Thursday, October 18, 2007

Nix Your Unwanted Catalogs

In today's New York Times, I learned about an online service called Catalog Choice, a non-profit organization that helps consumers eliminate unwanted catalogs from the mail. Catalog Choice only been existence since last Wednesday and already 30,246 people have used this free service.

Naturally, I went online to check-out this site. It's really easy to create an account and start nixing those unwanted catalogs! I only get two catalogs: J. Crew and Barrie Pace. The J. Crew catalog I can live without because although I love their clothes, I'm not going to spend a fortune on their products. And I get Barrie Pace because of a former resident who lived in my duplex. I can definitely live without that catalog!

So with Catalog Choice, I can stop placing those catalogs into the recycling bin. Now I won't have to deal with these catalogs anymore. I'm sure trees everywhere are exhaling a sigh of relief!


Beth in the Fake Plastic Fish Tank said...

Hi Michelle. Do you know if this service works the same as Green Dimes? I joined that one, but i think it's too soon to tell if it's working or not.

Michelle Verges said...

Hi Beth, I hadn't heard about Green Dimes, though I went online to peruse the site. From what I gathered, they appear to offer a similar service, though Catalog Choice doesn't handle getting rid of all the junk mail. I think Green Dimes does a more extensive job.

But as you said, it's too early to tell. Just this week, I received another Barrie Pace catalog. Ugh!