Do you open your mail, look at it briefly, then put it aside to deal with later? I did before I was married, and it usually took days before I actually sorted/trashed/recycled the opened mail. Why not open your mail over your recycling bin? That way you can immediately toss anything that isn't an action item.
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Household weblog Apartment Therapy recommends adding this life hack to your routine. Once you've weeded out junk mail, waste envelopes and anything else you can put actionable items in your mail/bill area.
Do you have a routine to handle ingoing and outgoing mail? Tell us about it in the comments section.
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