Monday, July 11, 2011

A Couple Minutes On the Phone Will Reduce Your Unwanted Mail!

Are you tired of all those catalogs and other monthly mailings that arrive on your doorstep? Well, I was, too, so I decided to do something about it.

Recently I began calling the 800 number found somewhere in the mailed item and asked to be removed from their mailing list. To date I've eliminated sixteen mailings.

Some were solicitations for funds. Some were catalogs. Some were ads for such things as the symphony in the Big City to the north of us. And, of course, all those mailings one receives when one nears retirement age.

We no longer have mail coming to our house from these sixteen sources.

So! Tired of all that mail? Take the time to call their 800 numbers and ask to be removed. Be sure to have the catalog in front of you...they will usually ask for the address as printed on your mail.

They've all been gracious to my request. (They do advise that it may take a couple months to eliminate all mail from their office...sometimes mailings are planned a month in advance...but they do eventually stop the mailing.)

I think I've saved a forest. And eliminated some aggravating mail.

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6 comments:

ksrgmck said...

I'm pretty good about opting out of unwanted e-mails. This need to be next on my "to do" list.
-Kelly

Maryann said...

Sounds like a plan. I also have the problem with email. Seems like you order something once and your on their list forever. Most of them have places where you unsubscribe as well. Thanks for the tip.

Trisha said...

Do they have a number for managing e-mail, too? :) I've noticed that since the economy has been in a slump, catalog companies seem to be mailing less.

Thanks for the tip!

Cheryl said...

A great idea WhiteStone! Isn't it a shame that we have to take affirmative action to remove unwanted mail and phone call?

Debby said...

You can also send a postcard with your name and address on it to:
Mail Preference Service
Direct Marketing Association
PO Box 643
Carmel NY 15012-0643

WhiteStone said...

Thanks, Debby. I'll check that out.