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11 Tips to Eliminate Your Overwhelming Email

Is your email inbox overwhelming? Maybe you are doing it all wrong. Take these tips and run with them to eliminate your overwhelming email situation.

  • Answer right away or pick up the phone.
  • Separate business and personal emails.
  • Never save emails in your inbox. Store in folders.
  • Delete, delete, delete. Just like physical junk mail.
  • Read your emails thoroughly to cut down on mistakes.
  • Set a time to process email.
  • Keep your emails and responses short. Make specific requests.
  • Use bullet points.
  • Use the search function.
  • Use clear, descriptive  subject lines.
  • Turn off notifications.

 

 

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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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