simplify yo’ life – part 2

simplify yo’ life – part 2

“The best way to find out what we really need is to get rid of what we don’t.”
Marie Kondō


simple living blog series

New year, a new you. After a holiday timeframe of indulgence, obligations and events there’s no time better to work towards a clear mind. This simple living blog series is designed to take small steps that will lead to a more organized life and mindspace. We are starting with steps to clearing clutter fast and will build from there, hopefully ending with life changing habits.

clearing clutter fast

Email. Ugh. This is a huge issue for me. I have somehow wound up on many mailing lists. I’m inundated daily with hundreds of emails I do not need. This excess makes my brain cluttered and I can’t see the emails that are the priority.

step two

Unsubscribe from emails you don’t need. Go through and say goodbye to all of them. Not only will this prioritize your inbox, it will save you from needless shopping, distraction and information being thrown your way. It brings you back in control of your day and needs.

You can always re-subscribe should you find you want that information. But for the purpose of this exercise, get rid of as much as you can. The point is to invite back into your life what you want. You will only know if you want or need something until you let it go. So unsubscribe away.

next step

Repeat Step 1 of the Simplify Yo’ Life blog series by taking a trash bag and filling it up with whatever is in your home, car or workspace. You will be repeating this every day.

Exception: please don’t unsubscribe from my email. Unless you promise to come visit on occasion if you do. Ha!




  1. C Taylor
    January 4, 2018 / 8:55 am

    Hi Kelly,
    Love everything about your blog! Need help. I have done this exercise numerous times. I “unsubscribe and report as spam” yet I continue to get emails from sites that I have unsubscribed. Any suggestions?

    • Kelly January 4, 2018 / 6:17 pm

      Thank you for enjoying my blog, Chantel! I’ve had same issue and had to unsubscribe multiple times from some companies. While I didn’t recommend this in the blog, I found and started using a company called UnrollMe. They help you streamline your subscriptions. Here’s why I like them – I was able to consolidate the few emails I did want into one email with all the info and it did successfully work on other unsubscribes. Here’s why I don’t like them – they have your password. Which is fine except this makes them vulnerable to hacking attacks. They basically have a ton of emails and passwords. My husband works in Internet Security so he told me to change all of my passwords after I set it up. So — don’t know what to tell you other than it worked, but there are drawbacks! Next step may be to call the company… 🙁

    • Kelly January 4, 2018 / 6:18 pm

      Call the company who isn’t removing you from subscription I meant!

  2. C Taylor
    January 5, 2018 / 8:17 pm


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