Minimal Mail

Minimal Mail

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“Sometimes it’s better to beg for forgiveness than ask for permission.”

When I moved the tiny house on to my land I didn’t know how to go about getting an address. All I had was some parcel numbers on the deed. I called the post office they sent me to one of their locations, which sent me to another location, which told me I need to go to the county offices fill out a bunch of paperwork, which I never got around to doing. 

Instead I decided that I would essentially make a semi educated guess as to what my address might be, slap it on the mailbox and see what happens.  Well I did just that and a couple days later there was a typed letter from my mail lady explaining that the mailbox would not be active until I listed the names of the residents on the back of the letter. I grabbed a pen, scribbled my name and a quick note and put it back in the mail box. 

A few days later I received a thoughtful gift (a battery extender iPhone case) directly from ebay to my mailbox.
It worked!! 

I love getting mail, mostly because I’ve been able to evade spammers. If your fed up with junk mail you can sign up to stop it at https://www.dmachoice.org/dma/member/home.action

Another fantastic site is https://www.yellowpagesoptout.com This site has you put in your zip code and it displays all the phone books in your area (my folks had 5) after a quick register of your address you can pick which one you would still like to receive if any.

Update: I just discovered a site that shows you all your email subscriptions and allows you to opt out of them in minutes! Seriously the most rewarding thing I’ve done all week. https://unroll.me/

Getting rid of the junk leaves more room for good.

7 Responses to Minimal Mail

  1. Joan says:

    I love what you are doing and love your posts. You are absolutely amazing. Please never leave me out.

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  2. Peter Vandendort says:

    I haven’t received or sent a “good old fashioned postcard” in a long time. I miss that way of communicating…kinda like slowing down to the speed of life as the quote goes. Thanks Kristie!

  3. What??? You can still send a post card in America??? Who knew… :/

  4. ram ramakar says:

    Was Little House On The Prairie one of your favorite shows?

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