We receive an overwhelming amount of snail mail. Still. Dealing with it is one of our least favorite tasks. Here are some ways we've discovered to make it less painful. What we learned after the jump...
- Address it daily: Go through it as soon as you retrieve it.
- Recycle or shred the junk immediately: Use a cross-cut shredder
- Sort as you go: Designate a place for magazines and toss the old issue when you receive the new one. Have a place to put bills or, better yet, switch to online bill payment. Decide on a time to pay bills: weekly, monthly, or twice a month.
- Halt the junk mail: Remove yourself from direct marketing lists. Sign up to avoid pre-screened credit and insurance offers. Cease catalogs and view them online instead.