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?