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!
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!
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. :)