Use This 30-Second Trick to Clean Up Your Facebook Feed
With tons of apps, shoppable ads and Facebook reactions, your Facebook feed can feel super chaotic — and that’s AFTER you’ve customized your feed and BEFORE it gets clogged up with overly personal posts from braggy couples and people you aren’t super close with anymore. Though streamlining your friends list can feel like a major undertaking, we recently discovered a really easy way to slowly clean things up over time. Save yourself hours of hassle and try this new tactic that’ll take 30 seconds a day, rather than going for an all-consuming mass purge.
The Birthday Trick
We first heard about the “birthday trick” from friends at a recent girls’ night and love how simple it is. To start streamlining your friends list (and significantly clean up your Facebook feed), check your list of birthdays each day. While you might hop over to a few people’s pages to wish them a special day (or send them a message using Facebook’s new birthday cam), people you don’t keep in touch with anymore become candidates for unfollowing or unfriending. We know, it sounds a little bit harsh, but it’s life! Here are more details and instructions for each option:
1. How to unfollow: If you’re not ready to sever social ties entirely, but don’t want to see someone’s posts regularly, choose to unfollow them by clicking their name on the right sidebar, hovering over their name in the pop-up and hovering again over the button that says “unfollow.” Click on it to set your following preference.
By unfollowing a friend, you’ll still be able to scope out their activity and news when you choose to, but won’t be forced into seeing it in your feed. This is a great option for former coworkers you like to keep up with every now and then or even high school friends who veered down a different path that you still like to keep tabs on.
2. How to unfriend: For those people you’re ready to unfriend, click on their name in the sidebar, hover over their name in the pop-up and again over the “friends” button at the bottom. From there, hit “unfriend.” Boom! So simple.
Repeat this 30-second exercise daily, and you’ll have a beautiful, customized and clutter-free feed before you know it.
Will you start cleaning up your feed with the birthday trick? Or would you rather sit down and do a mass FB friends cleanup? Tell us your plan on Twitter @BritandCo!
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)