It's been more than a year since we moved from Texas to South Carolina and I received the notice that mail forwarding ended. So how did every company in America find us anyway?
The amount of paper I am receiving in the form of gift catalogs is unbelievable. In this small city, recycling is free and the pic-up is every two weeks. We have a giant recycling trash can and I never thought we'd come close to having enough recyclables to come close to filling it--until the retail season began around mid-October.
My routine is to go the mail box and then before I even enter the house, I stop at the recycle can and unload everything we will never look at. If I took the time to even glance at all these catalogs I'd never get a book written. It would take me a year to get through this season's catalogs. Since I do almost all my shopping online, I suppose our new address has been shared with every company who sends out paper.
What's interesting is that this wouldn't have bothered me years ago. I remember the days when I couldn't wait for the Christmas catalogs to arrive.
Despite no mail forwarding, the catalogs have found us. It bothers me. What about you? Do you enjoy all this holiday mail? Do you look at any of it?