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I happen to like Restoration Hardware AND their five pounds of catalogs, but in this day and age I feel guilty even getting so much paper (wrapped in plastic) in my mailbox, let alone discarding it in my recycle bin. So when it showed up last week, I took immediate action.
First, I logged into their website (which is a great place to view all of their beautiful products).
From there, I clicked on contact us and sent an email expressing my horror over their unconscionable choice to mass distribute so much paper.
And lastly, I clicked on cancel catalog delivery and input my information to request not to receive this beautiful catalog again.
And truly, it IS beautiful. If I saved catalogs, this would be at the top of the pile. But as it happens, I’ve been on a campaign for what feels like forever to eliminate delivery of all catalogs I receive. When I started years ago it meant calling each company individually. Now, thanks to “Stop Junk Mail” you can take care of it in just a few clicks. If you shop on line, this could feel like a futile process.
Nevertheless, there’s been a noticeable decrease in catalogs delivered to my door. So what if just a few of us attempted to stop our junk mail during this Queen Mother of catalog seasons? Would our voices be heard? Would savings of our natural resources be felt? Would more companies take steps to embrace cleaner marketing strategies?
Today and everyday, my inbox is flooded with promotional emails from countless online retailers. Rarely does a day go by that I’m not reminded where to purchase my next piece of furniture, athletic gear, clothing and more. I promise that should I be in need of pulls for my dresser, lights for the hall or a sofa, I know exactly where to find you, Restoration Hardware! But in the meantime, if you are going to send around this encyclopedia of home furnishing, perhaps you could at least modify your list to those who request it only.
If you’ve had success cutting down the clutter in your mailbox, please share it with the rest of us so we (and our planet) can all benefit!
Eat clean live well!