Mail Early

I (hope I) have learned to mail earlier rather than later.

I love sending packages to Loved Ones, and I always think they will take less time than they actually will.  Because of this, I end up paying more than I would if I had just packed it up and hauled it down to my cute little small-town post office, where they address you by name, a few days earlier!

I have, for sure, learned to never use those pre-paid return stickers for returning mail-order stuff.  They charge $6-7, or more, for something I can often mail myself for under $3.  I need the difference, you see, to pay for my procrastination, above.