Did you know that the US Post office will ship items other than boxes?  They do!  Did you know you can mail anything that will take a stamp and weighs less than 13ounces without a box? There's a small fee that goes along with this, but as long as it's less than 108" total (like the FAA for carry-ons - length+width+height) you're a go. Itís really fun to mail random items that are 13 ounces or less.  Iíve shipped flip flops (one each week), a t-shirt in a plastic tube, Easter Eggs filled with candy, and much more. 

Each Easter I send my grandparents huge plastic Eggs that are filled with a small serving of candy. 

About a week before Easter I buy the eggs, candy that will fit into the Eggs, print shipping labels, and use packing tape to secure the egg. 

I always get a few chuckles when I show up at the Post Office with a basket full of Easter Eggs to ship.  Some people will just slap some stamps on the items and send the item on itís way but I never seem to have stamps. 

For more ideas of items you can ship through the mail check out the Giverís Log.

 

If you don't see the snow pictures, please view the blog at http://www.adventureswithgadgetgirl.com to view pictures associated with this post.

Connect with Adventures with Gadget Girl on Facebook or at holan@adventureswithgadgetgirl.com

Did you know that the US Post office will ship items other than boxes?  They do!  Did you know you can mail anything that will take a stamp and weighs less than 13ounces without a box? There's a small fee that goes along with this, but as long as it's less than 108" total (like the FAA for carry-ons - length+width+height) you're a go. Itís really fun to mail random items that are 13 ounces or less.  Iíve shipped flip flops (one each week), a t-shirt in a plastic tube, Easter Eggs filled with candy, and much more. 

Each Easter I send my grandparents huge plastic Eggs that are filled with a small serving of candy. 

About a week before Easter I buy the eggs, candy that will fit into the Eggs, print shipping labels, and use packing tape to secure the egg. 

I always get a few chuckles when I show up at the Post Office with a basket full of Easter Eggs to ship.  Some people will just slap some stamps on the items and send the item on itís way but I never seem to have stamps. 

For more ideas of items you can ship through the mail check out the Giverís Log.

 

If you don't see the snow pictures, please view the blog at http://www.adventureswithgadgetgirl.com to view pictures associated with this post.

Connect with Adventures with Gadget Girl on Facebook or at holan@adventureswithgadgetgirl.com