Keeping On Top Of The Clutter

I’m slowly getting over a monster cold, which means work is piling up and my to-do list is growing whiskers. It doesn’t help that, like many creative types, my ducks aren’t always in a perfect row. Fortunately a few months ago I put a simple system in place that has helped me stay (mostly) organized and will go a long way towards helping me get back on track with minimal hassle. Let’s call it a “three folder system”, unless I can come up with a cheezier name.

I wish I could remember where I got this idea (probably a blog). Using my email inbox as an example, here’s how it works:

In my email program I’ve created three folders:

  • 01-Today!
  • 02-This Week
  • 03-Whenever

Since my folders are alphabetized, the numbers in front of the folder names ensure that these three folders stay at the top of the list.Read More