May 21, 2008

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Catalogs – stop the overload! While the holiday shopping season is almost a faded memory because it's month ago and the price of gas has you reducing all your spending the flow of catalogs has probably been reduced but not stopped. Why not stop receiving catalogs you don't want receive and Save a lot of time that you would otherwise spend flipping through catalogs Save trees that won't be processed into paper Save the environment from the waste of processing trees into paper, of fuel to propel delivery vehicles, of landfills that have to hold our waste Reduce your stress from feeling you have so much to do as represented by the pile of catalogs you'd like to peruse Eliminate the temptation to buy things that you don't need or already have a version of? We first addressed this issue in 2006 with the article titled simply: Stop Junk Mail. And we still feel that going directly to the DMA is the best way to remove your name from lists. I just found out it is also the best place to put a name of a deceased person on a Do Not Contact List (https://www.ims-dm.com/cgi/ddnc.php). Another site to stop the flow of catalogs specifically is Catalog Choice. This free resource allows you to submit the names of catalogs you don't want to receive. The benefit of this is: you continue to receive the catalogs you're glad to read and probably purchase from while stopping those that are really clutter. Catalog Choice is a sponsored project of the Ecology Center. It is endorsed by the National Wildlife Federation and the Natural Resources Defense Council, and funded by the Overbrook Foundation, the Merck Family Fund, and the Kendeda Fund. Sign up now and breathe a sigh of relief.

Susan Sabo

I am a tool-loving productivity specialist who gets things done so I can travel the world, bicycle our country, spoil my friends & colleagues, and show you how to do the same.

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