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Mailbox Door Indicator
In your last issue a reader showed how she uses a ribbon attached to her mailbox door as an easy-to-see indicator of when the mail is delivered. Hereís a different idea thatís less noticeable to whomever might be driving by. I use a 14-in. chunk of insulated electric wire and drill a hole in the front door, slip in the wire, and tie it in a knot. I seal the knot into the hole with silicone caulk. The other end of the wire connects to half of a magnetic clothespin that has a magnet on back. It sticks to the side of the mailbox until the door is opened, and the wire pulls the clothespin off so it dangles down. Itís easily visible from across the road. (Rod Sobieski, Kansas)

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2021 - Volume #45, Issue #3