When you were a kid, getting something in the mail was usually an exciting ordeal. Maybe it was a birthday card from grandma, a post card from your uncle, or even a letter from your pen pal. Now that we’re all grown up, most mail can be sorted into two piles: bills and junk mail. Since I opt for paperless bills whenever I can, the latter pile is always bigger, which is sad and annoying. So how do you cut down on the wasted paper that goes into your mailbox? You might try 41Pounds.
This simple site promises to eliminate virtually all junk mail from arriving at your house in just a few short weeks. It does this by contacting most of the major companies that send out these offers, catalogs, etc and informs them that you do not wish to receive mailings from them. The downside is that the service will cost you $41 for five years. On the bright side, this covers every adult in your house, and they guarantee success. You can also specify certain catalogs and such to still come through, if there are ones that you still wish to receive. If anything, you can take some comfort in the fact that your money is going toward a good cause, since less junk mail means less paper wasted.