Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Mail Log 2012

Everyone seemed like they were interested in the way I log my mail, so I decided to write up a short post about it. Though the biggest piece of advice is: do what works for you!

I start with a journal. This one has a hard cover with a pen sleeve on the side (SO HANDY!). If you are interested this journal is actually a Reflexions sketchbook and is similar to a moleskine with heavier weight paper. (It was a gift, but I am thinking I may invest in more like this one.
( I know...I am the worst cell phone picture taker...)

Then as you can see from this picture, I write the date and then record the outgoing mail first (mainly because I put it in the mailbox early in the morning) then the incoming later. I don't get into too much detail. I do however, note if it was a postcard, letter, Object or package (markings not shown as I didn't get any packages yet). I mark down who sent it to me, and that is about it. For my outgoing I mark all the same things, occasionally I will mark if I sent something special to someone (just to keep track) and then I will note how much postage I used for that days mail.
As you can see from this picture, I have noted the total postage for outgoing mail..and then cringed a little inside. Just kidding. =) Keeping track of the postage is something new. I am curious to see my postal spending habits for this year.

Again, I don't expect this to work for everyone, but it works for me. I have tried multiple ways to make a mail log, even used a database for a while...but I couldn't get into the habit of marking it down. Somehow computers and letter writing do not mix so well.

You can also read about how the Missive Maven keeps her mail by clicking her name.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the mention, Misty - and I love reading about how someone else logs mail!