When the mail comes in, I stand by the bucket and go through it right then and sort it. The bills get put in one area for the day of payment; junk mail gets tossed right away; and then another pile for the things I looked at and want a longer look (magazines, catalogues, etc). I toss all envelopes and unnecessary paper right then and there
The longer look pile goes by my chair in the living room to look at while I watch the news and weather latter that day. Then it either gets tossed or put on my desk if there is something further I need to do (order something, further research or check with someone, etc.
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I keep my paper shredder and recycle bin in the garage, so when I come in with the mail I can immediate sort, shred, and deal with my mail all at once. (I pay all of my bills online, so it's rare to receive REAL mail now!)
It's saving so much frustration and clutter, since only the mail I want is coming in the house!
To keep mail clutter from building up, I go thru my mail over a trash can. Junk goes in the trash, everything else gets opened and filed into manila folder on desk according to what it is (bill, letter, something to think about etc.)
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