Monday, May 17, 2010

You’ve Got Junk Mail!!!

When you come home after a hard day, the last thing you want to see is a pile of junk mail waiting to be sorted. Many people will stack the current day’s pile on the previous day’s pile and postpone this arduous task to a more conducive time (like never) and the stacks quickly multiply. Important mail (letters, bills) can get lost in this overwhelming sea of paper clutter. I posted about this topic before and it can be viewed here.

Here is one important step you can take today to take back control of your mailbox.

Visit and register for an account. You can add multiple names/addresses to one account. Through that account you can request the removal of your name from the three major credit bureaus marketing lists (so that you get less of those pesky credit card offers) and e-mail solicitation lists. Also, you can request specific companies and catalogs remove your name. If you click on the How it Works button on the "Give Your Mailbox a Makeover" page, it will walk you through how to get started.

Opt-outs completed online remove you for five years (you can print out and mail a permanent one, if you prefer). I redid mine because I couldn't remember how long it had been and I figured it could not hurt. It took about 15 minutes and it is well spent. Due to my previous opt out efforts, I receive very little junk mail, but I am hoping to receive even less. It takes about 90 days from the date of removal to see results, so be patient and hope to see less in the summer!!

Good luck!!

For help with this or any organizing project, Simply Call Linda! 716-631-5619

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