Friday, July 27, 2012
You come home to a towering stack of mail. What next? Everyone’s routine will be slightly different, so find out what works for you.
1. Toss junk mail the minute you identify it. This is the first and key step to handling mail.
2. Put magazines away. Many people display magazines on coffee tables or in special magazine racks, but consider keeping them out of sight.
3. Open bills and throw away everything but the parts you need. Put those bills in a special correspondence drawer or area, where you can also keep stamps, envelopes, an address stamp, and a checkbook. Or pay online.
4. Put invitations in a special pile, along with anything else that needs noting on your calendar or that requires a phone call. In a folder, keep invitations, directions, tickets, e-mailed plane tickets, reminder notices, any information related to an upcoming event.