I came across an interesting statistic the other day… According to the Bureau of Labor, the average American will spend a whopping 69 hours dealing with junk mail and unsolicited phone calls this year.
Personally, I can think of a LOT better ways to spend my time. If you agree, here are a few easy ways to cut down on the amount unsolicited intrusions on your time:
- To stop telemarketing calls, log on to http://www.donotcall.gov and register all your phone numbers. Don’t forget to register your cell phone numbers. Telemarketers shouldn’t call your number once it’s been on the registry for 31 days. If they do, you can file a complaint at the same website.
- Set spam blocking filters on your email account to "high." Your virus protector or email program may already offer free spam filters. If not, you can find spam filtering software at www.mailwasher.com.
- To stop junk from filling up your snail mail box, contact just the Direct Marketing Association at www.dmaconsumers.org. You’ll stop mail for five years from all member organizations from which you haven’t ordered products.
- Stop all those annoying credit card applications that clutter your mailbox at www.optoutprescreen.com.