Postal Service Says Montana Residents Must Check Mailboxes Now

If you are a Montana resident who gets their mail delivered to them in a mailbox, the United States Postal Service is asking you to check your mailbox immediately.

It's not a life-or-death situation, but it is something that needs to be taken care of as soon as possible to avoid injury to both you and your mail carrier.

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Why You Need To Check Your Montana Mailbox

You may be reading this and thinking to yourself that I'm exaggerating the urgency of checking your mailbox, but honestly, I'm not.

This is so important to the United States Postal Service that they have even sent out a bulletin.

The reason for all this hoopla is that it is Mailbox Improvement Week, and the USPS is asking for your help.

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Your Damaged Mailbox Could Hurt You Or Your Mail Carrier

The United States Postal Service designates the third full week of May as Mailbox Improvement Week.

They ask that you clear out any plants or vegetation near the mailbox and examine it for any hazards like sharp edges or loose hinges that could cause injuries.

Damaged mailboxes are no joke, as an average of 34,000 injuries happen to mail carriers each year.

While we might not think about our mailboxes very often, it's a good idea to add them to the list of things to check on for regular household maintenance.

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