Deleting Email in Bulk in Yahoo Mail

How to Delete TONS of Emails at Once in Yahoo Mail at

I finally got a new phone.

All was good and I was excited that the phone-selling-guy transferred everything over to my pretty, new device.

And then I glanced at the bottom of the screen:

More than 25K Unread Emails at

Y’all, that’s just embarrassing.

Now, in case you’ve been around a while, you know that in general those red numbers don’t annoy me at all. I don’t even see them.

But that was when it would show an 81 or a 94. I knew that the 81s weren’t real because on my desktop I saw “More than 9999″ all the time.

Nope. It wasn’t until I saw that five figure red blurb that I started getting annoyed. I am “proud” to say that I am now UNDER 8,000 EMAILS!!

What? You were looking for a tutorial on how to get to Inbox Zero? Oh. You’re never going to find that around here.

But I did work on deleting huge numbers of emails. The thing is, I’d actually been deleting for months, a few hundred at a time. I thought I was doing good until I saw that blankety-blank number show up on my new phone.

I spent a few hours the next Saturday night working on it.

(Oh, how my young adult self would have been horrified by that!)

Here is what I did on my laptop. (I’ve never found a good way to bulk delete on my phone since it doesn’t pull up all the emails at once.)

Deleting Email in Bulk in Yahoo Mail at

That’s the main thing right there. If you click on the magnifying glass icon that appears to the left of the subject line, it will pull up ALL of the emails from that sender. (That address. Some senders have multiple email addresses that they use.)

Once you see all the emails from that address, check the box at the top left, above the emails, to highlight all the emails from that sender.

Deleting LOTS of Emails at Once in Yahoo Mail at

It gets a little wonky at this point. Sometimes, it will ask you if you’re sure you want to delete, sometimes it won’t. Sometimes it will go straight back into your inbox and the emails will be gone, sometimes, you’ll see this:

Deleting All Emails from a Specific Email Address in Yahoo Mail at

And sometimes it takes a while to “update” so the emails are actually gone from your inbox.

Keep chugging through and experience the joy that comes from seeing that crazy number go down by hundreds at a time!

But I have one last tip. One last very important tip for the people who (like me) have let it go for . . . years: Work in reverse. 

Go to the right hand side of your inbox and click on “view”:

How to Delete Emails in Mass at

This will bring the oldest emails to the front of your inbox. Use the same methods above. Going in reverse helped me get through TONS of deletions very quickly.

Also, it’s worth the time it takes to unsubscribe from lists like the Dress Barn one in the picture above. Obviously, I didn’t open those. I took three seconds to open one and scroll to the “unsubscribe” button at the bottom of the email.

Bulk Email Deletion at

How many unread emails are in your inbox??

Some other similar posts:

How to Delete Emails in Bulk in Gmail

How to Reduce Paper Clutter


Decluttering the Pantry (And Breakfast Nook)

Decluttering the Pantry (With a Webisode) at

It was time for a pantry clean-out.

Summer, how I love thee. Summer, how you cause havoc in my home.

Actually, it was time for a whole-house clean-out. When things get crazy around here, it’s time to declutter. Some people might just call it “cleaning up” but it helps me to think of it as decluttering.

It’s the only way I know to get some traction going.

I started in the kitchen because it’s visible. It’s a place where people actually go. Where I can’t seem to keep them from going . . .

I’m not sure how these pictures are SO bad, but I’ll share anyway.

Now, if you know how I roll, you know that a pantry doesn’t technically count as a visible space. And I have to start with visible spaces or Doorbell Time comes and I’m not ready because the linen closet is organized but the living room furniture is loaded up with randomness.

BUT, in order to declutter the breakfast nook next to the pantry, I had to clear out space in the pantry.

So I did the easy stuff. And the first of the easy stuff was the trash.

Trashing the Trash in the Pantry Cleanout at

Like the now-stale bags of chips and the wrapping from that Costco-sized pack of mac-and-cheese.

And the tea.

Undrinkable Tea at

Ugh. The tea. That probably wasn’t even purchased with a coupon. I honestly don’t even know where it came from, but whoever put it there failed to see that it was supposed to be refrigerated. Since I don’t drink tea (my grown up taste-buds haven’t come in yet), I didn’t notice the bottles for a very long time. And once I did notice, I didn’t move them.


They’re gone now.

I also went through the pantry finding expired and empty boxes. I was determined to ONLY focus on trash, but things like this couldn’t be overlooked:

Cleaning up the spilled honey at

The top of the picture is where I wiped up spilled honey. The bottom of the picture was the icky shelf I couldn’t ignore while I had a wiping-up-cloth in my hand.

Once I made room in the pantry, I was able to clear the floor.

Cleaning out the Pantry and Breakfast Nook at

In the end, the pantry looked ever-so-much better.

After purging the pantry of trash at

I know. I didn’t do a good job of taking pictures. But I did make a video:

Click here to see the video if it isn’t showing up for you.


Oh. You’re wondering when the last time was that I cleaned out my pantry? I’m pretty sure it was right before a national news crew came to my house.




Extra vs. Excess

Is there such a thing as too many? Yes. There is. at

Everyone needs an extra pair of tennis shoes, right?

It only makes sense.



Yard work, muddy camping trips, the (very real) threat of falling off the boat while on a fishing trip. Life happens, and it’s good to have an extra pair of tennis shoes.

But what about an extra extra pair?

Every time I buy new tennis shoes I feel like I’ve made a HUGE purchase. Like, comparable to buying a car or a house. Part of that is because my frugality doesn’t exactly match my extra-wide, high-arched footsize. Cheapo workout shoes aren’t worth it. (Especially since I’ve actually been working out.)

As I was getting our gameroom back in order after the summer, I had to work on the Sea of Shoes in there. And that was when I realized I now had two extra pairs of tennis shoes. No, this didn’t occur to me when I bought my new shoes and started wearing them instead of my old (but not old OLD) ones.

But as I filled up the shoe-shelf (a CONTAINer), I realized my space available hadn’t increased with the purchase of new shoes.


Only the number of shoes in my house increased.

Double duh.

Oh, don’t worry, I came up with all sorts of scenarios where I’d be glad to have that extra, extra-nasty pair.

But then I realized that in all of the time when my now-old pair was my new pair, I never once cried over not having an extra extra pair.

Which means I don’t need to keep the extra extra pair.

Extra is fine. Excess isn’t.



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