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My Mail Route

Posted: January 17th, 2010 | Author: Katie | Filed under: Simple Solutions |

Is one of your New Year’s Resoultions to declutter? Here is my:

Instant mail decluttering tip with a tinge of green:


So this is what my mail route looks like:

1. I get my mail and as I walk back to my house I look over all of it and right away decide what junk mail I don’t need. (You can lower these amounts too by dialing 1-888-5 OPT OUT (or 1-888-567-8688) 24 hours a day.)

2. In my garage I have a mail recycling bin so I just throw unwanted pieces in those.

3. Then I bring in the rest of the mail and put my husbands in his basket which goes down stairs to his office. (Or let’s face it — I take it down to his office once it is full). Any basket would work too. I used to have a larger one, but my sister-in-law spotted this one that was maybe meant more as a flowering basket, but it fits perfectly on the banister.


4. I try to go through my mail immediately and put it in the proper place.

5. Any magazines I file in my magazine basket and save for a rainy day. (Usually that day is also a day when I have no tv shows tivoed).



Happy Mailing!

♥ Katie

Want More?!

Here are some of my other favorite cleaning/organization posts:

Lovah my Bona!

Aha Uses: Storage for scarfs and necklaces

Aha Uses: Extra socks and frames

Gift Wrapping Station

Monthly Calandar

School Work Keeper

Book Storage

Medicine Baskets

Weekly ‘To Do’ Calendar

Remedy Book

Makeup Organization

Wrapping my Linens

6 Comments on “My Mail Route”

  1. 1 Lindsey O. said at 5:22 pm on January 17th, 2010:

    I love the little mail basket! Good idea on sorting out the mail. Gives me an idea! Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. 2 Melanie said at 6:17 pm on January 17th, 2010:

    I love mail. I always have. I remember when I first got married how excited I was to get mail every day. Well, I still love mail. I get a lot of magazines and so every day there is something to look forward too. I go through mine right away, open and keep the bill, throw away the junk, and it never piles up. When we go on vacation, I can’t wait to get home and get that big USPS box and sit down on the floor and go through it. That is the first thing I do:) Can you tell I like mail? LOL!

  3. 3 Bonnie @ House of Grace said at 8:27 am on January 18th, 2010:

    Thanks for sharing!!!

    Check out my tips including how to get pen off and couch!


  4. 4 Lori G said at 11:20 am on January 18th, 2010:

    Ah! So where I’m going wrong is by getting my mail as I drive in. My junk mail tends to live in the passenger seat of my car (or in the floor) for days until I get frustrated enough to do something with it. It probably wouldn’t kill me to walk to mailbox! Thanks for sharing!

  5. 5 Laurel said at 11:49 am on January 18th, 2010:

    I’m actually having a hard time thinking of a clever, intelligent comment in less one sentence, so - just know I think you are awesome!

  6. 6 Heidi Farmer said at 8:45 am on January 21st, 2010:

    Love these ideas! I love your cabinet with the baskets - I always need more storage (or perhaps I need less stuff). Happy Day!

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