Read Your Email or Let It Go

Be honest with yourself – About those 49 old unopened emails – Are you ever going to open them?

It makes some people nervous to suggest this, but . . .

If you have unopened emails, older than 14 days, chances are you’ll never get to them. Chances are they are not relevant any longer. Chances are, you didn’t open them because the subject line clued you into that they weren’t important. Do yourself a favor and delete!

If that makes you too nervous create a holding pen folder in your email account and slide them all inside of it, so at least they are out of your main inbox.

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Janet Schiesl

Janet has been organizing since 2005. She is a Certified Professional Organizer and the owner of Basic Organization. She loves using her background as a space planner to challenge her clients to look at their space differently. She leads the team in large projects and works one-on-one with clients to help the process move quickly and comfortably. Call her crazy, but she loves to work with paper, to purge what is not needed and to create filing systems that work for each individual client. Janet is a Past President of the Washington DC Chapter of the National Association of Productivity and Organizing Professionals (NAPO) and was voted 2016 Organizer of the Year by the Washington DC Chapter of NAPO.

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