Tuesday, July 29, 2008

It Just Keeps Coming

I've been trying to clean up around here. I cannot believe all the junk mail that comes into this house. I do try to go through the mail as it comes and toss it as quickly as I can. But something always seems to slip through. I keep it because I might be interested, but I just don't have time to deal with it now. Not a good idea because things just seem to pile up, and I never get back to it. So, tip #1 - deal with it right away. Don't wait for later, because later never comes.

Also, I can't believe the number of promotional products I keep receiving. Mostly all these different organizations send out address labels. There aren't very many things I mail any more, so I have enough address labels to last me into the next century. Lately, the big thing to send seems to be calendars. I have 4 or 5 of them around here now. They send something, thinking that I'll feel so appreciative, or guilty about getting something for nothing, that I'll donate to their cause. Every once in a while I do go ahead and donate, if I like what they're doing. What I've learned though is that they don't go away after you donate. No, now they know I have money, so I continually get stuff asking for more. So, tip #2 - don't donate unless you want more mail.