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Mail Management Advice



Is there ever a day when you get no mail in your mailbox?  I am talking about the one mounted to your home or on a post at the curb – not the one on top of your desk.  Mail can be an extraordinary thing; cards from loved ones, pieces bearing good news, packages, even checks.  Mail can also be a tremendous source of stress; invoices, items bearing bad news, jury summons, or correspondence from the IRS!  Then there is the junk – mail clutter that prevents us from focusing on what is important by diverting our consumer attention.

If you struggle with your mail process, just as I have suggested in previous articles, remove the trash…that means to rid your space of the unsolicited and unwanted pieces from those wanting your vote or money without taking the time to know you.  Goodbye!  If there is truly something of interest in the "junk" pile, allow it to live in your space no more than 24-hours.

All of the remaining mail should be removed from the outer envelope.  Discard a return envelope if you intend to reply online and definitely throw away (read: recycle) any advertising and promotional materials snuck into the piece.  Before the days of paying online, I would return all of these marketing pieces to the company with my payment.  These things are like uninvited guests and telemarketers.

What remains should be items that require action.  They can now be prioritized and handled in the manner that works best for you.  If you are unsure if your manner is working for you…stay tuned next week for advice on your To-Do items.

Pulling the trigger and getting started is the most important step.  Do something different if what you do isn't working.  Be patient with yourself and have a Neat Day!

Jennifer Snyder
Neat as a Pin Organizing Experts
www.neatasaspin.net
jennifer@neatasapin.net
254.715.3888 Back To Top

Categories:  Organizing Tips

About the Author

Jennifer Snyder

Jennifer Snyder

My name is Jennifer Snyder CPO, Chief Executive Organizer of Neat as a Pin Organizing Experts, a Waco-based company of Professional Organizers that is not only focused on organizing the clutter in your home or office but also clutter of the heart and mind. 

I am happy that you are taking an interest in the benefits of getting your home and life organized.  Living an organized life is for everyone!



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