Wow. This time of year I am overwhelmed with the number of catalogs I get in the mail and the sale emails delivered to my inbox. I understand companies want to make some sales, but it doesn’t have to be at the cost of the environment or our sanity (useless emails drive me insane)!
Catalogs – if you too are bombarded with catalogs this time of year (or all year long), check out this handy website for getting off the mailing lists:
For the next week, save up your catalogs and then sit down with this website and enter in the information from each catalog. Or, if shorter stints online are more appealing, do it every day. Keep at it, and eventually the catalogs will stop.
Inbox – some companies send so many emails I want to boycott them for annoying me so. Instead, the key is being diligent about unsubscribing. Personally, I know I get so many emails because I keep giving my email address out. I’m a sucker for “give us your email and get access to our webinar on a topic we aren’t even going to discuss, I just want to sell you something”. Okay, if they really worded it that way, I probably wouldn’t give them my email. But they always make the webinars sound so interesting…
I also do a lot of online shopping because I don’t have the time or desire to walk around endless stores trying to find what I’m looking for. Every time I order something, I get on their email list and become the target for their email invasion!
When an annoying email comes in, it’s easiest to just delete it. But that doesn’t solve the issue. The only way to decrease the endless barrage of emails is to take the time to unsubscribe, every time I receive one of these unwanted messages. Sure it’s a pain, but after a couple of weeks of diligence, the emails really do quiet down.
Do you need to declutter your inbox and mailbox. Give it a try…be persistent…and it will pay off!
Tracy Martorana is a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, Meditation Instructor and Herbalist...hoping to inspire you to live your life from a place of Holistic Wellness.