Wednesday, May 30, 2012

21 Day Challenge - Day 17 The mail.

I don't have anywhere or anything fancy to store my incoming/outgoing mail, as cute as the mail storage centres are, I found it doesn't work for our family.

We have a simple system which works for us.

  • Bills - They're paid straight away as we put bill money aside each pay day. If a big one arrives such as Home and contents insurance that we don't quite have the money for yet, we stick it up on the hutch part of the computer desk in plain view so it isn't forgotten about.
  • Junk Mail - Is sorted before it comes in the house. We only keep what we're interested in and recycle the rest.
  • Outgoing Mail - Very rare to have outgoing, usually we just phone or email, but any and all goes straight in my handbag ready to be posted when I'm out and about.
  • Other Mail - Is sorted straight away.
The hardest part is keeping up with the filing once the bills have been paid/mail seen to, but we're in the process of setting up a better filing system, so hopefully that'll be easier for us soon.

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