Traveling and being away from home for long periods of time is tough because of how out of touch you may feel from your home life. The normal everyday routine temporarily doesn’t exist and while that’s basically the whole point of traveling, it’s still nice to be able to have access to some creature comforts. One of these creature comforts is seeing your physical mail delivered to your home or apartment.

Fortunately, there’s a way to see exactly which mail pieces are being delivered to your home daily.

US Postal Service’s Informed Delivery

Though this service is nothing new, I’ve really gotten some great value from it. The USPS allows you to sign up for what they call Informed Delivery which is a free service that delivers daily digests of the mail set to be delivered to your residence that day.

Mail isn’t the only thing you can track with Informed Delivery — packages too!

Final Word

Whether you’re in your own city or across the world laying in a hammock at an overwater bungalow in the Maldives, you’ll be able to see exactly what mail and/or packages are being delivered to your house and when.

Now if you’re accessing your USPS account and checking anything that may display personal information such as your home address or personal mail, it’s always a great idea to use a VPN service to encrypt your information and keep it secure. I don’t want to be on a soapbox, but I feel I owe it to everyone to continually preach data security.

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“Fortunately, there’s a way to see exactly which mail pieces are being delivered to your home daily.” Uh, no. You do NOT see exactly what is delivered. In fact, it’s a selection. For whatever reason my service shows me photos of pretty much every piece of junk mail and only occasionally mail I care about. Add to that, just because they send you the image doesn’t mean that piece will be in today’s mail or even tomorrow’s. I have found this “Informed Delivery” to be totally random and pretty much a waste. Besides, all it shows me is what came… Read more »