Thursday, May 19, 2011

How to Organize your Mail

Welcome to my series called, “Organize Your Life”!

Organize your LIFE

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Alright, back to the challenge…

I am reading the book called Organize Now! by Jennifer Ford Berry and following her weekly challenges!

This week, is ORGANIZING YOUR MAIL!!!

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I think that we are pretty good about this.  I actually like going through the mail.  I feel so light after it is done.  Does that make any sense?   If I don’t get to it, I feel heavy and weighed down.  (Just like the email, but the email is easier for me!)   I go through the mail as soon as I get it and I try to pay the bills right away too!

I use this file box that I bought at a garage sale for only $5!  I love it!!  It’s black and sharp looking so I can leave it out.  I also like how I can move it around to go through or hide it when we are having a party.

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Here is what I did!

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I organized all my papers in my files.

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It is very organized and it is easy to look for things.

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I even added a slot in the back for my current magazines!  :)  I love to read Better Homes and Gardens, House Beautiful  and Traditional Home Magazines and Pottery Barn catalogs.

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This is just to temporary keep my mail holder until I file it or take care of it.  I file the things I need regularly in this filing cabinet and everything else (like manuals and things over a year old) in the basement filing cabinet.  (Yes, I know I spelled “Deductibles” wrong, lol.)

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I love how it is organized and looks nice too! :)

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It is like a new piece of furniture, lol!

I keep it on my butler’s pantry.

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***Mail Organizing Goals of the Week***

Go through ALL mail and toss the junk mail. I do this almost everyday because I don;t even like bring the junk mail in the house.

Set up a mailing system and place for stamps and labels.  (Use files, bins, baskets, drawers, etc.)  I love having a system and so does my husband! :)

Go through all your magazines if you haven’t already!  I hope you did this already but you can go through them this week.

 

***Mail Organizing Tips***

Toss junk mail daily.  This is a total time and space saver!!

Write down important dates right away.  Is should be obvious but to a lot of people, this is challenging.  I find that if I don’t write it down right away, I will forget or it will always be in the back of my head bothering me, lol!

Use Online Bill Paying.  This is time and money!!!  I feel comfortable with this, but do what is right for you.

Keep a paper shredder close by.  I need to get a new one.  I always break them, lol!  What is wrong with me, ha!  I just broke our 3rd one and I don’t buy the cheapest one.  I just like to fit in as much as possible, lol!  I am just trying to save time.

For more great tips and ideas, please read Organize Now!!!

For more tips, Beckie from Infarrantly Creative posted about ways to cut down on mail, go here to read it!

How do you organize your mail?

What kind of system do you have?

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Organize your life

Have a great day!

Bonnie

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