By January 25, 2013 3 Comments

How to Handle Mail on Your Travel Nurse Assignment

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travel nurse mailMoving to a new assignment every 3 months takes a lot of patience and organization, including taking care of your mail and bills. But how do most travel nurses handle their mail situation? You definitely don’t want to be changing your address every 3 months. Here are some tips on handling your mail on the road:

Make everything you can paperless!

Most bills and bank statements have an electronic bill option making most mail paperless. Not only does it save paper, it keeps everything organized for you in one place. You can access all of your previous billing history and statements on most of these services websites.  This also saves you stress come tax season.

Permanent residence and mail

While your statements may be paperless, most services still require you to list a permanent address as a primary (things like your debit/credit card and phone bill.) Also, as a traveler you must claim a permanent residence to collect “tax free” benefits. If order to prove this residence, you should have a paper trail to your perm address.

What you should have sent to your current assignment address

You may not be able to travel to your perm residence during your assignment to get the mail you need now. Things that you should have shipped to your current assignment would be packages you purchased online or important paperwork from your recruiter.  However, keeping less things tied to your current address is best.

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My name is Jeannie Holmes. I specialize in social media, blogging and graphic design. I love writing for Travel Nursing Blogs.com, there's always new things to explore and learn. It's my mission to get down to the facts of travel nursing and let everyone know what a rewarding career it truly is. I’m also the Social Media and Brand Cultivator at Medical Solutions, one of the leading traveling nurse companies. I have never been a nurse and am not a recruiter. Thanks for reading.

3 Comments on "How to Handle Mail on Your Travel Nurse Assignment"

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  1. Kameelah Vose says:

    I also use the fowarding service from the USPS. It is $15/week, easy to sign up and convenient.

    I have also used my friends in the past, but that requires a lot of trust because EVERYBODY looks at mail (it’s ok, I’m not judging).

  2. Jeannie says:

    Awesome, Kameelah. Thanks for that tip.

  3. Jillian says:

    I have all my important documents sent to my parent’s house, which is also my permanent tax residence in Arizona. My Mom sorts through and periodically will send me anything that I have been particularly waiting for or that looks important.

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