Welcome back from the holidays – I hope you feel relaxed and ready for 2014! I'm curious: are you making any new year's resolutions? I usually don't, however, I'd like to go on a spending hiatus for the next few months. Over the holidays, I felt like I was spending too much money on random things (don't we all). I'd go Christmas shopping and come home with a sweater or a book for myself. My closet and apartment feels cluttered, and my bank account is a bit worse for the wear. I'll cut to the chase: I'm not going to buy any "stuff" (books, clothes, home decor, nail polish, etc) for the first three months of 2014 – just the essentials (food, toiletries, etc). It actually feels quite liberating! I'm looking forward to experimenting with and mixing up the decor and clothing that I already have. This is where my organizing solutions come in. In an effort to live more simply (with less stuff), I'd like to share my favourite organizing tips over the next 10 posts. The first one is so easy and you can even do it over your lunch break: purge and organize your inbox(es). Initially, I just wanted to unsubscribe to all those spammy newsletters I receive from my favourite shops, since all they do is tempt me to bust out my credit card. I unsubscribed to all of them, then I deleted emails that I've read and won't need again and created folders to organize the most important ones. I also deleted outdated folders that I had created years ago. Phew – it's funny how such a simple task can make you feel a whole lot better. I encourage everyone to try this one!