Benefits of habit “Unsubscribe from junk catalogues”

✓ Decreases chances of spending on unnecessary things
✓ Declutters email box and actual mail box
✓ Reduces impulse purchases
✓ Saves money

First step:

Once a day


1. Today, unsubscribe from 1 undesirable newsletter or catalogue that offers promotions.
2. Tomorrow, do the same to 2 undesirables.
3. Keep it up until your inbox is safe from all tempting catalogues.
4. Move on to physical catalogues that come through post. Get rid of 1 today.
5. Next day, get rid of 2 catalogues and promotional leaflets.
6. Keep it up until your home is free of all undesirable material.

Helpful tips to make it a habit:

✓ Same time is key. Although a temporary activity, unsubscribing can become part of a routine that can later be replaced with other useful activity. We recommend dedicating some time during evening hours.
✓ Trigger your mind. Put some physical catalogues in a location you can always see them so you could also remember to get rid of the digital ones.
✓ Let the app help. You may track your progress by marking out the days you missed unsubscribing in the calendar of the app. Also, you can set a reminder to ring when it’s time to unsubscribe.
✓ Reward yourself. Once you’ve gotten rid of all your digital catalogues, celebrate by getting yourself a saving jar! All the money you could have spent on deals, put them into savings instead!

Tips for beginners:

✓ Understand deals. If you need to spend $100 to save $20, you are not saving anything. You’re simply spending $100. In your mind, you should come to an understanding that even if the discount number is great, it’s the overall price you should look at and ask yourself if you really need the item and where you’re going to use it. If you can’t answer that – don’t buy it.
✓ Stop accepting catalogues. Once you’ve cleaned your home and inbox, actively stop accepting catalogues, offers, leaflets or anything else that might tempt you to spend more. Don’t put yourself in a situation where you are not the deciding person.
✓ Save the money. If you see a deal – let’s say you will save $30 if you purchase for $90 or more – and you feel the urge to buy, instead, put the $30 in the saving jar. That way, you will know for sure that you have saved that money.