I don’t know about you, but I get WAY too much junk mail daily! I have even resorted to putting a shredder AND a recycle bin in my home office just to keep up with all of it! And think about this, not only is it annoying to us who receive it, but even more alarming, is just how much paper waste all that junk mail creates!
Let’s put a STOP to it… or at least, let’s diminish most of it. Here are two websites that work together to help you get rid of your junk mail:
www.DMAchoice.org : for a $2 processing fee you can register online to get started; your registration will last for a period of 10 years. You can also send your registration by mail if you don’t choose the online option.
www.catalogchoice.org : this is a non-profit organization with a mission: “Catalog Choice’s mission is to stop junk mail for good. For the past 8 years, we’ve been passionate about helping protect natural resources and helping you simplify your life. Use our free service to cancel specific catalogs and other types of paper mail you no longer wish to receive." Because they are a non-profit, they rely on donations from consumers. They have an easy “DONATE” button to click on their website.
Check out these sites to get you on your way to less clutter and paper waste and to save you valuable time wading through piles of paper junk mail! The way this works is that these agencies gather your information initially, and then they do the “opting out” for you!
Want to minimize telemarking, or JUNK calls, you receive while you’re eating dinner every night in addition to diminishing your junk mail? I’ve got a solution for that too: visit www.DoNotCall.gov and get on their "Do Not Call" list. But, just so you know, you have to renew this every 5 years.
So, there you have it… a couple of ways to simplify your life… and do something good for the environment. I hope this helps you!
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