Alternate Title: Can You Make Your Mail Carrier the Biggest Loser?
- Reconsider your magazine subscriptions or newspapers.
- Go paperless on your bills.
- Don’t sign up for stuff in stores.
- When you do sign up for something, find the “Opt-out” option on their form. Look for it like you did the last Twinkies at Target. Ask if you can’t find it.
- Register at dmachoice.org and catalogchoice.org. **I will say – I’m not a fan of these. After registering and coming up with (yet another) password, you are required to search for every company that sends you mail. I’d rather wait for the catalog to come in the mail and be…
Reactive: For some reason it seems most efforts in my life
are on the reactive end of the spectrum. But in this case, I prefer it. When I get a piece of unsolicited mail I set it aside in a red folder and usually when the littlest is napping, I grab my phone and go all Kalifornia on solicitors. Well, at least I try to cut down their mailing lists by one. Like keeping weight off until the reunion, diligence is required.
- Some make it easy. “If you’d prefer not to receive I Love Cats Weekly call…”
- Some try to hide their phone number in small, grey print.
- Some make you go online to find a phone number buried in “Contact Us”.
- Some only let you do it by email.
- And some, like one of our local Valvoline outfits, make you come in personally.