Living Large Tip of the Week: Eliminating Junk Mail
Someone once said that life is a journey not a destination.
The same can be said about eliminating unwanted junk mail from your life, it’s an ongoing process, but one so well worth it, both for space and the environment.
In a small home, everything that comes into the space has to have a place or it feels cramped and cluttered. This goes for mail as well.
Piling up the table with unwanted credit card offers and catalogs is not a good thing. For the past several years, we’ve been trying to eliminate the amount of junk mail that comes to Our Little House, a daunting task since we were also receiving mail for my deceased mother for a time.
It seems now is the season for new catalogs to arrive and we’ve been getting credit card offers in droves again.
We have accomplished eliminating about 90 percent of our unwanted mail by doing these three things:
- Catalog Choice: This is my favorite website for eliminating unwanted catalogs. It just seems easier than calling the companies directly. Only if my opting out at Catalog Choice doesn’t work, will I call the companies.
- DMA: The Direct Mail Marketing Association gives you a 1-stop choice in opting out of credit card offers and other unwanted solicitations.
- Going paperless. I now receive almost all of my statements via email. The except to this are statements I need for my business. I just discovered two financial statements I had previously forgotten to opt out of via mail. Usually this only takes a click of your mouse on your bank or creditor’s website.
Have you thought about going green while also reducing the amount of junk mail that comes into your home? Any other tips?
This post is part of the Blogging Bee at Attainable Sustainable.