I spent part of last week on the sofa with the laptop perusing a few blogs and websites. I also accomplished something useful... decluttering the family's e-mail Inbox (not the blog's e-mail account, where unfortunately everything except the last two or three months were deleted when it became too full).
I realized there was an overflow of subscription e-mails when I found myself going through most of them each day and clicking delete without reading. Which was frustrating because the overwhelming number of e-mails coming in made it difficult to read those in which I was really interested.
Many of the e-mail subscriptions seemed good at the time but have long since outlasted their usefulness. So having some down time over the weekend (between refilling ginger ale glasses for Christopher, who was much sicker than me), I started going through the e-mails and unsubscribing to about half of them.
I kept the news, financial, ministry, teaching, etc. e-mail subscriptions that meant the most to me at this time. I also kept all but one of the coupon and frugal living e-mails, they are well worth the time it takes to peruse each week.
What a difference it has made already. As more e-mails come in, I decide if I can receive the information elsewhere and either keep or unsubscribe. (Of course, I don't do anything with hubby's e-mails but most are mine.) Now that his fantasy football draft is over, he can archive a lot of his football e-mails.
I know with everything going on in the world, an overwhelming Inbox seems insignificant but clutter is clutter... whether in the corner of a room or what I see when I start the computer each morning.