In spite of the fact that so much of our communication takes place digitally, there seems to be more paper in our lives than we’d like. In fact, the average adult receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year! If you feel like you’re drowning in paper, here are some tips for reducing paper clutter.
Consolidate both credit card accounts and bank accounts. The more accounts you have, the more accounts you have to monitor.
Cancel accounts you no longer use. Extra paperwork from unused accounts creates unnecessary clutter.
Avoid the temptation of new credit cards and the annoyance of insurance offers by using OptOutPrescreen.com or by calling 1-888-567-8688 (1-888-5-OPT-OUT). You can opt out each member of your family for 5 years or forever!
Reduce unwanted catalogs by contacting the mail-order companies directly or use a free service at (http://www.catalogchoice.org/), which will send opt-out requests on your behalf.