Thursday, August 21, 2008

Organizing Tip for Week 10: Mail

Handle paper once. When I go through my mail, I make a decision with each piece. I decide right away if I want it or not. If not, throw it away! Bills get dated and the amount put on the envelope and inserted into my checkbook to be paid. Action items I take care of immediately if possible, but if not, then I put them on my desk or in my purse to be taken care of the next day. This way no big mail pile accumulates that things can become lost in.

I don't really like mail. It's just another nuissance that takes up time I could be spending on other things. Once in awhile, I'll get something of a personal nature but that is rare. The best though is when we get checks which happens maybe a couple of times a year . . . certainly not often. "No mail" days are fine with me!

To see what my dad did with his junk mail, click here to go to "My Funny Dad, Harry

2 comments:

wildcatsthree said...

I do the same thing - otherwise it just snowballs into a pile that's got it's own zip code eventually. So much wasted paper with the junk mail and ads!

Mountain Woman said...

That's a great idea. I try to do the same thing too. I agree with you that a day with out mail is a wonderful day.

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