This month we are focusing on Taking Action! In Episode 13, it was with our To-Do lists. Today, it is actually Bethany’s boyfriend buying her an entry lamp that shines some light on problems with super simple fix. Plus a tip to declutter your inbox!
But before we get ahead of ourselves, it is time to check-in on our month-long declutting challenge.
The 30-Day Minimalism Challenge
We are joining the 30-Day Minimalism Game, led by The Minimalists, challenging us to get rid of one thing on the first day of the month, two things on the second day, three items on the third and so on. Anything can go!
These higher number days are challenging but man that is a lot of stuff! We find it useful to use one of those lists that gives you ideas of things to declutter, like this one from Pinterest.
Are you up for the challenge? It is not too late for you to join in! Share your giveaway items with us by using the hashtags #AtoBpodcast and #minsgame.
If you listened to this episode, you heard Bethany had a Christmas wreath still going strong well past December. Although she does get into the holiday spirit, the main reason it was still on her wall was because it was her entry light as you walked in. The light switch next to the front door was useless without that little wreath to light the path.
Of course we can all see the problem and the solution, (Bethany buy a lamp!), but it was something that was working okay and wasn’t a huge deal until you actually experience the illumination and ease a true lamp can give with the simple flip of a switch.
What Pesky problems are you tolerating?
We all have similar scenarios to Bethany’s entry lamp in our own lives. There is a pesky annoyance, it doesn’t really seem like a huge deal, in fact most days you hardly notice it with all the other factors of a busy life swirling around you.
For me, my email inbox was becoming a pesky problem with a large amount of newsletters and promotional email cluttering up my window. The funny thing is, the accumulation of newsletters happened over time, I hardly realize how cluttered it was.
That is until I found this service that helps you unsubscribe from business emails. It is called Unroll.Me.
So one of the tips I usually give is to search unsubscribe in your inbox and all the emails will pop up that you can unsubscribe to. So you have to click through each email individually to unsubscribe. This a good method but does take some time and mental fortitude as you wade through many, many emails.
What I love about Unroll.me is they do the hard part for you. They scan your email and bring up all the emails you can unsubscribe to in a compact list. You simply click the box next to the ones you don’t want to receive anymore. I unsubscribed to 68 newsletters! I can only imagine how long that would have taken me if I unsubscribed to each individually.
My plan was to delete the account after unsubscribing from my unwanted emails, however, I really like their “Rollup” feature which combines, or “rollups” as they call it, all the email subscriptions you do want to keep into a daily digest type format. I can see all the 78 email subscriptions I kept (eek!) in a little snapshot so I can choose to click through to the email or skip it.
So instead of getting 5-20 individual emails each day, it is now paired down to one “Rollup” email!
There are a few drawbacks as I mention in the podcast. In order to unsubscribe from more than a handful of subscriptions, you have to share the Unroll.Me on social media, which is a little annoying, but obviously I liked the service so I was happy to share it.
The other catch is that in the daily “rollup” email there are small banner ads. They are small horizontal ads after around 4 emails so it really hasn’t bother me.
You can check out Unroll.me FAQs for more info about how their service works and declutter your inbox!
We would love to hear of any pesky problems you have encountered in you only life! Did it require a simple solution or did you have to get creative?
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