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How to Lose 41 Pounds ~ by JoEllen Salkin

03 Apr 2016 2:35 PM | Anonymous

How to Lose 41 Pounds ~ by JoEllen Salkin of Organizing 4U, LLC

If you are overwhelmed with the amount of paper that is coming into your home or business, you are not alone! 

Of course, you can quickly sort through your mail each day to help keep on top of the piles. But that takes time. And since 44% of all junk mail goes to the landfill unopened each year, I want to offer you another solution. Take a few minutes and register at the sites below to be removed from a lot (sorry, it will not be 100%) of the organizations that are flooding your mailbox. By doing so, you actually lose the 41 pounds (the national per-capita average) of junk that enters your mailbox each year.

Here are some free sites that really work:

Go to DirectMail.com, and select the categories of mail you do and do not want to receive.  This probably will not stop all of the local ads that you receive, but it will make a big difference!

To stop credit card and insurance offers go to OptOutPrescreen.  You will have the choice of stopping the offers for five years or permanently.  You can even change your mind later and opt in again if your circumstances change.

Catalog Choice has always been one of my favorite sites to eliminate unrequested or duplicate catalogs that enter our homes each year.  Now they can also stop telephone books.  Sign up, and you will be able to see the number of trees you have saved for your efforts!

To stop receiving the ValPak envelopes, go to the address removal page of their site.

The RedPlum flier actually contains many ads each week. To be removed from this mailing list follow this link to complete a form

I see so many solicitations from charities in the homes of my customers. They have been generous, and by doing so, one organization has shared their name with similar organizations. If you wish to stop this, merely make a note on your donation form that you do not want the charity to share your information with others.


Sometimes, just as annoying, is the amount of unwanted email we receive.  Almost all of these offer a way to unsubscribe.  It may take a few seconds to unsubscribe to each one, but will really help eliminate a lot of the clutter in your email box.  The DirectMail link above also has a link to unsubscribe from email lists.

Robo Calls

With the election this year, we are receiving even more telephone calls than ever that are computer generated. Yes, you can stop many of these too!!! Go to Nomorobo to register for this free service. Your phone will ring once, and then the call ends.

I hope you enjoy all the free time you will have with less mail and telephone calls coming into your home.

Thanks for doing your part to help the environment,

JoEllen Salkin

Organizing 4 U, LLC




  • 02 Apr 2017 8:35 AM | Lynne Poulton (Administrator)
    This is excellent information for our clients and all of us! Thank you for putting together an excellent post
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