Stay in touch by mail wherever you go If you are away from home for an extended period of time it is a good idea to use postal mail forwarding so that you don’t miss any important communication while you are away. Postal mail forwarding is a service we usually think of when we move home permanently, and going to the post office and getting your mail sent forward to your new address is a routine part of a major move. But, it is a good idea to use postal mail forwarding whenever you are to be away from home for more than a couple of weeks. You would not want to miss any important time bound information, or have mail go missing from your mail box, or present an easy target for thieves because of a pile of mail stacked outside your door. Mail forwarding is actually quite easy and can be done online or at the post office. The form used for postal mail forwarding requires that you fill in your full name, permanent address, temporary or new address and the date from which you would like your mail to be forwarded. If it’s a temporary move then you would need to also write down the date from which you would like your mail to be delivered at your permanent address. This from can be filled out for a single person or for all the members of a family. There are some situations where you are either not going to be at one address for long enough to receive mail that has been forwarded to you in a timely manner or you are overseas, where the USPS cannot deliver mail. This situation calls for private mail forwarding services, which receive your mail at their address, repackage it and send it on to you when you are ready for it anywhere in the world. There are many such organizations that offer a wide range of mail forwarding services which are really useful for someone on the move.