Organizing, Redesign & Staging

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Tempted by Catalogs Because They Keep Coming??

I get a lot of catalogs mailed to me each week, especially around holidays. The thing is, I do order from catalogs and online so that's the reason they keep coming. For some, just having a catalog in their home tempts them to buy something, not to mention the number of catalogs adding to clutter in the house.

If you want to reduce the amount of temptation, there are a couple things you can do proactively other than throw out any catalog you get in the mail.

According to, "contacting the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) and registering with their Mail Preference Service provides an effective way for you to fight the junk mail glut. The DMA does not provide marketers with consumer mailing lists or do consumer mailings. They provide their Mail Preference Service to marketers for the sole purpose of removing consumer’s names and addresses from their prospect mailing lists. To add your name to the do-not-mail list, register online at or download a mail-in form."

You can also check out Catalog Choice. Catalog Choice is a free service that allows you to decide what gets in your mailbox. Use it to reduce your mailbox clutter, while helping save natural resources.