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Most people get confused when they are asked to write their address because they are either squatting with a friend or family when they ought to be on their own already. My dear it is not your fault, we all found ourselves in that position at one point or the other.
There is nothing wrong or even difficult in writing the address of the person you are living with when you are expecting a correspondence or a package, all you need do is to state the address in such a way the sender would understand you are staying with someone. What this means is that you are “in care of” a friend or relative who can act as the recipient of the letter on your behalf.
DRAFTING YOUR ADDRESS
Before writing down an address when you are in care of a friend or relative ensure you have gathered the right information you need. Ensure you know the full name and address of the person you live with because technically he is the one receiving the letter.
Next, ensure the person who you are “in care of” is always around or you can easily reach him or her when need be. If this person is the type that travels a lot, please look for another means to receive your letter.
Next, if you are sure of a particular time the letter may be delivered, ensure you remind the person whom you are “in care of” from time to time.
Now when drafting the letter make sure you follow these simple steps I am going to highlight below;
1. Write your name at the top of the person’s address you are using to receive the letter. Your name should be clearly written alongside the recipient’s name as seen below;
For example your name is ken adams and you live with a relative named joe follow this step;
C/O RELATIVE JOE
PLOT 7, CRESCENT CLOSE
IJEBU ODE NIGERIA
2. Ensure you add other relevant information like zip or postal code, house number and phone number where applicable.
Don’t forget to ensure all the information given are correct and accurate, if not it may lead to loss of your letter and you can’t hold anyone responsible.
Please be careful not to receive debt letters for someone.LOL