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Declutter Your Subscriptions To Clear Your Mind

In the past 10 years we’ve moved away from buying individual items like DVDs, music albums and books towards subscription services like Netflix, Spotify and Audible. In fact it seems like there is a subscription services for practically everything now – you’d be hard pressed to find a big name company that doesn’t offer one in some form or another.  I even saw one for electric toothbrushes the other day!

It’s easy to see why subscription services are so popular, Netflix for example, costs $9.99 a month. When you can have seemingly unlimited viewing for the cost of a few  coffees, why wouldn’t you sign up? But that’s how they reel you in. One subscription for that amount is fine, but when you add in Amazon Prime, a gym membership, snack boxes, Apple music, Skype premium… it all starts to add up. Read more

Easiest Way to Battle Junk Mail

Image via Parprogram

Image via Parprogram

We’ve all done it — sign up for newsletter after newsletter because we were promised a coupon code or some kind of discount.  We got the discount, got the product or service and never canceled our subscription.  No matter how many times you delete that newsletter without even looking — you are just too lazy to unsubscribe.  I get it — I’ve done it on the regular!

 

But now I found an amazing app that will unsubscribe for you!  All you have to do is go to Unroll.me* and it will go through your email account and locate each and every newsletter you’re signed up to receive.  Some you won’t even remember!  I figured i might have 50 or 60.  I had close to 300! EEEK!

Unroll.me lets you do two things.  1. You can “roll up” your subscriptions so they arrive in a single email instead of separate ones.  2. You can unsubscribe all together with one click.  I opted to unsubscribe from 159 newsletters. Wow!  Think of all the time I’ll save. Read more