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How much mail do you receive (from the post office)?

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Offline short.cakeTopic starter

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How much mail do you receive (from the post office)?
on: 12:27 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2016
Do you receive a lot of mail? I used to get a full mailbox everyday. Let me just state...I have a small apartment mailbox, so it is smaller then a typical box at a house, but still. Always full. My mail lady would get mad if I didn't get the mail everyday because she couldn't stuff anymore in the box.

A few months ago I switched almost all of my bills to 'paperless', so I get most of them online only now. That eliminated a lot of clutter. Plus, I had to unsubscribe from many catalogs. Sometimes I would get 3 to 5 catalogs  a day. By the end of the week, I would have 15-20 catalogs on my desk. Way too much to handle. Most of the catalogs I didn't look at because I would look at their website to shop and order, so it was wasteful.

Once I got rid of the catalogs and the paper bills, it has been so much better space-wise.   

What do you do? Have you gone 'paperless'? Or do you prefer having mail sent to your house?

Offline NorthernLights

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Re: How much mail do you receive (from the post office)?
Reply #1 on: 5:45 pm Wednesday, April 6, 2016
That's a great idea to unclutter your mail, some of which I think are just spam and catalogs you haven't read in a while I assume. I think being environmentally-friendly also applies to saving paper/trees. I have all my bills online now but I still get some weird spam and junk mail which I now use for waste in my kitchen.

Offline CoastalKitty

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Re: How much mail do you receive (from the post office)?
Reply #2 on: 4:37 am Thursday, April 7, 2016
I don't get nearly as much as I used to. Some of that is because I have gone paperless on some of my bills, and some because I don't shop nearly as much as I used to, so the companies have stopped sending me catalogues. I still like getting the catalogues from Drs Foster and Smith, because they'll often have discount codes on the back, and I get two separate ones from them, one for cats, and the other for aquariums. I enjoy perusing the catalogues and seeing new products, ones I'm not familiar with, and also just to see how the prices compare to what I see advertised in my email inbox.

I still receive the weekly/monthly sales papers from each grocery store in the area, even some that aren't near my house at all, a few mailers from the local cable and satellite providers, some fast food discount coupons, and some of my favorite for some reason, the glossy advertisements from furniture stores.

Offline short.cakeTopic starter

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Re: How much mail do you receive (from the post office)?
Reply #3 on: 12:08 pm Thursday, April 7, 2016
I don't get nearly as much as I used to. Some of that is because I have gone paperless on some of my bills, and some because I don't shop nearly as much as I used to, so the companies have stopped sending me catalogues. I still like getting the catalogues from Drs Foster and Smith, because they'll often have discount codes on the back, and I get two separate ones from them, one for cats, and the other for aquariums. I enjoy perusing the catalogues and seeing new products, ones I'm not familiar with, and also just to see how the prices compare to what I see advertised in my email inbox.

I still receive the weekly/monthly sales papers from each grocery store in the area, even some that aren't near my house at all, a few mailers from the local cable and satellite providers, some fast food discount coupons, and some of my favorite for some reason, the glossy advertisements from furniture stores.

@CoastalKitty

Do you receive the sales papers from grocery stores in the mail or delivered at your door (like the newspaper)?  I get a few restaurant coupons and coupons/flyers from stores like Kohl's in the mail, but my weekly grocery ads are tossed outside my door from the newspaper carrier. It's nice to get those even though I don't subscribe to my local newspaper.

A little off topic, but do you ever see kids/teens paper boys/girls anymore? There are none in my area. As a matter of fact, the local paper advertises for adults to take routes as a second income. They have made the territories huge so they will need a car to deliver them.

When I was growing up, it was really unheard of for adults to deliver the newspaper. The only time with me and my friends was if it was pouring rain or something like that. Otherwise, grab your bike and get moving!! LOL I guess in the world of pervs and weirdos, it just not safe for kids to be out and about by themselves. Plus I think a lot of teens today are lazy and live in a world of parents giving them everything. I had to work for my extras and wants! Believe me, if cell phones, computers, iPads, and $100 jeans were around when I was a teen, I would have to deliver papers night and day to afford them  ;) Thankfully, my extravagant wants was an album that cost $3.95 and earrings or a bangle bracelet for $1.00 at the mall. The good old days....

 

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