The amount of junk mail that comes through people’s doors is INSANE.
I once bought a riding helmet for my kid and I still get these darn horse brochures coming through my door every quarter without fail!
Here’s how you stop it, or at least slow the flow:
Check out CatalogChoice. It’s described as a free service by which people can sign up to reduce junk mail and thus reduce waste, fossil fuels for transportation, and methane/pollution generated when paper waste goes to landfill or incinerators.
The other thing to do is is email each company directly to get removed from their mailing list. This takes a bit of effort but is worth it in the end! We still get more junk mail than I’d like (although I DO love looking at the crazy expensive houses in the property magazines!) but it has reduced substantially.
Sometimes there are 800 numbers that you can call also.
Occasionally I get mail addressed to people who used to live in our house. I write,”Not at this address. Return to sender”
That seems to help too.