Ask Marsha: At the end of each day, I diligently move the email, both received and sent, into folders. But it is still overwhelming. How do I control it?
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- It could be that, by deferring this task to the end of the day, you are making yourself read the emails one more time than you need to. We want to make sure we are not duplicating effort.
- Consider moving the file when you first read it. This practice falls under the “handle it all at one time” approach.
- Remember that many of your sent items will have the original message attached, so that you do not need to move both items into files.
- And finally, not all messages need to be saved. Delete. Delete. Delete!