one small psa.

I cannot profess to be the green-est girl around {I try!}, but I've been doing something over the last few weeks to do my part for this beautiful earth.
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My mother loves her catalogs. Growing up in the Midwest, we didn't have the best of shopping available, so catalogs were a great option for my gift-saavy mother. Now, in the age of online shopping, it seems almost superfluous for companies to send out catalogs.  
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However, I must admit I do enjoy holding these five catalogs {J.Crew, AnthropologiePottery Barn, Williams-Sonoma, and Crate & Barreland turning their pages...rather than just seeing their goods online. 


This brings me to my point though: I get roughly 6 catalogs a day. Somehow, my mother's love of catalogs has transferred to our address in Providence. They believe she's resident #3 in our apartment, which is clearly not the case {no offense, Mom!}. So, while listening to NPR a few weeks ago, I heard an ad for CatalogChoice.Org and I was intrigued. Could they help me minimize these annoying catalogs?
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I've unsubscribed from 60 catalogs so far {yes, you heard me right}. I didn't even know 60 catalogs existed, especially for things like popcorn and ___ of the month clubs. The results are starting to show in a smaller mailbox load, but I don't think I'll feel the full effects until early next year. Catalog Choice essentially works on your behalf to communicate with the companies to remove you from their mailing list.  Though I haven't become a premium member, it certainly might be worth the $20.

This is the exciting part: they show you just how your "catalog choices" are helping the environment.  Here's my screenshot...I have to say, I'm pretty proud!

I think it's worth doing a little bit to keep enjoying the stunning world we live in {like in the pictures above} Hey, I may have only saved 3 trees and 311 gallons of water, but it's a start, right?


When it comes right down to it, catalogs only serve two purposes for me: dreaming of my future home and what I'd love to be hanging in my closet, but from the stores I choose. That's my little PSA for today...thanks for indulging me with a little air time. 


Have a great night everyone :) xo {av}

8 comments:

  1. this is a great idea! we just moved into our apt a few months ago but the magazines are trickling in...

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  2. I adore the J. Crew catalogues -- the models just look so happy! I should definitely sign up for this, though.. I subscribe to an embarrassing number of magazines.

    P.S. Your comments on my blog are the nicest; you have no idea how much they brighten my day! :)

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  3. I had no idea this service even existed! Very cool!

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  4. Just found your gorgeous blog! I'm a newleywed too! Isn't it great!?

    WOuld love you to visit my blog (I'm posting some of my wedding photos today)!

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    love from
    AImee
    x

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  5. Seriously, is there anything better than getting the JCrew catalog in the mail? I LOVE looking at all the great new clothes!! I fall in love everytime :-)

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  6. beautiful blog!!!
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    XOXOXO

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  7. What a great idea! I've never heard of this service before, thanks for the tip!

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