Fab Find For Good: PaperKarma

Typical advertising mail

Typical advertising mail (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You know how it is — you come home, bring in the mail and sift through tons of unwanted ads, credit card deals, flyers and magazines for things you’ll never buy. This paper waste takes up precious counter space and also head space as you sift through it all. It’s so annoying! Sometimes it can sit around for weeks before you can “deal” with it all.

About a month ago, I discovered the solution – PaperKarma. This fabulous little app lets you snap a picture of your junk mail and then they contact the mailer and remove you from their distribution list. Easy, right? That’s why it’s my “Fab Find“this week – because what good are fabulous things if you don’t share them?

I’ve made about 15 requests so far with this app and only one took more than a few seconds to be successful. The nice thing about this app is that they follow up with you because sometimes it can take a few weeks for companies to take you off of their lists. It’s been a great tool that I’ve now made part of my mail-reading routine. I simply open my mail and scan the stuff I don’t want to get any more. Done.

Eliminating unnecessary paper mail helps the environment, but the company doesn’t want to stop there! For the holiday season, if you like them on Facebook, follow them on Twitter, or download the app, PaperKarma will work with the Arbor Day Foundation to plant up to 5,000 trees! It’s their #PK5K campaign – now that’s some serious good! And why this is the perfect “Fab Find For Good.”

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