5 Ways to Reduce JUNK Mail

Does anyone else feel like it’s a part-time job blocking robo-calls and deleting junk e-mails that you never remember signing up for?

Paper Clutter = Mental Clutter

Now before I describe a solution, promise me you’ll do the work! It took me less than 30 minutes to research all of this and act on each of the to-dos. The result? Clearer e-mail inbox, less robo-calls, and fun-heavy mail days. Even better, I’ve eliminated a root cause of paper clutter.

Let’s get started! I recommend starting with the easiest so you’ll feel motivated to continue!

Electronic Mail

This is the simplest of all.

  • Go to unroll.me and follow the steps. Within 3 minutes you can unsubscribe to everything you don’t want in your e-mail inbox. Bham!

Robo-calls & Voice Mail

Have you noticed that robo-calls now come from your home area code? I come from a rural town with just over 2,000 people, so I KNOW there’s not a call center there! But no more!

  • Call 1-888-382-1222 or visit www.donotcall.gov to get fewer telemarketing calls. I chose to call and it took less than a minute. Easy!

National Do Not Call Registry: Declutter junk papers, mail, & phone calls

Snail Mail

This took a little more effort, but I truly believe it’s worth it! Not only do I not waste hundreds of papers/catalogs each year, but I also get to clear the mailbox clutter.

  • Go to DMAchoice.org and create an account. Just a heads up- there’s a $2 fee for the service. Once in, you can easily remove yourself from all lists in just a few steps. It’s very user-friendly and simple to follow the steps!

  • Go to optoutprescreen.com and complete the form. It does request your social security number, but you have the option of skipping that part. Because the Federal Trade Commission actually recommends this, I trust the website.

  • Go to catalogchoice.org and create an account. I left this for last because in my opinion, it’s the most difficult. You have to search catalogs by individual name to opt out, and unless you’ve been diligent about keeping/tracking the catalogs that come in the mail, you probably won’t remember every catalog you get.

All done? Way to go! Paper clutter=mental clutter and you’ve taken a big step in reducing that clutter.

If this is helpful to you, please comment below and let me know so I can keep resources like this coming your way. Or even better, be a good human and share it with peeps you love! We can all use a little less clutter in our lives. :)