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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

When is the last time you opened up a phone book?

The other day, a bag of 3 GIGANTIC phone books was dropped on my front step. I was beyond annoyed; I know it is a business and they MUST be making money on these phone books, but I can't remember the last time I even used a phone book and on top of that, where in the world would I store these 4-5" thick books?? They immediately were dropped in the recycle bin.

My local cloth diaper store, The Giggling Green Bean, passed along this info on their facebook page and I thought it might be of interest to you:

Go to DexKnows and scroll down to the bottom of the home page; click on "select your Dex"; type in your ZIP code, which will bring you to a page asking for your address. The drop-down menu will let you select publications you want to receive or let you opt out completely.

The Yellow Book, which has been publishing directories for nearly 80 years, will let you opt out by going to www.yellowpagesoptout.com. Neither company's book delivery will be blocked until the end of this year or the beginning of next.


  1. Love this - we just complained about this last week, and knew you could opt-out, but didn't know how! Well, that's done now.

  2. WAHOO! Thanks! This is one of my biggest pet peeves too!

  3. Phone books are GREAT! They make great "booster seats" at grandma's when you forget your portable one at home. Ha! :)