February 26, 2012
by Susan Hunsberger
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Want Less Mail

PROBLEM: I get so much mail. It takes too much time to process.

SOLUTION: This site allows you to stop your junk mail before it reaches your door.

HINT: If you prefer to register by mail go to the “get started” link.

February 17, 2012
by Susan Hunsberger
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A Mail Mess

PROBLEM: The mail ends up all over the house. Someone brings it in, sets it down, things are placed on top of it, the pile gets moved, and I spend too much time looking for the bills.

SOLUTION: Have a home for the mail. It’s great to use a container because it clearly defines the home. The rim of the container can serve as an indicator – when the mail reaches the rim, it’s time to process.

HINT: Try to to wait to open the mail until you have time to deal with it.

October 7, 2011
by Susan Hunsberger
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Mail – What tools do you need?

PROBLEM: I have piles of mail everywhere.

SOLUTION: Determine the tools you use to process the mail. You might use a combination of tools off this list: computer, calendar, files, glasses, letter opener, recycle and shred bins, to-do list. Once you know what you need try and establish homes for these tools that are close to each other. If some of the tools are mobile (laptop computer, glasses, to do list) simply collect them before you begin to process the mail. Now that your tools are handy and ready to use you can effectively process your papers, which will lead to less piles around the house.

HINT: Establish a home for incoming mail as well.