If you have ever moved to a new location, then you are more than familiar with the process of filling out forms form the United States Post Office in order to have your mail forwarded to you. This is the only way that you can be sure to get your mail sent to your new address. But what if you don’t have an actual address? If you are a full-time traveller, you really don’t even need an address as you are only going to stay in one location for a month at the longest. So, what are you supposed to do if you need to get mail with this type of lifestyle?
Luckily for you, there are actually more and more people who are making the transition to a digital location/nomad type of lifestyle. If this is you, you more than likely work and live online. With that being said, shouldn’t you be able to have a virtual mailing address as well? While that is not quite possible yet and you wait for the rest of the world to catch up, you are still going to need to establish some type of address, even if you are not physically living there. Here is everything you need to know about setting yourself up with an online mailbox from DakotaPost.
Get Yourself a Virtual Mailbox
For starters, be sure that you are converting as much stuff as possible over to electronic delivery. This should be the very first thing that you do if you are planning on living a traveller’s lifestyle. It will not only get most of your bills and other stuff sent straight to you, but it will also allow you to monitor all of the important stuff that you should be watching.
Credit card statements, bank statements and insurance renewals are only a sample of what you can convert to paperless billing. As long as you can have everything sent to your email address, you will always be in the know when it comes to your important information.
Find a Physical Mailing Address
If you are travelling abroad, it doesn’t necessarily matter whether or not you have an actual physical mailing address. However, there are going to be certain things that will require you to have an actual address, those being taxes, your driver’s license and voting to name a few. So, what are you supposed to do for an actual physical mailing address?
The first thing that you are going to want to do is try and use a friend or family member’s address. It won’t be a burden to them as all they need to do is set your mail into a separate pile whenever you get anything. Just be aware that if there is some important information, they are going to need to open your mail so that they can let you know what that information really is. So be sure that you trust whoever it is who’s the address you are using. If you are able to do this, you will have no trouble getting all of your important information while you are out travelling.