high the volume is for mail carriers. Officials say that on average, they deliver 670 million pieces a day, but not on this day, when they will handle almost 900 million pieces of mail.

If you want to avoid all this, go to USPS.com where you can ship a package, purchase stamps, request a mail carrier, and print labels.

USPS also says you can bring your packages into the post office.

"Just have the label, and just come in. If it will fit in our box, just get our box, label it, put the address on it. Come right on through the line and we'll take care of you," says Roy Layman, the lead sales associate at the Mason Street USPS in Harrisonburg.

You can also help out postal workers by keeping your mailbox area clear of snow. They say if you can save them one minute of time, it can help them out, overall, by hours.

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