Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Declutter the Mailbox

As part of my decluttering here are two (free) resources I signed up for in order to curb my junkmail (cause the shredder fills fast!):

DMA Choice

DMAchoice™ is an online tool developed by the Direct Marketing Association to help you manage your mail. This site is part of a larger program designed to respond to consumers' concerns over the amount of mail they receive, and it is the evolution of the DMA's Mail Preference Service created in 1971.

For the purposes of this site, direct mail is divided into four categories: Credit Offers, Catalogs, Magazine Offers and Other Mail Offers. You can request to start or stop receiving mail from individual companies within each category—or from an entire category at once.

OptOUT Prescreen

Select from the options to Opt-Out of lists supplied by Equifax, Experian, Innovis and TransUnion for firm offers of credit or insurance.

OptOUT only stops your receiving credit card and insurance types of offers. DMA offers the same service so credit card companies may get two messages telling them to Quit It. That's ok because I've received far more from them.