I could not do nearly the amount of work I do if I did not have a weekly paper organization and planning system.
The Sunday Basket has increased my productivity, reduced our late fees and generally created sanity in our home. If this is the first time you’ve hear of the term “Sunday Basket,” well, that’s because I made it up! You can read all about how the Sunday Basket came to be here.
I learn best by watching what works for others, so, this year I am going to share my weekly planning with you with one caveat. These posts will be on a one week delay. Read my first post here about what my Sunday routine looks like.
Each week, I am not going to BORE you with every little thing in my basket. I will pick 1 item and tell you why it is there and how that helps me plan a more efficient and productive week.
Honestly, most mail can wait a week to be opened. I have a friend who only gets her mail out of the mailbox once a week. While I don’t recommend that, I can see why she does it.
Mail takes a lot of time. And most of that is stupid, busy sorting time. So much of our mail is JUNK. There are a few things you can do to get your name off of some of these lists.
- Here is the FTC GOV website where you can opt out for 5 years (or even permanently) for some junk mail lists.
- You can sort all the unwanted mail into a box for one month, and then sit down and call to get your name off all those lists.
- Sign up to receive your bills electronically instead of in the mail.
Whether you sort your mail daily or weekly, here is the process I use to sort my mail.
When life gets busy -I flip through the daily mail and drop it all in the basket for Sunday. Ta Da! Counter cleaned!
So, what about you? Do you have any tricks for staying on top of mail?
I have written 27 posts about the Sunday Basket!