Conquering Mail!

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Do you dread going to the mailbox?

Do you have paper piles scattered around your home?

Can you find what you need, when you need it?

According to an article from WasteAwayGroup.com, there is a 1 in 3 chance the mail in your mailbox is junk mail.

  • If you stored your junk mail, it would weigh 41 pounds!
  • The average person gets 18 pieces of junk mail for every piece of so-called “regular” mail delivered.

This is a lot of junk mail and we have to sort it everyday!

This is too much in my opinion, but there is a silver lining.

If we can eliminate the junk mail, we have less mail, which means fewer piles in our homes!

Not only is junk mail cluttering our homes, it’s doing damage to the planet. If you were to remove yourself from mailing lists, you could eliminate 80 percent of your junk mail.

The less to go through, the better!

Here are two websites who will help get you off these lists:

  • 41pounds.org
  • Directmail.com

Getting off the mailing lists will solve part of the problem, but what about the other mail?

Here's a 4 Step Process to Tackle Your Mail... 

 

1) Collect 

  • Collect your mail into one basket or bin. This will keep the mail together and make it easier to sort through. 

2) Sort

  • It's recommended to go through your mail daily, but that's a pretty high expectation in my opinion.
  • I do recommend that you go through it at least weekly.
  • Sort out the junk and recycle 

3) Organize 

  • After the junk is gone, you have two different kinds of mail left. 
  • Action Papers - this is the mail that requires some kind of action from you.
  • Reference Papers - this is the mail you want to file, no action is needed 

4) File 

  • Out of sight is out of mind!
  • Action papers should always be in front of you - I recommend using a bulletin board.
  • Reference paper can be scanned into your online filing cabinet or in a traditional cabinet. 

Thank you for your time and attention!

Take Care,

Nikki