Even though email is a part of every day life home mail organizers are needed because regular snail mail still plays a big role in communication. You may find that your mailbox overflows every day with catalogs, advertisements, coupons, and junk mail. This excess of mail prompts the need for organizing. Otherwise, if you let the organization of your home mail slide you could lose track of when important bills are due, papers, appointments...the list is endless.
Before we talk about specific home mail organizers let’s discuss how you can stop the influx of junk mail before it ever hits your mailbox. Junk mail is the result of your name being on a mailing list. For example, you may purchase a product from a catalog. Your name is on their mailing list and they will market to you constantly in the future. This company can also sell or rent your name to other companies.
Selling and renting customer mailing information is very lucrative. Therefore, your name may be sold to lists you never signed up for. For example, you may receive a catalog from a company out of the blue. You can minimize the amount of junk mail you receive by opting out of the database that houses customer mailing information.
Abacus is a database that is utilized by several retailers. To get off this list you can send an email to email@example.com. Back to home mail organizers. Home mail organizers can be in the form of folders, boxes, or bins that you use to organize your mail. The first step is to organize your mail the moment you retrieve it from the mailbox. Don’t skip a day because stacks of mail will be created quickly.
Flip through your mail when you grab it out of the mailbox. Put it into five categories that include: bills, catalogs/magazines, junk mail, personal correspondence, and miscellaneous. Open the bills immediately and note their amount and due date. Place the bills in a folder that you can access easily every day. Leaf through the catalogs and magazines to see if you want to read them fully or discard them.
Then move onto junk mail. Junk mail often includes credit card offers. Make sure that you shred this junk mail using a shredder. If you simply toss the offer, you are more susceptible to identity theft.
Lastly, look through personal correspondence and think of a time it would be convenient to read it. Miscellaneous mail covers a variety of situations and can include airline tickets, concert tickets, and other important documents. Create a separate folder that houses this information.
You can use folders to store any type of mail you receive. There are also home mail organizers available that are made out of wood, wire, and plastic. Many of these home mail organizers fit nicely on a desk or section of the kitchen where you store keys and other miscellaneous items.
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