Almost every household has a mailbox whether they are sending or receiving mail. And it is important to have a number that clearly identifies this mailbox to ensure that their outgoing mail is collected and the mail intended for them is delivered to them.
The Importance of Putting the Numbers on a Mailbox
You may have seen mailboxes with no numbers on them, and you’re probably wondering what you’re supposed to do when you need to mail something to that address.
The thing is, the post office will not deliver your mail unless there is a number on the mailbox. So it’s very important that you put the numbers in a visible spot, where they can be easily read from the street.
Ideally, you should put the numbers at the top of the mailbox, so they’re easy to see from a distance. But if you have a lot of mailboxes on your property, you may want to put them on the side or at the bottom, so that they’re all in a row and people don’t have to search for them.
How to Put the Numbers on a Mailbox
Now, it’s time to put the numbers on your mailbox.
There’s a few ways to do this. You can use a stencil, or you can freehand it. I would recommend using a ruler as a guide, and marking the spot with a pencil before you start painting.
Make sure the numbers are big and legible, so that the mail carrier can easily identify your house. And don’t forget to put the street name on there, too!
The Best Place to Put the Numbers on a Mailbox
When you’re getting a mailbox, one of the decisions you have to make is where to put the numbers. You might be wondering where the best place to put the numbers on your mailbox is. Is it on the front, or on the side?
There are pros and cons to both options. If you put the numbers on the front, they’re going to be more visible from the street. But if you put them on the back, it’ll be easier for the mail carrier to find your house.
However, it’s best to put the numbers on the side of your mailbox, near the top or, for maximum effectiveness, you could put the number on both sides of the mailbox. That’s where they’ll be most visible from the street. Ultimately, it’s up to you where to put the numbers. Just keep in mind that there are benefits to both options, and make your decision based on what will work best for your situation.
And if you have more than one mailbox in your yard, make sure you put a number on each one. If you are unsure or have any questions about where to put your mailbox numbers, your local post office should be able to help you out.
How to Make Sure the Numbers on a Mailbox Are Visible
You want to make sure that your mailbox numbers are easy to see, otherwise your mail carrier might not be able to find your house. So where should you put them?
Most mailboxes have pre-drilled holes for the numbers, but if yours doesn’t, or you’re changing your mailbox number, it’s easy to put them in the right place.
Typically, the numbers go in the top left corner of the mailbox. If your mailbox is facing the street, make sure the numbers are readable from the street. If your mailbox is in a corner of your property, put the numbers so they can be seen from both streets.
Also, to comply with the law, curbside mailbox numbers must be at least one inch tall. If they’re any smaller than that, they’ll probably be too difficult for postal workers to make from a distance.
And if you ever move, make sure to update your address with the post office so that your mail can still find its way to you.
Tips for Putting the Numbers on a Mailbox
When it comes to putting the numbers on your mailbox, there are a few things to keep in mind. Here are some tips to help you out:
- Make sure the numbers are easy to see from the street. You want them to be legible from a distance.
- Make sure the numbers are evenly spaced and that there’s enough room between each number for the postal carrier’s stamp.
- If your mailbox is situated near a curb, make sure the numbers are placed on the side that’s facing the street.
- If your mailbox is in a private driveway, put the numbers on the side that’s facing the house.
Now that you know what the numbers on a mailbox represent, it’s time to put them in the right spot!