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


Anonymous 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!

The Author 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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