Thursday, June 17, 2010

A New Mailbox - A Dry Newspaper...

Although my mail goes to a box at the post office, I am going to put up a mailbox at the end of my driveway. I get two newspapers delivered daily and when it rains, my papers end up in a puddle every time.

Residential Mailboxes have come a long way since that rusted box on the rickety post. Not only am I going for functionality and stability, but curbside decor. We've done a good amount of work here, and I want the front of the house to reflect that. I want to show off just a little.

Mailboxes are a great way to set the tone for the decor of the house and the yard. When we decorate our houses and yards, we often overlook our mailboxes, which is the first thing a guest sees. My mailbox will be used only to receive a newspaper, but I still want it to reflect the decor of the house and be different from the others on the street.

Once I install my new mailbox, I think I will attach a little note for my paper guy. I'll include a tip and ask if he can cease delivery to the puddle.


  1. Can you actually use the 'mail' box for newspaper delivery? I wonder. I'd suggest you mark the 'reveiving' box you put up with something like 'for newspapers only'.

    I think there is a regulation (somewhere), that if you have mail delivered to your home, nothing else can be put into it.

    I know you said you get your mail at the P.O., but a mail box at home will collect junk mail from the letter carrier. Just my 2 cents worth.

  2. OK. You can oput the box up for the paper but your mail person will probabbly think you want delivery to it in addition to your PO. Just let them know at the PO that you only want first class and that should solve the problem of excess junk mail. PS. I love when people take care of the little the mailbox. :)


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