Every day a new catalog appears in my mailbox. Some days I get two of the very same catalog. I look through them and dream about what I would look like in that fancy ski jacket or how great it would be to sit in a living room with a huge theater television. Then I remember we don’t even get television reception and I have five other jackets that work just fine. These catalogs make me want to buy things I don’t need and aspire to look like people who aren’t real. As one of my New Year’s resolutions I resolve to remove myself from as many catalog mailings as possible and encourage you to do the same.
This year, get off catalog mailing lists to save energy, paper.
- Mailbox bliss. Every American receives about 63 mailbox-clogging catalogs per year.
- Saving resources. U.S. catalog production uses 53 mil trees and enough water to fill 81,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools each year. Even true romance might not be worth all that.
- More time. Americans waste about 8 hrs per year dealing with junk mail – almost as much time as they spend writing alimony checks.
- Save money. Keeping your eyes off glossy pages filled with shiny bobbles might mean fewer impulse buys. Might…