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Care Package 101: Boxes & Planning

Updated: Sep 26, 2022


Sending care packages can be a daunting task. From which box to use to filling out the custom forms-there is a lot to do!


So let's go back to the basics and learn the step by step on how to send a care package!


Below you will see the first two steps: Planning & Boxes



Plan

One of the best ways to be successful is to plan and the same goes for your care packages.


Planning out your care packages helps you brainstorm and create a game plan for your care package.


When planning you will want to look at when you need to mail your box by, what theme you want to use, what items you will include as well as a handful of other things.


Creating this game plan allows you to stay focused and create an amazing care package!


If you're anything like me, I love planners, worksheets, and all things printables! So of course, I had to create a care package planner for myself during our first deployment and I'm here to share it with you.


My care package planner breaks down the process of putting a care package together into small steps and allows you plan each of them out.


Click here to download your free copy! Download once, print as many times as you need.



Boxes

You can't have a care package with out a box right?? Let's quickly chat about boxes!

You can use any box you'd like! Reuse that Amazon box, grab one from the store or use a Flat Rate box from the post office. Any of them will do! But Rachelle, why do most people use USPS Flat Rate boxes? More often than not, Flat Rate boxes will be the cheapest way to send a care package. The times when this may not be true is when you are sending items that are light. Think about what items you are sending-if its light ship it regular Priority Mail, if its heavy go with a Flat Rate box. Be sure to take advantage of the USPS website when you are deciding. They have a neat feature where you can calculate shipping costs!


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