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5/12/14 7:20 P

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Thanks for the great advice! Another tip that I read somewhere (but I am sorry, I don't remember the source) is to try to only touch your email once. So you open an email, if it is junk - delete it, if you can respond within two minutes - respond right away, if it is a reference email - file it away, if it is a more detailed response needed - file it into a to-do folder and note the to-do on your to-do list so you plan to complete it at your scheduled later time.

I belive this came from the book "Getting Things Done".

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5/12/14 4:32 P

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Thanks for the great advice!

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5/12/14 12:35 P

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Great advice! Love it!!

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If your email inbox is literally bursting at the seams, this week’s mini challenges are for you. With one new challenge each day, for the next 5 days, you’re sure to end up with an empty inbox and your “keepers” organized.
1) Set your timer for 1 minute daily Set your timer for 1 minute every day. Then, delete as many unnecessary emails as you can before the timer sounds. This will help you weed out your current email clutter, and prevent new email clutter.

2) Schedule an ‘email response timeframe’ Rather than checking email as they arrive, set up a time in the morning or afternoon, like 30 minutes, when you read and respond to all of your email at once. This will ensure you get to your email every day, and will ensure email doesn’t turn into a distraction preventing you from getting other things done.

3) Delete or move when you’re done with it When you’re done responding to an email, delete the original message. If you feel like you have to keep the original email or your response (should be only in rare cases), get it out of your inbox and move it into a labeled folder.

4) Use filters If you see the same spam coming in over and over again from the same person, or with the same words in the subject line or body, use your filters to automatically delete these messages, without any work on your part at all.

5) Consider leaving If you’re no longer reading subscription email from a store you used to purchase from in the past, consider unsubscribing from that mailing. No sense in cluttering your inbox with things you don’t need. www.getorganizednow.com/organizing-c
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