Friday, July 6, 2012

Cut the junk

One of the most annoying things is spam email and junk mail. I can't stand the constant influx of spam email from things I have never signed up for and sometimes even heard of. While procrastinating today I emptied my spam box, but instead of hitting delete all like I usually do, I went through and unsubscribed to each one. 


I felt so good after clearing it all out that I realized it was time to do the same for our mailbox at home. Most days there is no actual real mail, just a bunch of catalogs and other junk that we take straight from the mailbox to the recycling bin. On average, people receive 41 pounds of unwanted or "junk" mail every year, and 44 percent of that goes unopened (http://www.41pounds.org/impact/).


Image courtesy of Better Paper

On the back of every catalog is a number to call if you no longer wish to receive it. If you already have an online account with the company there is often a box online that you can uncheck to stop receiving their mailings. 


It may take a few phone calls, but I am tired of having all the clutter and junk, not to mention the enormous amount of waste. 


For tips and steps on how to get started, go to Better Paper.

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