Investing in a mailbox can really be a smart decision if you are looking for an additional outdoor feature that is both functional and appealing. With the various designs you can choose from today, you will certainly have an easy time finding a mailbox that is durable, handy, and something that can enhance the look of your outdoor décor.
Although you may have found the perfect mailbox, did you know that there are still ways for you to improve it? You can do so by installing some additional features. These features you can install on your mailbox include the following:
• A mailbox lock. Identity theft is still a huge problem today. Even if you think you live in a secure area, you won’t get total assurance that you won’t be a victim of mail theft. A secure mailbox lock is a simple feature that can give you peace of mind that only comes with knowing that it’s only you who have access to your personal correspondences.
• A mailbox newspaper holder. If you still have the daily paper delivered to your home or office, this feature is a must-have. There are under-mounted newspaper holders that can be easily attached or installed to the mailbox so that the paper can be delivered at the same height as one’s mail. If you dislike or have a hard time bending to pick up the newspaper which was thrown on your porch or lawn, a mailbox newspaper holder will help you overcome this daily challenge.
• A mailbox flag. This small flag signals the postal carrier that one has mail to pick up. This is a great feature to have, especially on days when your postal carrier may skip your home because you have no mail to be delivered. You can easily flip up this little mailbox red flag when you have outgoing mail placed in your mailbox for the mail carrier to pick up. The flag is a great visual cue that the carrier will still need to go to your home or office even if they don’t have to deliver any new mail.
• A mailbox address number. Lastly, your modern mailbox feature will look a bit more complete if it showcases your home or office address. This feature is usually crafted from the same materials as the wall mount mailbox you have or in a material that can complement your mailbox. The matching mailbox address numbers provide a finishing touch to your mailbox.