Shipping packages through the United States Postal Service may seem like a complicated process, but if you follow this simple set of directions, it can be quite simple and straightforward. 1. Prepare the package.
Find the correct size box for everything you intend to ship. Larger boxes mean higher fees, and are unnecessary if shipping small items. Either use a box supplied by the USPS specifically designed for shipping, or a cardboard box with thick sidewalls that will not break or rot.
Place the items in the box and seal with tape. Masking tape and duct tape will not be accepted by the USPS. Packaging tape is easy to find and holds cardboard better.
If the items are fragile, make sure to pad with spare paper, bubble wrap, bundled up newspaper, or something else soft.