Since we're halfway through the month, I thought it would be good time to check in on my letter writing goal for the month.
I started by thinking about what was keeping me from writing letters. Here were struggles:
- Finding all the cards I thought I had
- Remembering to address the envelope
- Finding a stamp
- Getting it to the mailbox/postoffice
During our spring break cleaning overhaul I noticed a 2 recurring ideas in the books and articles we read about organizing. 1: A place for everything and everything in its place. 2: If you need something on a regular basis, find an easy access storage system. Kind of felt like common sense at first and then I started assessing my storage solutions.
I have had great success since displaying my cards where I can see them. Sometimes I see a card and thinking of someone. Other times, I'm at my desk working on the computer and I think of someone who might need a letter. I can quickly grab a card, jot a note, and find the address on my computer. In one sitting I've got the letter written, addressed and stamped. No more problem #2!
Problem #4 is probably the hardest for me. Our mailbox system is a little tricky so I've found the most success by putting the card on the passenger seat of my car and either dropping it off on my way to work or when I'm running errands. So far I've sent 3-4 cards a week and it has felt so good! I love the thought that someone is sorting through bills or ads and then finds a little envelope of love!