My sister mentioned this as a blog idea a long time ago, but I never wrote it since I didn’t have a personal story to go with it. After reading this post and realizing that even the greenies don’t know about all these options, I decided maybe this info will be helpful to some of you even if it doesn’t come with a charming story . 😛

Here are some things you can do to reduce the junk mail you recieve:

1. To opt out of the pre-approved credit card solicitations, call 1-888-567-8688 or go to

2. You can request the to stop the barrage of junk mail by mailing a signed letter to Direct Marketing Association, Mail Preference Service, PO Box 643, Carmel, NY 15012. You can print a form to fill out here. List every way your mail comes addressed. For example, it may be J. Smith, J.L. Smith, J. Smyth, Ms. J. Smith and so on.

3. To opt out of certain catalogs you get without canceling ones you want to keep receiving, go to