It’s time for a new mailbox design:
Here’s the approximate mail breakdown at my house:
- General flyers (pizza and Chinese , local events, assorted spam) 25%
- Comcast and Verizon solicitation 10%
- Catalogs 20%
- Credit card applications: 40%
- Bills and real mail 5%
Most of our bills and personal correspondence are of the electronic variety. Those electrons get recycled already. In fact, this post is written with 75% post-consumer electrons!
The rest of the junk (and junk it is) goes directly to the recycling. Do not pass my eyes, do not spend $200.
Let Verizon and Comcast slug it out on TV. You’d save on your cable bill.
Don’t even get me started on credit card applications.
Catalogs have always been a bane of mine. Before I saw the light, I would always peruse them and eventually find something I needed. I didn’t know I needed it till I laid my eyes on the psychologically designed photo and read the tempting text describing it.
Since I got a grip and started pitching those demons without a first glance, I’ve probably saved a fortune. It’s good to pray, “Lead me not into temptation,” but sometimes you are your own answer to prayer. Toss that temptation!
Especially this time of year.