9 Fascinating Things You Can Actually Mail in Montana
Montana and the rest of the country just saw an increase in the price of a first-class postage stamps in 2024. I recently had to ship a package to South Dakota, because we lost a bet over the FCS National Championships with the Montana Grizzlies taking on South Dakota State Jackrabbits. They asked me a lot of questions about what was in the package I was mailing. There are a lot of things that you can't legally mail in Montana. There are also a lot of things that, surprisingly, you can mail in Montana and across the country.
List of Things You Can Mail in Montana
A Potato- Yes you can mail a potato to someone. It doesn't need to be in a box or anything. You can simply write a name and address legibly on it, and if you have the correct postage it will get to the right location.
A coconut-. Here is another example of something you can just mail to someone. If you are thinking of someone and just want to send them a coconut, feel free to do so if you have the correct postage.
Flip Flop- You can mail a "flip-flop" to someone. Make sure that you write the correct address and have the correct postage it can go through the mail. Next time you visit a beach, send a "flip-flop" with a "wish you were here" note and it will get there.
Brick- Even though it may be expensive you can mail someone a brick. The key is to make sure that the address is legible and again, make sure postage is paid.
Hula Hoop- I haven't used one in years, but yes, you can mail a hula hoop in the mail. Sometimes it is difficult to find a box for something like this, in this case you don't need to, it can go through the mail.
Box of Candy- You can mail a box of candy as long as it is less than 13 ounces. You don't need to wrap it or package it, just make sure the postage is paid and the address is written clearly. Valentine's Day is coming up, why not mail that candy?
Glass Bottles With Crafts- If you want to mail that ship in a bottle you can. If you want mail a glass bottle with sand art in it, you can. Again make sure that the address is legible and the postage is paid.
Balloons- You can mail inflated balloons as long as they are not helium filled. If they are helium filled you will need to box them up. There is no guarantee that the balloon get there all in one piece or still inflated.
Beach Ball- Similar to a balloon, you can mail an inflated beach ball. Make sure you write the address legibly and pay postage. There is no guarantee it will get to it's final location fully inflated.
My hat is off to all the hard working Montana postal workers out there that have to deal with delivering the mail day in and day out. Not only do they have to deal with trying to read my bad handwriting, but now they will have to deal with me sending potatoes to friends in the mail.
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