Are you tired of taking bags of catalogs and junk mail to be recycled? You can reduce this influx of unwanted mail.
Start with contacting the Direct Marketing Association (DMA); they provide consumers with a national do not mail service at www.dmachoice.org. They can only eliminate the junk mail from members of the Direct Marketing Association. It is still worth the effort.
If you are like me, you receive too many catalogs. I think my name has been sold to every women’s clothing catalog in the country. In the online article Reduce Your Junk Mail by Opting Out at www.fraudguides.com/tips/jan10.asp tips are offered to reduce the number of catalogs sent to you:
- Call each retailer and request removal
- Mail the label to the retailer and request removal
- Use one of the following services:
This web-based service is free and claims to help consumers remove themselves from catalog mailing lists.
For $41 they will contact 20 to 30 direct-mail companies for you to stop them from sending bulk mail advertising plus give you the preprinted postcards. A portion of the fee goes to environmental groups.
Credit card offers are also a pain. Visit www.optoutprescreen.com
to slow down the amount of pre-approved credit card junk mail. You will have to give your SSN and birth date. You also will be asked whether you want to block receiving pre-screened credit card offers for five years or permanently.
Be nice to yourself and our planet by using these resources to reduce the river of junk mail flowing to your house.
What other tips do you have?