"Manage It" - Mail, Paper and more
Welcome back to " Manage It" at today's "Organize It" Party. Let's chat about Junk email/ mail, all those piles of papers and learn about some solutions on how can we manage it from organization experts.
Ready to Manage it? and don't forget to enter our next GIFT ( giveaway).
Help my Email Box is Too Full
By: Beth Dargis
My daily email time was getting longer again. So time to unsubscribe.
What I unsubscribed from:
* Daily inspirational emails. I just didn't have time to read them every day and get inspiration in my daily blog reading.
* Emails from people I have bought from in the past. It's nice to know when there is a deal, but most of the time I don't need to be buying anyway.
*My Google calendar daily agenda. I now have my calendar write in my Gmail sidebar thanks to a new Google lab.
* A couple yahoo groups that produced tons of emails.
*Some Google alerts that weren't helpful.
*Many of my calendar reminders, since my Google calendar is right there in my Gmail account.
*Facebook and MySpace updates. I would rather just do a quick check at the sites daily.
What can you unsubscribe from?
Beth Dargis helps the overwhelmed create saner, simpler lives. Join her to create a great plan for decluttering your life and enjoy fun support in her 8-wk declutter group which starts Jan 26th.
And you can get a free Declutter Calendar here:
Time to open another GIFT (giveaway)
Today's GIFT (giveaway) comes from Password Directory.com™ a pocket-sized Internet address organizer. This handy book makes it easy to keep track of Internet users names, IDs and passwords. The exclusive “hint” feature adds an extra level of privacy for confidential passwords by allowing the user to leave the password space blank, and use the hint feature instead. Password Directory.com™ saves time by eliminating unnecessary searches through loose scraps of paper, backs of envelopes and Post-it™ notes for misplaced or lost passwords and user names. Password Directory.com™ is the ultimate web solution for controlling the password revolution. Password Directory.com™ can be purchased online for $8.45 each at www.passworddirectory.com
Password Directory and and 24/7 MOMS are giving away one Password Directory. To enter for your chance to win, enter your name and email address in the box below you will be signed up for today's giveaway as well as be added to the 24/7 MOMS E-list(if you are not already a 24/7 MOMS subscriber). Drawing to be held on February 1, 2009
Paper, Paper it's everywhere..How do I file?
Getting Rid of Junk MailBy: Molly Gold http://www.gomominc.com
Do you find yourself drowning in a sea of junk mail, solicitations and catalogs that you don't have time to read and don't want? Not only does junk mail clutter up your house, take up valuable time but it's also bad for the environment. Every year American households receive a total of 98 billion pieces of junk mail or 392 pieces of junk mail per person, which requires 6.1 million tons of paper, according to ForestEthics. It's time to get rid of junk mail for good.
Most junk mail senders get your name from a few companies and marketing associations. If you get delisted from their marketing database you can get rid of most of your junk mail. Visit these sites to add your name to Do Not Mail lists and opt-out of future junk mail:
- Abacus Catalog Alliance Opt Out
- Direct Marketing Associations's Do Not Mail List
- OptOutPrescreen.com - Allows you to opt out of unsolicited credit card offers either online or by phone at 1-888-567-8688
- DirectMail.com's Do Not Mail List
- Catalogchoice.org - Remove your name from catalog mailing lists.
- Valpak Savings Coupons
Not every company that sends you junk mail belongs to one of the above groups. So call the company's 800 number and request your address be removed. Be sure to have the catalog or mailer on hand.
Whenever you give out your mailing address, whether you are making a purchase online or entering a sweepstakes, be sure to look for a box to "opt out" of allowing the company to rent, sell or share your information to their partners or third-parties.
See you Tomorrow for more of the "Organize It" Party