I hate moving, so the Universe has kindly arranged that I must do it around once per year. Despite having pared my possessions down to a begging bowl, loin cloth, and several thousand books, it is still a royal pain. But the worst aspect of it is that you have to redirect your physical mail. This leads me to Another Modest Solution.
These days, physical mail is addressed, sorted and often delivered to the local post office by computer. So why can’t I have, like I have a general domain name for my email which costs me $30 for three years, a personal virtual address? I call it the PAD (personal address). It would work like this:
Mail would be sent to “PAD John S. Wilkins”, or some other unique identifier, a bit like a Post Office Box, but not localised. The Post Department in the relevant country (Australia Post in my country) would read this, and assign the current physical address on the fly. If I move, within Australia or overseas, any mail sent to my PAD would be immediately redirected to the new locale.
The Post Department would get a fee for this, and would no doubt save on redirected mail costs from defunct addresses.
All I ask is that if you use any of these (copyrighted, all rights reserved) ideas, I get 0.01% of all gross fees.