one step to not allowing junk mail to clutter your home is to throw it in the recycle bin immediately after you bring it through your door. however, the better solution is to not receive it at all.
removing your name from mailing lists is not as time-consuming as you might think. and it shouldn’t cost you a penny. you can reduce your junk mail 75-85% by following these three easy steps:
- register your name with the direct marketing association’s mail preference service and be added to their “do not mail” database.
- opt-out of pre-approved credit card, mortgage, and insurance offers by using the online form at optoutprescreen.com.
- for individual catalogs that you receive, call the company and ask them to remove you from their mailing list.
these changes may take up to 90 days to begin working, but you will certainly notice the difference when they do!
the preceding is an excerpt from simplify: 7 guiding principles to help anyone declutter their home and life.
what other steps would you recommend to minimalize junk mail?