Do you cringe at the amount of catalogs and junk mail you receive every day?
Are you wasting time sorting through it all -- not to mention the wasted paper going into the trash or recycling bins?
Did you ever notice that if you sign up to receive a catalog from one company, suddenly you are receiving mail from dozens of other sources?
Catalogchoice.org is a great website that can help you stop any junk mail so that ultimately you receive only what you want and need (yes, you still need to receive some of those bills). Catalog Choice will contact any of the companies you wish to stop receiving mail from because the website lets you click on which catalogs you want and which ones you want to eliminate -- including any duplicates you might be receiving. For most larger catalog companies you tell Catalog Choice your address and customer ID (listed on the catalog) and it will contact the company on your behalf. Some catalog companies require you to email them directly. Catalog Choice even gives you a temporary email address to route your email so the company doesn't get a hold of your email address and send you spam later.
And there's even have an app for that! Mail Stop Mobile by Catalog Choice works with your iPhone. Simply take a photo of the mail item you want to stop receiving and they do the rest. It's a free app and when downloaded, you receive five free mail opt-outs. If you want more, just purchase them through iTunes. They're inexpensive, 5 for $1.99, 20 for $6.99 and 50 for $14.99. Now you can take control of the constant flow of mail that comes into your office rather than letting it take control of you!
Monica Friel is president and founder of Chaos To Order -- the Chicago area's premiere organizing company since 1990. Friel manages and trains a staff of professional organizers who specialize in everything from household clutter to corporate chaos.