(photo copyright schimmelart.com)Do you get a lot of catalogues? I seem to get every catalogue known to man, as I made the mistake of ordering from one company one time, and they apparently gave my name and number to the media wire for dispersal to every other company hawking wares.
So, what to do? Make a bonfire? (bad for the environment) Line the birdcage? (I don't have a bird) Call every company that puts out a catalog? (too time consuming) Though, I admit, I have gone to websites individually and tried to locate "unsubscribe" pages. Since I am streamlining this year, it is time to go even further.
If you are very, very good, perhaps you could make junk mail art. Failing this, maybe Sandhi Schimmel would be happy to receive your cast-off catalogues. Her work is absolutely AMAZING!
Why might they not help? It can take up to twelve weeks to process your preferences, and they don't contract with every catalog company. However, they say they do have a large number of contracted companies and that those companies pledge to honor the request.
Another site I found is DMAchoice.org. I believe this service carries a $1.00 fee, but that would be nominal. DMA is for Direct Marketing Association, and they say they contract with 3,600 companies.
Also, if you want to sign a petition to stop junkmail, you can go to DoNotMail.org. Of course, if successful, this option might bankrupt the US Postal Service, but it might save trees, space, and the blades on your home document shredder.
How have you reduced your junk mail?