This is a simple system to help organize
one’s regular mail and bill payment. Often people become mired up in the basic
problem of a cluttered or non-existant In Box.
A Mail Bin:
When the mail comes in most people get a mixture
of bills, junk mail, letters and miscellaneous items. A system for dealing with
mail cannot depend on your having time to sort the mail when it arrives. One way
to deal with it is to have a bin or box where all the mail can be dumped when it
is brought inside; in this way it will not get lost.
Trash and Recycle:
Once or twice a week, go through the mail and sort
it: Trash and recyclables can be tossed in their bins. Catalogs that are saved
can either go in their own bin or into the personal bins (below).
Each family member should have their own bin, for
which they are responsible. Make sure that the other members of the household
know that they must review their mail regularly, so their containers don’t
overflow. Also that they must not use them for long term storage.