For instance, paperless billing is something I'm seriously considering doing. Also, I know there is a physical address/website where I can sign up to stop receiving junk mail (but I don't know what that is).
Please share your ways of reducing and handling paper clutter.
So many thanks!
We have a note on our mailbox about no junk mail, though I am considering taking it off because I think I was to start reading the flyers (I've never done this before)
I find much of the addressed junk mail I get is from the same companies. i am sure you could contact them and tell them to stop sending.
Or open you mail and sort it then put the trash right in the recycling.
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I also have a giant pile of paper that I need to go through today...thanks for reminding me
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registration forms for activities
mail to be answered
pictures end up in the pile somehow also
piles on the counter is not great, in a desk I will forget about it till dates have passed. In a folder I will forget about it also.
I am thinking about a bulletin board but don't want that to look a mess either.
I have a finance basket and a file box. When bills and important papers come in, they go to the finance basket. I label them with the "deal with by" date. When the mail comes in, I stand by the trash can and sort it right there, so that very little actually gets farther than the entrance hall. The box is also used for registration forms, etc (although, I find it easier to fill them out immediately, as I'm more likely to forget if I let them sit for a week or two). Coupons get immediately cut out and stuck in my folder in my purse. Once I pay a bill, I immediately drop it into it's folder in my file box, and usually don't look at it again until December when I clear out the box.
Papers are not allowed to lie around. They either need to go in their specific place, or get thrown out.