Monday, December 1, 2008

Making Room

I got to work this morning, and after a 4-day weekend, I had 70 emails. Do you know how many of them were actually relevant to work (meaning, had nothing to do with free shipping, special web-only deals, sales, fancy new shoes, etc.)? I think 4. And that's being pretty generous. So, in the interest of de-cluttering my life, I unsubscribed. A lot. It felt good. I will no longer be tempted by Pottery Barn, or PiperLime, or SoleStruck, or Willams Sonoma, to spend money that I don't really have anyway.

Next challenge: cleaning out our office to convert into a nursery. My husband has very lovingly pointed out recently that since he sold our old home audio equipment, most of the stuff left in that room does indeed belong to me. Yuk. So, when Mike goes back to his regular schedule at work, I'll be spending his first weekend of day shifts sorting, organizing, and garage-sale piling everything that doesn't weigh more than 30 lbs. I really, really, REALLY wish that day could be accompanied by a good bottle of wine.


Ben said...

Hey, just feel lucky that you don't periodically have Mike's mom bringing over boxes of his shit from when he was 8! Although it hasn't happened for about a year and a half, every so often my in-laws start trying to clean... And boxes wind up at my house. And then wifey has to go in to "Damage Control" mode.

Annie said...

Uh, yeah, but I have OUR mom sending over boxes!

Ben said...

... which is why you do what I did when mom handed me a box of schoolwork from when I was in 4th grade. Toss it.

Poodle said...

OMG! I unsubscribed a few months ago and you are right! It DOES feel good!!

And I think I am going to do the same thing again because somehow I've gotten more stocked up: Cafepress, Piperlime, and yes, Pottery Barn.

It's just so much easier to "delete" than open and unsubscribe sometimes ... I think I'm going to do it tomorrow.