Mail and Packages Reminder!
If you leave town, please always put your mail on hold! This can be done online at the USPS website. Accumulated mail and packages not only welcome theft but also indicate a vacant property.
If you are expecting packages and have unsecured mailboxes (front porches, etc) consider requesting the packages are signed for or have them delivered to a place of business (ie your workplace)
There is also something called Informed Delivery that I highly recommend. Again, you can sign up online at USPS. It is a free service. You will get a daily email with gray scale photo of what mail the carrier delivered that day so you will know if anything is missing. You will also be notified when packages are delivered.