On average, about 675 pieces of unwanted junk mail end up in our mailboxes every year. If you want to put an end to the madness, try these easy steps. First, if you move, don't use a change of address form from the post office; instead, directly contact everyone yourself to give them your new address. Avoid participating in contests that require your address for entry, unless you can opt out of any future solicitations. And contact the top three credit bureaus -- Trans Union, Equifax and Experian -- and ask them to remove you from any unsolicited credit card offer lists. These three steps should help to significantly reduce the amount of junk mail coming to your home.
ANDREWS MCMEEL SYNDICATION