You don't need sales calls or junk mail. You have better things to do with your time.
Here's a good page of tips on eliminating unwanted solicitation (linked from Lifehacker among other places).
Today do at least two things:
– call 1-888-5 OPT OUT and get credit agencies to stop selling your information.
- send a
postcard or letter to
Mail Preference Service, Direct Marketing Association, PO Box 643, Carmel, NY 15012-0643
Include your complete name, address, zip code and a request to "activate
the preference service". For up to five years, this will stop mail from
all member organizations that you have not specifically ordered products from.
(This tip might be United States only, but it's possible that Canadians can benefit from these as well).