4 Alternatives to Stuffing Envelopes in Association Management

Posted by Stefanie Ford on November 19, 2013
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Thanksgiving is just around the corner and that means it’s time for turkey, pumpkin pie and... stuffing envelopes? This time of year is a lot of fun filled with family, friends and yummy food. But, it is also an extremely busy time of year for all property managers and communities.

 

Don’t Stuff Yourself!

It’s time to send out coupon books, year-end financials, and new budgets for next year etc. I am sure many of you already take advantage of all the ways to not get caught stuffing envelopes and therefore have more time stuff your face (we can only hope). If you haven’t heard about the many ways to get information out to your home owners then let me share a few.

3rd party mailing company

Why use a mailing company? They can be creative, cost-effective and accurate ways of mailing, so you reach customers the first time. Some of them offer Certified Mail and national change of address processing. They are fast, safeguard homeowner data, many of them will not just send out letters but, customized statements and invoices. They can even do your coupon books!

Banks

Some banks will also mail out your coupon books for you.

Websites

There are the more obvious ways to not “get stuffed” using a website for your owners to access documents like the new budget and see meeting minutes for example.

Emails

Also sending emails to the owners can be a paper and time saver. When you don’t have to print and you save time you also save money!!

 

Now, something it’s ok to get stuffed with!!!

Thanksgiving Stuffing

stuffingIngredients:
  • 2 loaves of bread (any kind)       
  • Hawaiian bread
  • Onions and celery (chopped)
  • Butter
  • Chicken broth
  • Jiffy corn muffin mix (1 box)
  • Salt and pepper
Directions:
  • Sautee the onions and celery in butter
  • Tear bread apart and put in a large mixing bowl
  • Add onions and celery once they are soft include any butter to bread
  • Add Jiffy mix
  • Begin to add chicken broth slowly to moisten the bread mixture (do not overdo it or it will be soggy)
  • Use hands to mix up.
  • Once well mixed, stuff turkey. Any leftover stuffing you can cook on stove top.


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