I have previously written about the importance of stopping clutter coming into your home. Decluttering is only one weapon in a multi-faceted approach to keeping your home clutter-free.
One one the biggest culprits is mail. We have eliminated most of our mail by having a ‘No Junk Mail’ sticker on our mailbox and opting to receive as much information as possible electronically.However, today we actually received 4 pieces of mail Here they are.
There are 2 local publications – The Range News (newspaper) and The Hinterland Times which is more of a magazine format. I always read them to keep up with local issues and then they will be recycled. The item on the top of the pile is the first piece of election advertising material that we have received. It was read and then went straight into the recycling. Finally, the large yellow envelope was the most interesting piece of all. It was a bundle of brochures and information from the company where we purchased our solar panels. We contacted them to see if they could provide some literature for the Sustainable House Open Day which is coming up at the beginning of next month.
This is what went into the recycle bin immediately – envelopes, election information and the catalogues which are inserted in the local paper.
By dealing with the mail immediately there are no piles to be sorted out later on and no clutter that is not required.