Week #4 Totally Organized Tuesday Link Party! Goodbye Email CLUTTER!

December 28, 2010

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Welcome to week #4 of Totally Organized Tuesdays!  I’m so glad you are here.

My post for the day has to do with the dreaded email clutter. Who doesn’t have a problem with this? I know I do. I hope you can join the party today and link up an organization post to share with everyone.

My house has been getting organized, but everytime I opened up my email… I was over-whelmed with clutter.  I didn’t have a system in place to stay on top of things.  

I wish I was able to organize my email like I do my paper filing?   My ditsy brain just realized last week that I actually do.  I just didn’t know it. Now, It has been on my list of things to accomplish and I finally did it today!  

I scanned, purged, and filed over 1,200 emails this morning.  It was definitely a daunting task… but well worth it in the end.  Now I can manage my emails with the new system I have in place.

It seemed like the most simple thing, but I wasn’t utilizing it! 

Here is my inbox before the purge (over 1200 emails).

If you get an email and think…

Should I save this email?
Will I need to refer back to this?
Do I need to keep this until…?

Then you need to make email folders like I did.  I went over in my head what emails I receive and what I need to keep… and made a main category for each.  Then I sub categorized what needed within each category.  Its so simple!  

All of those recipes friends share with me now have a home.

Email invitations, electronic recepits, coupons, printables, you name it… They all have a folder now!

Now, look at my inbox… NOTHING!  I love it.  

Do you have email pile-ups that need filing?

*To make folders, usually its just a right click in the folder section of your email… and create a new folder. 


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10 comments on “Week #4 Totally Organized Tuesday Link Party! Goodbye Email CLUTTER!

  1. Michelle says:

    Hi Toni! I recently spent hours and hours “RE” doing my entire email folder list. When my old computer crashed, I lost my “Outlook” where I already HAD everything organized in folders and I didn’t have the budget to spend over $100 replacing my Outlook so had to use the regular old Verizon that comes with my service. So starting from scratch was a royal pain but I have to have my folders or I’m not organized. I enjoyed the post. I’m a new follower and look forward to more. I hope you’ll visit my blog and maybe consider following me too!

    New England Style

  2. Voted for you.
    All those emails add up SO fast!! Good job.

  3. Toni says:

    Thanks ladies!! Michelle… that is a nightmare! I hope you got everything back in place.

  4. con-tain-it says:

    Great minds think alike I’d say 😉 I’m a stickler about keeping my computer files…especially my digital photos in order. Everytime I download photos or files I put them in a file based on “function” so that I know where to find them when I need them. Added a post to your link party today. Have a great week…I’m laying low till New Year…fondly, Roberta

  5. I (thankfully) don’t have a problem deleting things. I use the online email accounts so that I don’t have the loss of a computer problem – that really sucks and is frustrating to have to start from scratch.

    What about a “bookmarks” organizing session??

    More Than A Mom

  6. This is such a great motivator, I have SO many emails to purge and file and have been dreading it! Thanks for that I push I needed!


  7. HI,

    I am your new follower and would love for you to stop-by and follow-back!

    Have a fabulous 2011!

  8. Autumn says:

    We must be on the same wave length! I just posted about cleaning out my email inbox! I am still in my holiday daze so I have yet to conquer my inbox and was just lamenting about how many I have. You gave some great tips and I am going to link to your post!

  9. CAS says:

    I’m really enjoying your blog. I was hooked when you said the word “organization” because I’m rather obsessed with organizing everything. I do have to proceed cautiously because my hubby of 41+ years is very much the opposite, but he is getting better. I posted to your Organized Tuesday Link Party, but it is an older post. My Little Holiday Book has served me very well over the years, and it was one of the first things I blogged about when I started my blog. I’m really looking forward to your 21 day challenge. I’m already a new follower and have been enjoying browsing through the archives. Happy New Year!

  10. Toni says:

    I LOVE the holiday organizing book. Need to do this myself. Thanks for linking up!!

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