The reliability of the U. S. Postal service is legendary. Neither sleet nor storm will stop postal carriers from their appointed rounds to deliver your mail. But what happens if you get a letter or parcel you don’t want? The best solution is to return it to the person who sent it. If you are at the post office, this is a very simple procedure.

Things You Will Need
  • Letter or parcel to be returned

  • Pen

  • Post Office

Step 1.

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Separate the mail to be returned from that to be kept.

Step 2.

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Write “refused, return to sender” on the rejected letter or parcel.

Step 3.

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Hand the rejected mail to the postal worker at the counter. If there is no one at the counter, place the refused item in the slot reserved for misboxed mail.

Tip

Do not open the letter or parcel. There is no charge for returning unopened mail, but you will have to pay return shipping if it is opened.