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Saturday, March 24, 2007

Sorting Mail

When you sort your mail, do it near your trash can, paper recycling container, and shredder. Shred anything that has sensitive information (your social security number, credit card applications, etc.). Look through ads of interest to you and toss the rest into your recycling bin. Take a few seconds to go through ads you want to keep. Circle items you may want to purchase, so you don't waste time having to search through the ad again. Place coupons or ads in the place where you keep them, or put them in your car. Anything that can't go into recycling or be shredded goes into the trash. What's left is mail you need to keep - bills, letters, invitations, etc. Read mail and determine if you need to keep it. Place bills, letters to answer, etc. in your tickler file. More about tickler files next time!