Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Time Savers: Toss the Junk

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Where do you put your mail?  For awhile, we piled it on the dining room table.  Then, we put it on the kitchen counter.  Then the desk.  Then the trash!

More than half the mail that comes into this house is junk.  The other half is typically something that needs filed, never to be seen again.  Don't wait!  Do it right away!

I sort the mail over the trash can, and immediately toss the junk.  I can have it separated into "keep" and "toss" piles by the time I get to the trash.

Then, sort the rest of the mail and put it in it's place - coupons in your purse, magazines in the rack, insurance papers in the file cabinet, bills in your busy bag...

Don't wait until it all piles up!!


  1. I typically have it sorted before I get back into the house. I toss the trash right away and the bills get put on the office desk.

  2. Oh yes...the MAIL! I HATE mail! lol

    I wrote about it last year here:

    I burn the stuff lol!!!

    Great post!

  3. I soooo need to do this! Another good one was going to electronic bills and statements - then the computer files the for me!

  4. Yes! I guess I take that one for granted :) My husband still likes to get bills in paper form, but I get most of mine electronically.

  5. We use paper bills mostly. A couple of our bills they charge us extra to do it online. We looked into having the mortgage auto drafted and it was a $14/month fee!