Montana Vacation Packages: What You Can Do

Ahh… the holidays. A time when packages, gifts, letters and cards are being flung through our physical space at exorbitant rates, even for people you would have forgotten ever existed unless Facebook reminded you they were still kicking. Hey, would it kill you to send Janet a card from high school?

One aspect of the holiday season that we often gloss over is the stress that private company postal workers, mail carriers and deliverers have to deal with. To prove it, just take a look at the package load your FedEx driver has ready for the next visit. We thought it appropriate to help them (these benefit you via proxy!) with some things you can do to ensure vacation packages run smoothly.

Make sure your house number is visible

Recently we received a message from a Missoula FedEx delivery driver making this suggestion, I had never thought about it but it makes sense:

We’re in our peak season and especially with a ton more large companies all having their Black Friday deals online only that some sort of PSA can be made for Make sure people’s house numbers are posted and/or visible. It would enrich our year to see more house numbers and make sure we don’t accidentally misdeliver packages.

Time is money. The longer it takes for a deliverer to find YOUR house or apartment, the more delays there can be with other deliveries.

This can be more difficult if you live in an apartment that may already have outdated signage or designations on the building. But even an 8 1/2″ x 11″ piece of paper near your door telling a package delivery boy where YOUR apartment is would help. You can dismantle it when you are not expecting deliveries. It’s a “pay it forward” kind of mindset that your delivery driver would appreciate.

Shovel your sidewalk/driveway

I’m sure you could find many content curators on social media having endless hours of ring cam footage of delivery workers slipping, falling, breaking stuff, etc. Why this counts as entertainment I don’t know .

As the day has yet to come when Amazon drones, capable of flying over snow and ice, deliver 100% of our packages, postmen and delivery people would appreciate a clean and dry route to your door. And if you could, keep the dogs at bay.

10 things Montanans do to get on Santa’s naughty list

There are still 6 weeks until Christmas and as you can see,

People do naughty things without knowing it.

But if you do that on purpose on the naughty list, you’ll go,

And when you do nice things, I show gratitude.