I have handled this differently. Since we had (he retired this year
) a great relationship with our postman (left him a bottle of homemade wine in the mailbox every so often), I just filled out 2 hold mail cards with one date rolling into the next and a 1.5 liter of his favorite Riesling with "Thank You" on the label.
Now that he has gone, I will need a plan "B" for this winter.
Good Sam has a mail forwarding service with several levels of forward that is fairly inexpensive and is used a lot by full timers.
Basically all mail is forwarded to them. They sort it. Depending on the level of service you request; they will box your mail into a priority mail box and send it to the "will call" at the post office you tell them by email.
Most likely we will use them this winter.
Lou and Laura with Bella - German Short Hair Pointer
2008 GMC Sierra 2500HD Crewcab SB Allison Duramax
2010 Flagstaff 8526RLWS - Superglide 3300
HAM CALLSIGN - KC3FFW