Tulsa Post Offices prepare for busiest mailing day


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Updated: 12/14/2012 11:22 am Published: 12/14/2012 11:19 am


  The presents are brought and Christmas cards written, now it's time to mail them off. The problem is many people are thinking the same thing you are.  In fact, Monday, December 17th, is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the holiday season.
 
   An estimated 658 million pieces of mail will be sent off that one day, but with a little planning you can avoid the holiday mailing rush.
 
The United States Post Office near 51st and Sheridan is one the busiest post offices in Tulsa. USPS Supervisor, Beth Fisk, said long lines can be expected on Monday. She recommends making your trip to the post office at off-peak times to avoid the crowds.
   
"You don't want to come when we open or around lunch time,” she explained. “There's always a rush right at the end when we are about to close."

Also, you can pack up your presents at home ahead of time.  

First pick the right box size making sure you don’t leave much extra room around the present.  You can use packing peanuts or newspaper for padding, especially with fragile items. Then tape it up and you can print out a shipping label here at https://cns.usps.com/go

  Fisk said only place it on one side of the box. If you are reusing any old boxes make sure you remove old shipping labels.

  Here are the holiday mailing deadlines:
  December 20- First class
  December 21- Priority
  December 22- Express

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