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Catalog Housecleaning for the New Year

In case, like me, you have somehow found yourself on the exponentially growing list of direct mail marketing catalogs, I wanted to share two of the biggest “rent” sites that share all your data with companies you’ve never heard of.

http://www.abacusalliance.com (Select Opt-Out at the bottom of the page, and then follow instructions to remove your name.)

http://www.datalogix.com (Select “Privacy” at the bottom of the home page, and then follow the instructions.)

Although these both look like UK companies, they apparently cover the US, as well, since I could almost build a tiny house with all the catalogs I’ve received since October. New Year marks a fresh start, so why continue to pollute the Earth with “Earth friendly” shopping catalogs?!

For non-gardening related catalogs, you might need to phone Customer Service and specifically ask them to remove you from their “rent list.” If you can find a particularly chatty phone rep, s/he might even tell you what service rented your name in the first place. That’s how I learned about the two links above.

Bumped up comment from reader Sophia: “The best company I know in the US is Catalog Choice. Been using them for years and they are great.”

Wishing you all a Happy (de-cluttered) New Year!