stop the junk mail.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
we receive a ridiculous amount of junk mail and magazines (who doesn't?) on a daily basis, and it truly pains me to throw it out. obviously things get tossed in the recycle, but it never even had to be recycled in the first place. keep it to yourself!
here's a few things you can do:
1. in most cases, when stores ask you for your address (or email), there's absolutely no reason they need that information. no thanks is a perfect answer.
2. register with the direct marketing association to remove your address from their list. note that removal is only valid for 5 years and don't forget to register all members in your household.
3. you can stop credit card offers by making one phone call. call 1-888-567-8688 and follow the automated instructions to permanently remove your address from their lists. again, don't forget to do it for all (adult) members in your household.
you can find more tips from the EPA here. thanks for the tip ashley!
photo by elizabeth weinberg.