Friends, I am embarrassed to say that just a couple weeks ago I had more than 4,500 e-mails sitting in my Inbox. I know I'm all "I love being organized!" but my Inbox? It got the best of me. Here are just a couple of the things I found while DELETING old e-mails:
- A Facebook notification from 2007 (2007!! That's back when Facebook e-mailed you about every little thing.)
- A message from my previous, previous roommate (Hi Lauren!) about our utility costs for October 2007.
- Lots of stuff about the 2008 presidential election.
... And you get the idea. I'm happy to say that I have a brand new organization system that I'm bound and determined to stick with! Yes, I have about 63 folders on the side of my gmail, but I'd rather that everything have a place ... and that does NOT include my Inbox. The goal is to keep no more than 20 messages there. At that point, I need to get to work responding/filing!
What are your e-mail organization best practices? Obviously, I could use some advice!