It’s lovely isn’t it?
Getting a letter in the post.
In the familiar scrawl of family or friends.
Whether it brings news.
Or just a quick thank you.
And a reminder of their love.
Real letters in real envelopes reach out and touch us.
In a way that endless emails or updates on Facebook or Whatsapp NEVER can.
So it’s a good thing to keep a little supply of writing paper and envelopes.
In their own place.
Easy to find.
So we can all get back into the lost habit of letter writing.
BUT endless torn envelopes and tatty notelets scattered around the house.
Or ancient pads of airmail paper jamming drawers.
Are NOT going to help with this.
So today we’re going to gather up quickly the good stuff.
Put it together.
In a place we can find it.
LET GO of scrumpled and scruffy paper and envelopes we will never use.
And THEN take a moment to write to a loved one …
If you’re following along with my quick daily declutter, read on. BUT if you’re new do hop back and read how just 10 things can help you declutter easily.
Just 10 Things – Paper & Envelopes
Today’s declutter may be a treasure hunt for you.
If like me you’ve got paper and envelopes scattered everywhere.
But as always keep it short AND focused.
Set your timer for 5 minutes or so, 15 minutes max.
And FOCUS on paper and envelopes.
Quickly spotting the tatty stuff to let go.
Gathering up the good stuff we can actually use to write letters to loved ones.
Moving quickly we’ll keep our eyes peeled for …
- Writing paper
- Note paper
- Note cards
- Airmail paper
- Printer paper
- Letter envelopes
- Large envelopes
- Padded envelopes
- Thank you cards
- Brown envelopes
If it’s super tatty put the stuff you’re letting go in recycling.
Or if – like me!! – you’ve been built up a small stationary warehouse over the years.
And someone else could put all that excess to better use, pop it in your box to go with the stationary supplies from yesterday and the desk accessories from the day before.
THEN sit down and write that letter to a loved one.
It doesn’t have to be a biggie.
The simplest thank you note makes a difference.
To others. And ourselves.
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