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How To Get Your Email Subscriptions Under Control

I don’t know about you, but my email inbox is crazy. 

I mean cray-cray. 

Yep, that crazy. 

I’m constantly getting innumdated with newsletters and emails from people and businesses and although I love them and want to keep up with them, it’s also a huge distraction. 

Mega distraction. 

In my desires of becoming a minimalist, it’s making me take a look at everything in my life. 

All the clutter. 

Including the 17,264 emails in my inbox I have just waiting for attention. 

I hate email. 

I take that back. I don’t hate it, I hate how much time I spend on it, how much brain space it takes up and  how much crap I have to sift through to get to the important stuff.

You know, like client emails. 

And Micheal’s coupons. 

Okay, maybe the coupons aren’t as important as I think they are…

About a year ago Gmail came out with a tabs system that helps to get some of the clutter under control. 

Although it’s a great idea, it’s still not enough. 

I still find myself spending way too much time sifting through them all. 

Why? 

Well, for one, the gmail tabs don’t work on my iPhone and if I create folders I completely forget about all of them. 

Out of site, out of mind, right?

This didn’t help me because I end up missing things this way and I would have to remember about the folders. 

Not happening. 

That’s just not how my brain works. 

It’s got to be in front of me if it wants my attention. 

And however much I love the 350+ people in subscribed to, it’s just too much to keep track of. 

While I was camping this weekend and had a little downtime to think, I knew there had to be an easier and better way to handle email that didn’t require me to stay on top of it all the time and didn’t require me to hire a VA to check it for me. 

I found a solution!

And it’s free! (Squeeeeeeeee!)

Are you ready to hear what it is?

It’s called Unroll.me

I signed up over the weekend and guess what…

NO MORE EMAILS!

No more subscription based emails showing up in my inbox. 

What I get is an email every morning with an overview of my subscription emails. It looks like this:

   

 

It’s like the Facebook newsfeed for my email.

It’s divine!

Remember that I mentioned it was free? Well, with all free things, there’s a bit of a catch. It’s not big deal, they just sprinkle in a couple ads. Like this one:

  

Whatever. I really don’t care. What I do care about is that it makes me smile when I look through it and it’s soooooo much faster. If I want to read more, I can. 

Or not. 

Plus I don’t feel overwhelmed about email anymore. 

It’s all under control. 

My inner Wannabe Minimalist is very happy. 

Does your inner Wannabe Minimalist want the same thing?

One Comment on “How To Get Your Email Subscriptions Under Control

Steph
July 29, 2015 at 10:53 pm

Thanks for this tip Natalie…forever changed my email for the better! PS…Love your Blog!

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