Today, in most homes, freestanding letterboxes are still some of the most sought-after types of letterboxes as they come with their own stand so that they can stand upright, without needing to be attached to a wall or fence for support. Freestanding letterboxes come in different sizes, designs, and materials. If you want to make sure you choose the ideal one to have on your property, consider the following factors when shopping for one:
First, check the size. You need to consider the usual size and number of mail you will receive regularly. You also have to factor in the frequency of receiving this kind of correspondence and if you will be opening your letterbox to get your mail every day or if you will be doing so less frequently. The size, quantity and the volume are all important. Don’t forget to consider the size of the area where you intend to place the freestanding letterbox as well. Since you will be getting a letterbox for personal use, you should only choose between two sizes: medium and small. A medium-sized mailbox can hold several days’ worth of collected items of small to medium sized items. A small one will be ideal for small items and daily retrievals.
Choose whether you want front or rear access. You also have to consider how you want to retrieve your mail. Would it be easier for you if you can do it via the front of the drop box or its rear? If there isn’t too much space around the letterbox or it is installed near a wall or against bushes or plants, a front access commercial mailbox would be best so that you won’t have to negotiate a tight space behind the receptacle to get your mail. A rear access letterbox, on the other hand,can give you the convenience of opening the receptacle from the safety of the rear. If your mailbox is placed very near the road or street or even a busy sidewalk, you can avoid getting hurt and even be provided some privacy whenever you retrieve your mail when you open the box from the rear.