I just wanted to share a tip on how to “make” your own return address labels instead of writing your address in the upper left corner. I cut mine out of junk direct-mail. This way I don’t need to shred my junk mail to guard against personal information. I avoid needing a shredder and I get free labels. I attach them to outgoing mail with clear tape.

Don’t forget to recycle your envelopes. If you don’t have any envelopes to recycle, you can make envelopes out of paper bags.

My intention behind this is not to save a few bucks but to reduce the amount of waste I send to the landfill and correspondingly the number of trees that need to be cut down failing to do this.

Originally posted 2011-02-21 12:43:48.