Let's be honest...

One of the best feelings in the world is going to pick up your mail.

No, I'm not talking about sorting through all the bills that you received or leafing through all the junk mail you got.

It's that feeling when you see that Amazon package sitting by your front door or in your mailbox...

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USPS Changing Things Up in the Midwest

The USPS is actually asking people who have standalone, curbside mailboxes to upgrade to an extra-large mailbox.

These mailboxes are 13.63 inches wide x 7.75 inches tall on the sides, and 12 inches tall at center x 16.5 inches deep.

Also, these upgraded mailboxes fit on most standard posts.

 

Why Are They Asking Us to Do This?

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Unsplash - Brian Patrick Tagalog
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There are multiple reasons that the USPS is giving for the switch.

The goal with these larger boxes is to decrease the "need for notices-left and trips to the Post Office to retrieve a package."

Another reason has to do with the weather.

Have you ever come home from work one day to see a package on your front step that is absolutely drenched after being left out in the rain or snow?

If you have, you might be tempted to get one of these larger mailboxes.

The USPS also claims an extra-large mailbox, "holds the majority of mail, so packages get delivered the same time."

Where Can I Get the New Mailboxes?

If you are looking to upgrade to an extra-large mailbox, there are plenty of stores that sell them in Wisconsin.

The following stores sell USPS approved, package-friendly mailboxes:

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