If you're sick of the whole process, you'll be happy to know there's a simple way to get those catalogs out of your mailbox for good.
How to Get Off Catalog Mailing Lists In the US
Create an account at dmachoice.org. This is the Direct Marketing Association's consumer website. It allows you to unsubscribe from all catalogs, or to select just the catalogs that you'd like to unsubscribe from. You can also opt out of receiving magazine and credit card offers. Once you've entered your preferences, they'll contact the companies on your behalf to let them know. This process can take anywhere from 30 to 90 days, so you won't see an immediate reduction in your mailbox. If you're trying to stop the mail for a deceased relative, or someone that you care for, there are forms for that as well. Note that you'll need to pay a $2 registration fee when you set up your account. This fee will give you access to the site for 10 years.