Can the Snail Spam
Ok, so do people really use the term “snail mail” anymore? I remember when people would use that term in that demeaning tone, like it’s beneath them to use anything other than email. But now email is ubiquitous and, well, finding a stamp seems like a chore sometimes.
With emails advent also came along “spam”. You know, all those junk emails we have to routinely delete. Every. Single. Day! Fortunately, we’ve learned that from reputable companies that we can just unsubscribe from those emails and should hopefully never be bothered again. But do you do the same for your mail? Ya, the paper stuff that shows up in your mailbox 6 days a week?
Yes, you can unsubscribe from junk mail! Stupid catalogs, flyers addressed to “resident” and the like. When I get an unwanted catalog, first thing I do is flip to the back cover and call the 800 number and tell the operator I would like to be removed from the mailing list. Less than 30 seconds later, I’m done. No more of those catalogs!
We’ve put together a few places you can go to also reduce your mailbox clutter:
- Start with contacting the Direct Marketing Association. This will allow you to be removed from many companies’ mass marketing mailing lists for up to five years.
- Next, I’d call Val-Pak Coupons directly to ask to be removed from their mailing list. 99% of their coupons aren’t relevant to me cuz I’m just picky like that.
- Off to Catalog Choice to manage unwanted mail and phone books.
- And to stop getting credit card offers for yourself, family or your dog check out www.optoutprescreen.com
So there you have it. A few more places to reduce the amount of junk mail you get. You might also save a tree or 3!