Are you overwhelmed by paper junk mail and want to make it stop? If so, you’re not alone. Junk mail is a huge waste of our natural resources.
Earlier this year, Worcester Envelope Company shared some fascinating junk mail statistics:
Junk mail isn’t good for anyone. In addition to the startling stats above, it’s also a huge time-waster. How many of you simply stack your incoming daily mail in a pile to go through “later”. (Not a habit I recommend but that’s a topic for a future post!). Perhaps you end up going through that pile several times dealing only with the urgent bills/mail as necessary and leaving the rest behind? The result forces you to go through that pile time and time again until you finally take action with every piece of mail… if you ever do! The time has finally come to put an end to junk mail so it never makes it into your mailbox in the first place. Below are some great tips found on usa.gov:
There’s also another popular option called Catalog Choice. They are passionate about helping protect natural resources and helping people simplify their lives. Use their service to cancel specific catalogs and other types of paper mail you no longer wish to receive. In fact, they recommend that users also sign up for DMA choice in tandem with their service to take their name off of prospecting lists because many catalog merchants share lists of personal information with other merchants. And best of all? Catalog Choice service is free!
I hope you take a few minutes to take action on some of these suggestions. By doing so, you’ll save time on the other end by not having junk mail to review and act on down the road.
“Imagine never having to sort through stacks of mail again… What would you do with your extra time?” ~ Author Unknown ~
Brenda Tringali, HR, Organizing & Productivity Specialist
At YourFingertips Organizing (www.AtYourFingertipsOrganizing.com)
Serving MA, NH, or "virtually" anywhere (via phone/video)