Tis the season to purchase gifts. It’s also the season for carrying a pound of catalogs to the recycling bin each day. Those catalog folks do have my number – they know I purchase clothing, and shoes, they know I like wine, like outdoorsy stuff, yoga, and workout gear. I get pounds of catalogs at my house.
I feel guilty about the catalogs that do have me pegged, like I somehow asked to be papered in catalogs offering hiking boots, backpacks, and yoga gear. The ones that never fit me, though, simply annoy me. And, for those stores I like, I’d rather let them store “my” catalog on their Internet rather than store a printed copy at my home.
So, I was grateful to read I can rid myself of unwanted catalogs by stopping them at the source, instead of recycling them at the end, after someone has printed, mailed, and then walked them to my door. I signed up for Catalog Choice and entered in this week’s batch of unwanted catalogs. I’ll keep declining catalogs as they come, and then wait for the day I don’t have to toss them (apparently about 10 weeks away).