Day 3: Mail Discipline – Directly to the recycle bin
Mail can be a huge clutter creator.
Your challenge today – get started on a more organized method of mail management.
When you get the mail from your mailbox, go directly to your recycle bin.
Stand near the bin and sort the mail, tossing everything you don’t need directly into the bin. This includes opening the things you intend to keep and throwing the envelopes and all the “stuffing” directly into the bin. When you’re done, you should have a small pile of just the things you need/want.
One of the things I received in the mail today was a Christmas Card. This year, I started a Christmas Card “group” in my contacts list. With the move to Arizona, I don’t see or talk with friends from the Northwest as often as I did when I lived there, so I started this list to ensure I wouldn’t forget anyone in 2021. This is a “bonus” idea for being more organized in 2021.
If you’re already doing this you can just check this challenge off as done!
If you’re not already doing this, set up a 30-day checklist – so you can check off each day that you handle your mail right away. Allow yourself the bonus of checking off Sunday when no mail arrives. After 30 days you’ll have set the groundwork for a solid habit.
______ 30 Day Checklist Created
______ Put a box cutter, letter opener and/or scissors near your mail sorting area.
______ Set up your Christmas Card list for 2021
______ 30 Day Checklist Completed – YAY!!!!
Have you joined our 20 for 21 Challenge?
Do you want to get more organized in 2021? Then set yourself up for success and learn how you can start getting organized in less than 21 minutes!
All this month, we will be going through our list of 20 things you can do in 21 minutes or less to be more organized in 2021!
The challenge will run Monday through Friday, starting with Day 1 on January 4th and ending with Day 20 on January 29th. Each day, we will be posting either a blog post, a short Facebook Live, or photos that go with each day’s challenge.
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