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Topic: I don't want any more menus crammed into my door!!  (Read 6446 times)
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« Reply #10 on: April 26, 2009 08:29:56 AM »

Hmm...I may make a version that hangs from the door knob of my house.  I'm tired of the Chinese restaurants/pizza/lawn care/painting companies.
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« Reply #11 on: April 26, 2009 10:07:25 AM »

I'm very interested to see if this pans out. What a good idea!
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2009 11:17:56 AM »

Haha, my friend used to draw little pictures of trees and things and write happy little messages like "I like trees, please don't put junk mail in my mailbox, it hurts my beloved trees! Help me help them!"  then stick the little sign to her Mailbox.  It was pretty funny and actually worked! Cheesy
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« Reply #13 on: April 26, 2009 02:25:14 PM »

reminds me of all the obnoxious program solicitations i had crammed on/under my door when i lived on campus. nothing like slipping on a sheet of paper to wake you up in the morning!

the color and font make it very nice. i don't think its rude at all.

also, my dog got loose the other day and decided to take a poo in the neighbors back yard. i grabbed her mid-log and carted her squaty butt home, grabbed a plastic bag, then i marched over and picked up that poo! c'mon pet people, its really not that hard.
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« Reply #14 on: April 26, 2009 05:23:48 PM »

Hmm...I may make a version that hangs from the door knob of my house.  I'm tired of the Chinese restaurants/pizza/lawn care/painting companies.
The doorknob is a good idea since a lot of the flyers are made specifically to go around a door knob.

Also, thank you to everyone who liked the font and colors. I think it might have been a little better looking if I had not been drinking when I made it!  Wink
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« Reply #15 on: April 27, 2009 07:00:08 AM »

I put a sign on my door once that read, "Go away and I mean you" It was just temporary because I had annoying neighbors I did not want to talk to. 5 seconds after I took it down, they were knocking away!  Tongue

I may have to come up with  a fun door sign for this house. I like all my neighbors, and I get almost no solicitors or papers, so maybe something fun and whimsical! Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2009 11:20:03 AM »

nothing like slipping on a sheet of paper to wake you up in the morning!
Yes!!!  I am so clumsy, it can be dangerous coming in and out of my apartment with those sneaky pieces of paper in the doorway.  I was thinking of just adding some weatherproofing so hopefully menus and religious tracts would no longer fit, but this is a cute idea.  I would probably need it in Mandarin and/or Cantonese and Spanish if I really want it to work, though.  The delivery guys seem to be pretty diverse in my neighborhood.
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« Reply #17 on: April 27, 2009 01:46:17 PM »

I made a sign for the shop the swap...





I'm not sure how well it worked - it was for an inside apartment. I used an art canvas and then sprayed it with several coats of sealer.

A piece of wood might work well for an outside version. It took a  lot of magazines to find all the letters, but this is one of my favorite art/craft things of late  Cheesy
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« Reply #18 on: April 28, 2009 08:37:32 AM »

Great sign! I have a much less crafty handwritten one, which worked for a little while. Now (a year later) I get tons of leaflets. My sign seems only to keep away the local newspaper, which I don't really mind getting. Oh well.

That's an awesome idea, I don't find it rude at all, on the contrary, it's very polite!! It's a shame that it wouldn't really work that well for me in the UK, I'd love to stop all the crap that comes through my letter box.

In the UK we have letter boxes, not mail boxes, so mail is posted directly into the house. What's more, leaflets are also given to the Royal Mail to deliver, so there is no choice in the matter, it gets posted in with our regular mail. There is a rule that they are only supposed to deliver no more than 3 pieces of unsolicited mail a week, but I know I've had more than that delivered in the past.

My dog attacks our post, so after I've grabbed the important mail, I let her chew on the junk.

Every now and then we get people delivering Avon magazines, or other magazines selling stuff, and they request that we leave them on the doorstep to collect on a certain day. They soon stopped delivering them when I returned them ripped to shreds... Good Dog!!!


You can opt out of the junk mail from Royal Mail. I had to fill in a form, which I got from their website. Sometimes they still deliver it anyway, but I think I get less now. I'm always tempted to take the junk and put it back in the post box down the road, but my more mature & responsible husband always recycles it before I get the chance.

And I also get fed up with people who leave catalogues and expect to get them back. I have a sign out saying not to leave it in the first place, and you expect me to go out of my way to make sure you get it back?   Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: April 29, 2009 03:16:36 PM »

I adore the signs, I don't find them rude at all. Then again, I'm not going door to door. I really need one of these signs because I'm the kind of girl that gets stuck talking to people for an hour because I don't have the guts to tell them I'm not interested.  Embarrassed
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