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41pounds.org

Take Back Your Mailbox

What did I dread most after a road trip this summer? Plowing through the mountain of junk mail that piled up while I was gone.
41pounds.org
41pounds.org
Take Back Your Mailbox

What did I dread most after a road trip this summer? Plowing through the mountain of junk mail that piled up while I was gone.

I wish I’d heard about 41pounds.org before I left. This nonprofit organization is named for the 41 pounds of junk mail the average adult gets each year. The company was founded by the three DeVries brothers (on the right) who turned their own frustration with junk mail into a service that stops up to 95% of unwanted deliveries. Sure, it’s something anyone could do — but, honestly, who has the time?

For $41, 41pounds.org will protect your mailbox from unwanted junk for five years, plus donate $15 to the charity of your choice. Total charitable contribution: $100,000 and counting.

Daily Grommet tested the service and is feeling pleasingly junk mail free. Think of the time saved sifting through all that stuff. Think of the paper kept out of landfills. Think of the smile on your letter carrier’s face.

The service is customizable, so you still get the catalogs you want. That’s important – because my daughter would be heartbroken if her American Girl catalog didn’t make it.