Stop the Junk Mail

junk-mailSpring cleaning this year can go beyond just the closets, cupboards and garages and also include our mailboxes. Who knew that Americans receive nearly four tons of junk mail each year and the average consumer can be on thousands of marketing mailing lists at any time? We are flooded with unwanted advertisements, credit card offers and political propaganda, which can bury the mail we are looking for…not to mention create a drain on the environment.

My daughter is an avid recycler. She is constantly monitoring the trash to make sure we are recycling all we can. She pointed out to me the other day how much junk mail we receive and asked if I was comfortable killing all those trees.

Well, I’m not.

You can eliminate the unwanted mail by contacting each of the companies that send you junk – which could take a lot of research, sweat and effort – or look to a web site like www.ProQuo.com that offers a free online service that will do most of the work for you. With a few clicks, you can select the marketing mail that you do want to receive, while stopping the junk mail you don’t want to receive. ProQuo has done all the research for you and provides easy steps to putting an end to the overflowing mailbox…all for free.

So, as you look for opportunities and tips to simplify, organize and de-clutter your life this spring, consider stopping the unwanted junk mail you receive and save a tree.

2 thoughts on “Stop the Junk Mail

  • April 3 2008 at 2:58 pm
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    that was SO EASY! Thank you!!!!
    Do you have any IDEA how badly I hate the stupid Val-Pak envelope?!? And the "shop-wise" circulars!
    I had no CLUE there was a way to stop this, I always sort my mail in the garage, next to the recycling bin, and most of it gets chucked right in there.
    Then I open any bills and throw the empty envelopes in there, too! :-) (wish I could just recycle the entire bill like I do the Val-Pak!!!)

    Minnie's last blog post..Happy Birthday Dottie!

  • April 4 2008 at 5:11 pm
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    I know, I was surprised at how easy it was, too!
    My daughter will be so proud. :)

    Thanks, Minnie!

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