I am not a fan of junk mail. I just don't see the point in it. All those catalgues and flyers that come through your letter box on an almost daily basis. I am just not interested.
There are two issues with junk mail. The environmental impact of it after we throw it out and the environmental impact of making it. Plus so much of it is not even relevant to our household! Of the 200 flyers and catalogues that comes through my letterbox, about 20 are relevant. That's 10%! The rest goes in the recycling bin. I am pleased that there are companies that are publishing their catalogues online.
My sanity tip this week is how I deal with the junk mail. I used to put it on the bench to deal with later but found this created piles that would then start a clutter infestation. Hands up if you're doing this!
I have found the best system to deal with the junk mail is to remove it from the letterbox and stand at the outside recycling blue bin and sort and toss right there. But sometimes circumstances find the junk coming inside and those circumstances usually mean I can't deal with the junk mail at that time.
To curb the pile making I have established a Junk Mail Station! The junk mail that comes in goes in this designated spot and when there's a spare moment it gets sorted. We have a recycling box at the bottom of our pantry which gets pulled out and I sort away! I have recently placed a paper shredder next to the junk mail station to shred any mail that has our name and address or would make great paper pulp.
How do you stop a junk mail clutter infestation from happening? What is working for you? I'd love to hear your tips for sorting your junk mail!