I am so happy to be writing this WhatToDoAbout. You. Don’t. Even. Know! It just came to me like a bolt of lightning striking my numb mind and giving life like a defibrillator to a dead heart. Well as you know, we like getting the mail… unless it is junk mail… of course. The problem that I have is that I get the mail and then let the mail stack up and it becomes the dreaded: mail stack.
Why is the mail stack so dreaded? Because it clutters my room bringing eye-soreness to the gaze that would fall across the landscape of my desk and bed. I like my desk spic and span… despite the occasional accumulation of dust which I may or may not be lax to clean.
Perhaps a daily regimen is need!? Yes, I am exclaiming and asking in the same sentence. You see, as I excitedly go to get the mail each day, I look through it and sift out what I deem to be the most important pieces of mail that need the soonest attention. If a piece of mail does not make the cut, it gets thrown into the mail stack in my room. I then proceed to leave it sit there for a week and at the end of the week I go through the stack opening the mail and reading and discarding as necessary.
Sometimes during the weekly purge I will still separate the mail further into types of mail categories such as: bills, newsletters, updates, and solicitations. Then I would attack the stack categorically. Did you just hear that? Attack the stack. Nice. So you can see if I am attacking the stack categorically and then if something should draw me away from my attacking (like an afternoon romp in the park), at least I would have gotten through the most important part of the stack and left the least important part of the stack in stacking up.
I think one of the biggest holdups is getting newsletters from organizations that you are involved in. I want to read the newsletters, just not at the exact moment that I receive them, and thus they end up languishing in the mail stack. Bills can be the same way as I like to keep them until I pay them and I might not be paying them right away.
Perhaps the answer is to have designated compartments, containers, or cubby holes that can neatly store your mail, combined with a daily regimen/strategy with which to keep said compartments, containers, or cubby holes from overflowing. You know what I am talking about, don’t you? The people who have the sweet looking, magazine cover, stylish mail organizer and it is just overflowing, stuffed-to-the-max full of envelopes in a jumbled mess. And so the moral of that story is that more stuff will not solve all your problems.
Welp, what do you do about the mail stack? Or do you not even have problems with the mail stack? Maybe you do not receive enough mail? Are you involved in enough life-living to receive mail?