A common freebie from charities is address labels, but how much print mail do you send nowadays? When you receive address labels, do you slip them into your desk thinking that they are a useful item you should hold onto?
Toss them. How many mailing lists misspell your name? How many labels have images that you don’t care for? Even if you do use address labels, chances are you don’t need many. At one point, I realized that I’d rather write my return address on the occasional piece of outgoing mail than store a stash of labels.
If this doesn’t apply to you: Sit with a cup of coffee or tea and just focus on enjoying your beverage. For five minutes, don’t look at the television, a book or magazine, or your smartphone. Look out the window and watch the clouds or bird or leaves blowing in the breeze.
Susan Caplan McCarthy
I'm Susan, a writer and teacher developing a second career as a Decluttering Coach.