Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Reducing Junk Mail

I was having a conversation with a friend on Facebook about junk mail and she didn't know there were websites to help you reduce how much you get. I have gotten ours down to almost nothing so I thought I would share some of the sites I have used.

Catalog Choice- This site is the one I use the most. You can enter any of the catalogs you get and they help you remove yourself from the mailing list.

DMAchoice- This is another site that helps you get off of mailing lists.

PaperKarma- And of course there is an app for that. I haven't tried this one yet but it says it helps you get rid of your junk mail and all you have to do is take a picture of it.

You can also reduce your mail by asking businesses if they have paperless options. Many banks, utilities, health insurance, etc... have moved to paperless. This helps not only reduce the amount of paper you have to recycle but also prevents lost bills!

So what steps have you taken to reducing the amount of junk (and other) mail you receive? I would love more ideas because you can never have two little junk mail!

Photo credits:  Charles Williams

5 comments:

Daphne said...

Every time I get a catalog I call the number and get them to stop. It does keep the paper down. Sadly when I moved it started up again. I think some catalogs look for people that have moved recently.

dixiebelle said...

We have a small "No Junk Mail" sign on our mailbox.

Sarah said...

do those sites work for organizations that you donated to in the past (like the Nature Conservancy) that keep sending you huge envelopes of paper in the hopes that you will give them $10 again? I tried writing back/sending it back, but it still pours in.

Kristina (The Greening Of Westford) said...

I spent quite a bit of time reducing our junk mail a few years ago. I'll have to try that app! Because there are still some that I can't figure out how to stop!

Here are a couple of other things to do:

Stop your phone books - https://www.yellowpagesoptout.com/

Call your credit card companies and ask them to stop sending courtesy checks

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