This was another biggy for us. Way too much mail. This needed to be simplified.
I do want all my bills in a paper format. Personally, I keep them to see what’ happening – so I want this mail.
But I didn’t want a lot of the other mail – catalogues and magazines. It seemed to me that if I made a purchase from a company then I would not only get that company’s catalogue list but on other’s too. I am not going to kid you, this was a lot of effort to get off mailing lists. You can visit my resources page to find that companies that you can opt out from. But I took it s step further and called all of the catalogues and requested that I be removed from there list. Yes, it’s time consuming but it has worked. We simplified by eliminating these catalogues thus reducing that amount of mail that comes, reducing the temptation to make a unwanted purchase and saving trees.
As for magazines, we didn’t renew our subscriptions and let them run out. I wasn’t finding the time to read them, so they were piling up creating clutter (not a good feeling). Now, if I want to read a magazine I can check out the magazine through my local library and read it online. RB Digital from the library works for us. Again, we reduced that amount of mail that was coming in, reducing the clutter from the unread issues and saving money by not paying for the subscriptions and savings the paper.
We receive less mail now. In fact, there are days with no mail at all.