I have just finished writing a blog on de-cluttering when there is a knock on the back door. It is the post lady with a clutch of letters which are too big to put through the letter box at the front.
Just when I thought I was getting tidy again, I have a whole lot of new mail to replace the mail I have just thrown out:-
- A bank statement which, after a cursory glance, I will file in the pending tray in my office. Several months later, if I get round to it, I will file it in the box file marked “Bank” and never look at it again. Eventually maybe several years later, when I have got no more room for box files, I will have a bonfire in the garden and burn all the bank statements. Then I will start the process all over again. Maybe it is time I switched to online banking?
- The second letter was about equity release. I enquired about it four years ago. After reading the brochure, I was lucky enough to receive a phone call every month for a year, even though I told them I was not interested. Ever after I have had a letter every few months, just in case I change my mind I suppose. I guess they will never go away.
- The third letter was an invitation to sign up for a magazine whose subscription I cancelled. I imagine they can’t stand rejection, so I expect I will be receiving regular letters from them as well.
The irony of de-cluttering is that what I do best is: