There's nothing more unsightly than piles of mail in your home, so try to find a better way to organize them that serve a dual purpose — make your home look neater, but more stylish at the same time. Take a look at some mail organization ideas that might inspire you. They'll make you want to tackle your letters as soon as possible!
Since you're too busy during the week, take Sunday to catch up on your mail and prepare the ones you need to send off.
Perhaps you need to fill out insurance forms to file claims, write checks for bills that need paying off, or prepare items for return to retailers. Whatever it is, set aside an hour or so to work on your mail, so you can start Monday with a clean slate.
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The world may be your oyster, but that doesn't mean your lil one has to travel to experience it. For mamas who don't have the strength (or financial resources) to travel with their tots, Little Passports will inspire your lil adventurer as she learns about geography, history, culture, and language through two adorable characters who travel the world for her.
Sold in monthly ($12) to yearly ($132) subscriptions, you child's Little Passport adventure begins when she receives a travel suitcase, world map, passport, stickers, and activity sheet along with a letter from Sofia and Sam, her globetrotters. Each month, Sam and Sofia travel to a new country and send their "friend" a letter in the mail about where they are, a passport stamp, some souvenirs (such as CDs, toys, etc.), and a secret code that opens up an online area filled with activities related to their destination. Simpler than packing a bag and dragging a tot across time zones to see a locale they might not remember in a year, Little Passports gets kids excited about foreign cultures all from the comfort of their own homes.
I came across an awesome Tumblr site called Letterheady that collects and posts vintage letterheads of famous people and companies. The site is really making me appreciate custom letterhead — oh, the good old days! Whether you have something like Madonna's centered script or Houdini's fantastical scroll header and illustrations, custom letterhead is an extra special touch that makes your mail more memorable. Do you have your own?
You can't go wrong with a standard mailbox. They're classics and go with any style of architecture. I always crack up when I see novelty mailboxes like this Siamese Cat Mailbox or this Caboose Mailbox. Some people sure do have a lot of personality. Me? Call me boring, but I like to stick with simple galvanized steel. How about you?
The US Post Office delivered a plea to Congress yesterday — please don't make us deliver mail six days a week. If you consider the last time you wrote someone a letter versus an email, you can understand why the post office is having a hard time meeting rising costs. In fact, last year the post office was $2.8 billion in the red.
Considering the tough times, the Postmaster General would like the flexibility to shift to five-day delivery. While I'm sure mail carriers who work on the weekend hope Saturday delivery would be the first to go, it's more likely that a slow mail day, like Tuesday, will be cut first.
Are you surprised the post office is asking for a day off and not a bailout?
The Mexican mail service delivers seven pieces of mail on average to each resident, but on two blocks in Harvey, IL the US postal service delivers none. The post office has decided that it's not worth the risk to make deliveries on "the most dangerous block in America."
The last straw happened on Oct. 10, when a shooting occurred right next to a mail carrier. Robberies and inadequate police attention have also contributed to the suspension of service.
Apparently prepared for snow, rain, and heat . . . but not hail of bullets, the US Postal Service will make a mail drive-by, dropping off letters at a cluster box on the corner. Residents worry that traveling to the box will put them in danger, and also fear that the boxes can be broken into easily. Yet, a spokesperson for the post office has taken a step back, perhaps indicating mail could resume at some point, saying the initial suspension was only supposed to last for a day.
Let's hope the police step up attempts to keep mail carriers and residents safe.
Now that I am older, checking my mail isn't what it used to be. It's now mainly bills with the occasional party or wedding invitation, but back in the good old days, checking your mail was an exciting chore chalk full of surprises, care packages from your grandparents, even high school and college acceptance letters! So ladies, if you could bring back all that excitement, do tell, who would you want to receive a small package from and what would you want it to contain?
No, this isn't trick photography--he's really doing what you see, poor guy. (Does he see dead people in there?)