Friday, March 4, 2011

Are you sure you want to unsubscribe?

It's still cold outside, but spring is in the air. And spring reminds me of fresh starts! In the spirit of starting fresh, I am going on a de-cluttering and simplifying spree...in my inbox!

I can't tell you how many emails I get from various companies about promotions and sales they're holding. It's bordering on ridiculous. Honestly, I don't even know how some of these places got my email address to begin with! Thankfully I use an alternate email address for most of these things :)

Anyway, I took a few minutes out of my day this week to open all those emails - ones that I normally just delete - and scrolled to the bottom to hit the unsubscribe button. It is working beautifully. Every day I get less and less random emails that I don't care about. It's wonderful! Are you doing any simplifying for spring?

3 comments:

Elizabeth said...

I found the gmail "this is spam" function to be very helpful for the emails that keep coming in spite of unsubscribing. I wish I had better spring cleaning ideas, but maybe you will inspire me :)

Patty said...

You inspired me - I'm not unsubscribing, instead ofjust hitting delete!

Stina said...

I recenty did the big unsubscribe purge too! Plus, with all the family I had coming in last weekend I took some time to do some much needed cleaning and organizing last week.