It's time for the busiest shipping season of the year.
The United States Postal Service says they expect to deliver nearly 200 million packages per week over the next two weeks, according to their website.
USPS expects December 17 - 23 to be the busiest mailing, shipping and delivery week of the year. According to their website, they expect to process and deliver nearly 3 billion pieces of mail that week alone.
So how do you help to make sure your packages and mail don't get lost in the clutter?
Here are the dates each carrier recommends you have everything shipped to have it delivered by Christmas:
Dec. 14 - USPS Ground
Dec. 20 - USPS First Class Mail/Packages & Priority Mail
Dec. 22 - USPS Priority Mail Express
Dec. 17 - Standard Shipping
Dec. 22 - Prime Two-Day Shipping
Dec. 23 - Prime One-Day Shipping (Available in select areas)
Dec. 24 - Prime Same-Day Delivery & Prime Now (Available in select areas)
Dec. 17 - FedEx Home Delivery & FedEx Ground
Dec. 19 - FedEx Express Saver
Dec. 20 - FedEx 2Day & 2Day A.M.
Dec. 21 - FedEx Standard Overnight, Priority Overnight & First Overnight
Dec. 25 - FedEx SameDay, SameDay City Priority & SameDay City Direct
Dec. 18 - UPS 3 Day Select
Dec. 20 - UPS 2nd Day Air
Dec. 21 - UPS Next Day Air
*Most UPS Ground packages require five days or less to reach their destination, but when shipping coast-to-coast, it may take longer. Unexpected weather can also create delays. This year, Christmas falls on a Tuesday, so shipping last-minute the prior week may require a premium service for delivery by Friday, Dec. 21 or Monday, Dec. 24.