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Will You Miss Door-to-Door Mail Delivery?

Will You Miss Door-to-Door Mail Delivery?

Working from home, I hear the clank of our letter box closing after a visit from Canada Post.  It's usually around 2pm and as soon as I hear it I scurry down the stairs to see what I've been left.

Since I moved into this home over three months ago, the mail delivered to my door breaks down as follows:

  • 50% junk mail
  • 25% mail for previous residents
  • 20% banking statements for my wife
  • 5% mail for me
  • 0% personal mail, other than a thank you card if we attended a wedding or shower

Canada Post has announced it is phasing out door-to-door delivery of regular mail over the next five years.  For many reading this, you're already making a short trek to community mailboxes.  Soon, I'll know what that's like.

I won't miss door-to-door mail delivery, because I already get and pay my invoices online and all personal communication I get is either in person, on the phone or via email / Twitter / Facebook or other digital means.  I just hope there's a big recycling bin by my community mailbox so I don't have to lug all the junk mail home.

How about you? Will you miss door-to-door mail delivery?

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