How to Organize Mail

How to Organize Your Mail

Task: Open and sort all mail

1 Cor. 14:40 “Let all things be done decently and in order.”

For many of us, our biggest organizing opportunity is paper, in general …. and particularly mail.  It accumulates so fast. I have encountered so many clients that simply let it pile up, then they just throw it in a plastic bag or a box and hope for the best???  

When you walk in the door with your mail, analyze what you are doing with it.  Does it end up on the entry foyer furniture, kitchen or dining room table or counter top?  Does it pile up here before you finally address all the papers? Do you find you paying late fees?  The solution is to develop new, good habits.

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Procrastination

PROCRASTINATION

Task: Pick a project you have been avoiding

1Cor 10:33 “You say, ‘I am allowed to do anything’--but not everything is good for you. You say,’ I am allowed to do anything’--but not everything is beneficial.”

It’s hard to get yourself motivated to do some tasks that you just don’t like doing.  What motivates you to do something? Is it a priority in your life?  Do you live by a schedule or allow distractions to rule your day? When it comes to organizing, it’s easy to procrastinate.  You know things are getting out of hand.  You know that the garage or basement is full of stuff you’ll never use.  You know the closets are bulging with outgrown, ill-fitted clothes and shoes. So why do you procrastinate?  It’s a matter of time.

So how can we be more productive?  Let’s evaluate how we spend our time.  Do we have in mind the things we want to accomplish that day? Or, are we rushed in the morning, running late for appointments or work?  Have we prepared the night before to gather what we need the next day like grocery lists, items to be returned to the store or people we need to contact?  Or, are we frantically looking for our keys and trying to remember what we need before we leave the house?

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