For a while now, spending money online has been my main weakness and the major way that I consume, aside from the weekly grocery shopping. (which incidentally I have been doing online quite a bit recently) I rarely go out to the mall or the shops, well maybe once or twice month if that and usually only for a specific purpose, to buy something such as school uniform, presents, specific necessary purchases, etc.
I haven't, however, stopped spending money and the main reason for this has been the online shopping habit I seem to have developed in recent years. I can be a real sucker for 50% off offers that drop into my inbox from brands I've bought from in the past and which prompt me to search the retailers' sites in search of things I really don't need or even want, but which sound too good to miss.
As well as spending money online, I also spend quite a bit of time online each day, deleting emails from sites that I am really not interested in, that at some point in time I've subscribed to. I rarely even open most of these emails and frankly I just no longer wish to recieve them.
This weekend, I finally decided to do something about it and as these emails come in, I am gradually working my way through and unsubscribing to them one by one. It feels great to know that I will no longer be tempted by their offers or have to press the delete button due to lack of interest, as I have been doing for months now.
Although it doesn't take a great deal of time to delete them, it takes time and time is precious and best not wasted on what is essentially digital junk mail. I'm not sure why I haven't done it before now, perhaps I thought it was going to be more complicated than it is, but once I got started and realised how easy it is, there's no stopping me.
Do you ever have a digital clear out?