Tips & Helpful Tidbits
  1. Have your soldier start buying 2 of every body product you know he'll need (shampoo, shaving cream, soaps, toothpaste, etc) each time he replaces it before he leaves and give the extra one to you. Having a stockpile of these things beforehand will come in handy. 
  2. Stock up on cards the months leading up to the deployment, write messages in them and eventually put dates on the envelopes that they should be opened. Send a stack of them so he always has one when he needs one.
  3. Get USPS flat rate boxes sent to you for free. They come in packs of 10 or 25.
  4. Using a smartphone or a notebook, record when you send packages and when they are received, as well as what the contents were. 
  5. Craft stores often have coupons or sales, so stock up when you find a good one, especially on things like scrapbook paper to cover the inside of those plain (ugly) boxes.
  6. I find it useful to keep his address on the back of a business card in my wallet.
  7. Filling out a stack of customs forms in advance (I did mine while catching up on t.v.) has been such a convenience.

No comments:

Post a Comment