Clearing Out the Attic


I spent all day on Sunday clearing out my attic, well not completely but I made a start anyway. Basically I’m one of those people who always keeps the packaging whenever I buy something, in case it needs to be returned within the warranty period. A bit OCD I know but the intention is always to get rid of the packaging when it is no longer needed, in theory at least. In practice this is obviously not the case – I found three boxes for irons, none of which were for our current iron, I found another kettle box and various other boxes which ‘expired’ two or three years ago !

The reason for starting to clear out the attic was to put more newer boxes up there and find some packaging for items I want to put up on ebay. Some boxes are useful and I like to keep them for items I know are of higher value and I will probably try to sell when I upgrade. I bought myself a PS3 for Christmas, so the PSOne is going on ebay along with all the accessories and games I have. So clearing out the loft did have a purpose. Also it allowed me to dispose of three computer monitors, two TV’s, three TV stands, a whole load of empty boxes and four bags of recycleable waste. Yesterday morning I loaded up the car and took them all to the local dump. Job well done.

But what does all this have to do with Internet Marketing ?

Well when I got back from the dump, feeling very pleased with myself for 1) finally disposing of some junk and 2) being able to recycle most of it, I started work. Now because I spent the whole day in the attic on Sunday, I did not get time to check my email, so when I logged in yesterday morning, I was greeted with 265 emails – Yes Two Hundred and Sixty Five ! and that did not include the 300 + my spam filter automatically deleted or the hundreds I’ve probably received into my gmail account. Talk about information overload ! It made me realise that I need to clear out my email subscriptions as well as the attic.

So I’ve decided to slowly go through my email and start unsubscribing from some of the more non-useful lists. Hopefully in a couple of months I’ll only be getting a fraction of the emails I’m getting now – I’ll let you know how I get on.

All this leads me to re-iterate what I said in my last post

Getting Organised and Focused
early in the process of doing business online is paramount to making it a success

… because now I’m going to have to spend time doing it, when I should be spending time building my business.

More about what I’m doing to achieve growth in later posts.

Anyway, enough for now

See you again later


Published by Graham

My name is Graham Lee and I am the owner of 'Thoughts On Internet Marketing', as well as other websites Marketing Information Products, Ebooks and Software for Internet Marketing and Affiliate Marketing. I've been involved in Internet Marketing for about 5 Years on a part-time basis, whilst holding down a full-time job. I now work more online but also have a number of offline businesses in Photography and Woodworking.

No Comments

Post a Comment


Social Media Auto Publish Powered By :