Guilty guilt. I felt terrible every time I opened my mailbox in Japan, an avalanche of flyers and brochures would fall out. I would scoop them up and place them in a conveniently placed rubbish bin, and so did the other residents. Such waste...
None of the other mailboxes seemed to make use of the Japanese equivalent of a "No junk mail" sign, I began to ponder whether such a thing existed, it does!
All you need is a simple sticker on the mailbox saying “チラシ禁止” (Flyers Prohibited) or “チラシ投函お断り” (No mailing of flyers). I was hesitant to purchase a sticker as I was unsure of how cleanly it would remove.
Enter magnets! Unable to find what I was after on Rakuten and Amazon, I resorted to using my non-existent design skills to mock up an idea. After getting in touch with a custom magnets website I was able to produce this beauty!
Since proudly displaying my masterpiece on my mailbox for almost a year, I'm pleased to say I've received almost no flyers and my life is a little better for it.
I still have a handful of excess magnets left over from the custom bulk order, if you'd like one, contact me at [email protected] and I'll try and get them to you!