Stop The Junk Mail, Save Trees!

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Realty Center

Did you know that the average American receives over 800 pieces, or 41 pounds, of mail annually? That adds up to the lives of 100 million trees. So, please declutter, and also help the planet at the same tine. Sign up with 41pounds.org, which gets you off catalog and contest lists for five years. Plus, 41pounds.org donates a portion of the $41 fee to the environmental or community group of your choice. Now, how is that for awesome? Check it out!

 

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Rainmaker
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Raymond E. Camp
Empire Realty Group - Webster, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning Kristin,

I send the self postage envelope back with the clutter in it; helps the USPS and the local dump.

Make yourself a great day.

Jul 20, 2012 07:09 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

Great idea Raymond :-)

Jul 20, 2012 07:17 AM #2
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Ray and I think alike Kristin.  It takes about 3 times repeating this process and you're unsubscribed for life.

Jul 20, 2012 07:37 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

whatever works in the end Kevin :-)

Jul 20, 2012 07:55 AM #4
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Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Realtor (503)755-2905
Vernonia Realty - Vernonia, OR
"Your Gateway to the Lake" Birkenfeld Oregon

Kristin, I love info like this!  I have to bookmark and get back to this...you know those continuing To Do lists. I want to make sure that I still get some of my fav catalogs, since I live out in the middle of nowhere and it helps me shop! Not seeing nearly the amount of mail we used to get. I get stuff from the nonprofits I belong to like World Wildlife Foundation. But, then they send photo cards, so that's good!!

Jul 20, 2012 08:31 AM #5
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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Kristin- I get all of my newspapers on line now and have cut back as much as I can on paper mail.  Did not know of this organization.

Jul 20, 2012 08:34 AM #6
Rainmaker
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Centennial, CO

Hey Kristin,  thanks for the website, I will looke into it.  I agree with Ray suggestion.  Have a good day!

Jul 20, 2012 09:25 AM #7
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Laura S. Baker
First Weber Group - Lake Mills, WI
Realtor, (920) 728-4118, First Weber Group

You bet I will, but they won't start sending me a bunch of junk mail then will they?  :)

Jul 20, 2012 09:33 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

Thanks Gayle, yes, I need one or two of my mags too, but the rest can go bye bye!

Kathy, good for you too!!

Will, same to you :-)

Laura,  I don't think so :-)

Jul 20, 2012 09:34 AM #9
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Ellen Caruso
Daniel Gale Sotheby's International Realty - Glen Head, NY

Kristin, I'm with you on this....every day I get my mail and stand over my garbage looking to see how much I can throw away!

Jul 20, 2012 01:45 PM #10
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

I hope it is your recycling bin Ellen :-)

Jul 20, 2012 01:47 PM #11
Rainmaker
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Lou Ludwig
Ludwig & Associates - Boca Raton, FL
CRB, CRS, CIPS, GRI, SRES, TRC, e-PRO

Kristin

I have to send out a snail mail tomorrow and the last one was three months ago.

Good luck and success.

Lou Ludwig

Jul 20, 2012 07:10 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

I know what you mean Lou!

Jul 21, 2012 05:59 AM #13
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Gay E. Rosen
Houlihan Lawrence - Larchmont, NY
Honest, Hardworking and always Professional!

Kristin - so much junk mail... we also have so much paperwork in real estate.. I don't know where it comes from...it seems I am always decluttering reports, listing sheets, etc.. you are so right..

Jul 22, 2012 06:56 AM #14
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Toni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

Kristin - this is a great way to get rid of it. Junk mail is such a pain; I did this several years ago and it has helped.

Jul 22, 2012 07:07 AM #15
Rainmaker
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Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

I know Gay...I try to save as much as I can in the cloud...

 

Toni, you are always ahead of the game :-)

Jul 22, 2012 07:41 AM #16
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