Came home tonight and went through the nightly hassle of pulling a million catalogs out of our mailbox. Since I moved in here, I get two versions of almost every catalog in existence -- one to Megan Shult, and one to Megan Zalkan. For catalogs that get sent to Brett too, that often means that we get three -- tonight there were three Sharper Images, two Smith and Nobles, and three Victoria's Secrets. (Hrm. Why are we getting three of those?)
So I finally sat down and made a few phone calls. Removed two of the Sharper Images. Removed all of the Victoria's Secrets. Removed one Smith and Noble. Removed one Travelsmith. Removed one Boston Proper. (Actually, I only get one of those, but I just don't like them very much.)
And... and... it's so easy! Why didn't I do this a year ago?
Unfortunately, most of them tell me they print their catalogs in advance, so I may continue to get multiple copies for 90 days or so. But soon we may not need our super-mega-ultra industrial strength mailbox anymore. We will no longer sprain our wrists pulling twelve consumer missives out of there each evening. We will recycle half as much paper.
Deeply satisfying, and long put off.