Now, set a routine in place. Be it immediately on your way in the door or after dinner, make a habit of sorting through your mail. Set aside the important stuff—the bills you need to pay and the catalogs you look forward to perusing. The rest? Toss it in the recycling bin (or send it through the shredder). No doubt the cast-offs outnumber the keepers. But for the strategy to work, diligence is key. Put a cap in place that your pile never grows to more than a week's worth of post.