Moving 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.