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{Daily Task #7} 15 minute email sort


Task #7:

It’s time to tackle your emails – Set a timer for 15 minutes and go through as much as you can.

 Daily Task 7 - Email Sort© Dave Bredeson |



My Tips and Advice:

What you do with your time really depends on how organised your emails currently are.

Choose a task from the list below that needs organising, and go for it – of course, if you need to do more than one of these, simply add a few more slots into your diary and get them all done a bit at a time (maintenance is key).

15 minutes is perfect as it can easily fit into your day, but you can get loads done in that amount of time.

  • Get your inbox to under a page – delete anything that you can, file what you need to keep, and what you should be left with is purely emails to action asap
  • Ensure your folders make sense – do you have one per person, or per project etc….?
  • Go through each folder and ensure you have only kept whats really necessary - I wish my email wasn't more cluttered than my closets


Inspiration from around the web

The Huffington Post has some great tips on email organising CLICK HERE

The BBC Webwise site also has some good advice – CLICK HERE


How did you get on?

I’d love to know and really hope that you are able to fit in a task a day and follow along  –  Why not write a comment below and let me know all about it….


{Daily tasks are quick household chores that are additions to your usual cleaning or housekeeping routines – they can be done usually well within 15 mins. Do just one a day and you will really notice the difference quickly – find out more by clicking HERE}

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4 Responses to {Daily Task #7} 15 minute email sort

  1. Carolyn May 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm #

    I started a file for your emails so I could go back and review any at a later time. Cleaning up my emails from being gone for 8 days will take awhile however. 🙂

    • Chrissy Halton Jun 4, 2017 at 3:43 pm #

      Great idea to start a file Carolyn – then you can simply grab when you have a few mins x

  2. Yoss Jan 5, 2016 at 7:20 pm #

    Useful. This series of emails are just so helpful. Thank you so much for all your effort and ideas. I am trying to work hard to accomplish all my goals now. This year, this moment. Good day:)

    • Chrissy @ Organise My House Jan 26, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

      Thanks so much for a lovely comment Yoss – really happy that the emails are helping you – I would love you to let me know how you get on! Good luck x

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