I keep a photocopy of my outgoing letters, because then it creates a complete conversation and I don't have to try to remember whether I told so-and-so such-and-such and repeat old stories or bore them to death. I just skim the last 2 or 3 letters and continue the thread. :) Who says people with poor memories can't find a system that works! It took a few trials and errors, but eventually I found one that I like.
I took advantage of a fantastic back-to-school sale at Office Depot last fall and got a mess of these:
|Wilson Jones 3 ring binder in Bright Pink|
And now I have this:
|The tabs are removable, so when I have to change the letters,|
it's really easy. If things keep up like they have been, I'll end
up with a binder for each letter by the end of the summer!!!
|I put the pen pal's name, and a general description|
of their location. Obviously for the USA, city and
then state. For international it's a bit different,
but you get the idea. The tabs change easily if I
have to update them due to people moving. :)
|Of course, "organized" is a relative term, since I have this|
pile and another one (not pictured) of replied letters to
file. At least I can say I do have everything more or less
in one general location amongst my belongings! :)
How do you keep your letters, my readers? Boxes? Binders like mine?