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Old 10-28-2016, 09:30 AM   #1
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I have read through some previous posts on mail forwarding options, but most seem to apply to full-timers. This will be our first winter gone for 3 months, will be travelling to multiple different locations in Florida. I noticed that people were posting about doing research regarding tax laws etc before choosing a mail forwarding service. Is that just for full timing?
Do not want family to need to do this for us, would appreciate some insights from others.
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You don't need to be a fulltimer to use a mail order service. It is just a mailing address. We used to fulltime (and can't wait to get back to it) so I have a service as well as our house address. When we left for a 3 month trip this summer I had the post office forward all of our mail to that address. I then had the service forward it to me where I was. One thing though, the junk mail stuff still gets delivered to your mailbox at home. I had a neighbor pick that up and throw it away. One or two things got through to the house mailbox but he just saved those for us.
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Old 10-29-2016, 05:45 AM   #3
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I appreciate the feedback and just have to figure out which company🙂
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Old 10-29-2016, 06:02 AM   #4
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We moved our permanent / local mailing address to a UPS store that is very convienient to our home, and have migrated almost all of our mailing addresses to that location. However, some mail (very little, mostly legal type things such as drivers liscenes, vehicle registration, etc.) still goes to our street address.

When we are gone, we put a "forward" on our street address mail to the UPS store.

The UPS store will send us our mail as requested to any location, and also will trash obvious junk mail and also ask if you want magazines sent. The other nice thing about a UPS store address, is that you never have to worry about a package being left on your door step. And, since we get very little mail anyway, we only pick it up at the UPS store when we are home every few days. We have been very pleased how his has worked out.

The only glitch has been a few places seem to have a very hard time understanding (for some reason) that you have a mailing address and street address, so we've had a couple challenges with that getting fixed......

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Old 10-29-2016, 10:11 AM   #5
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We do much like Betr2Trvl except we forward to our daughter's house (4 months a year) instead of a UPS store account. We get most bills and such electronically, so there is very little paper mail and she can send to us in an envelope if needed (USPS, UPS, etc).

USPS Temporary Forwarding works well as long as you aren't trying to change the destination address every few days or weeks. Since you will be moving around, it's best if you have a relative or friend be the middle man, or hire a mail service company if you have no one to trust.
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