If you constantly receive catalogs, credit card offers, newsletters and other junk mail, by this time of the year, you have a huge pile of them. And you keep receiving them especially as the last quarter of is often the time they come in in large quantities.
But you don’t have to keep them for long if you don’t want paper stuff piling up in your home. You have several options available to get rid of them.
The first option is to unsubscribe especially if you’ve signed up for a hard copy of a catalog or newsletter online. There should be an email address available that will allow you to send an email requesting that you want to be removed from their mailing list.
The second option is to visit certain sites that will help you stop those mails from being sent to you. For instance, Catalog Choice offers both free and paid services to assist you in stopping junk mail from reaching your home while Stop Credit Card Offers provides a way to help you opt out of those offers.
A third option is to reuse these paper into crafts and other useful items. We share some great ideas here.
Create mini notepads or notebook. Use portions of paper without text or graphics and compile them. It doesn’t matter if it’s white or colored as long as you can still use them.
Make bookmarks. Choose a thicker material such as the cardboard type from a catalog cover and design it if you want using colored pens and more papers.
Create art works. If you have kids, let them do an art activity that will allow them to make various figures and shapes such as snowflakes. This will keep them busy on weekends.
Make a scrapbook accessories. You can make small shapes and figures that you can paste on your scrapbook pages. Use your imagination and create pieces that suit various themes you want to use.
Use them as gift wrappers. Be creative in wrapping your Christmas gifts. Personalizing them is the best way to go. Use your catalog pages and other junk mail, paste cut out designs and finish with a ribbon.
These are just some ways to get creative with your junk mail but if you find time to do them often alone or with your kids, you’ll find it will declutter your home.
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