The holiday season is a time for giving. It’s a time for receiving too. Receiving tons of packages in the mail, that is!
Whether tenants are ordering packages for other people or they’re receiving presents in the mail, dealing with all those packages can cause real problems. Knowing how to deal with the influx of packages during the holiday season is important for all Bend apartment managers.
Install oversized mailboxes
Some boxes won’t fit in any mailbox, no matter how big, but you can drastically reduce the number of packages that pile up outside by installing larger mailboxes for your residents. That way, large envelopes and small boxes can be tucked safely inside, away from prying eyes.
Install smart locks
If your apartment complex has a locked entry, consider installing smart locks. Instead of the delivery driver leaving packages outside or at the office, you can give them a special code that allows them to enter the building and leave packages in common areas.
Accept packages in the office
Think very carefully about whether or not you want to accept packages in the office. It can eliminate the possibility of stolen packages, which your residents will appreciate, but it can take a lot of time out of your day. If you choose not to accept packages in the office, make sure you remind residents that this is the case with a friendly email.
Don’t let the endless stream of packages turn you into a Scrooge this holiday season! With these tips, all Bend apartment managers can ensure package deliveries go as smoothly as possible.