In the last two days we've gotten this many catalogues:
Hey, Lands End! You, Pottery Barn! Listen up, LL Bean. We don't need this freaking many of your catalogues. Nice try, slapping a pretty new cover on your ever-so-slightly reconfigured pages and passing it off as something unique and exciting, but I have news for you. We're wise to your tactics.
Do you think we have the memories of bars of soap? Do you think we'll spot your catalogue in the mail and ravage it excitedly, looking for the sweater we haven't seen since browsing your glossy pages two days prior? Don't you think that sending out, say, a single catalogue per season is sufficient? Imagine it. If we knew we were getting one and only one Sahalie or Coldwater Creek between September and Christmas we might be apt to actually SAVE it and reference it later. As it is now, we have to recycle the catalogues as fast as we get them lest we be buried alive.
Also, I know it's anything for a buck, but have you heard of our good friend, THE EARTH? Do you ever think about TREES? Or, perhaps, the toxicity of ink and the energy it takes to run printing presses?
Yeah, I didn't think so.
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