Recently, an article on Fast Company caught my eye.
I’m forever looking for better processes and ways to organize. This article really opened up my eyes to other methods I hadn’t considered. Previously, I had everything organized by project. The problem with that was my folder structure was ballooning and there were some messages that could fall into multiple categories…which wouldn’t be a problem in Gmail with the tag options, but in Outlook that doesn’t seem to be a possibility.
And so the idea of having only just 5 folders seemed impossible, but I’ve been giving it a try for the past few days and I have to say that it works – as long as you’re strict about moving messages without letting them build up in the inbox.
The gist of it is that the only 5 folders needed are
- This Week
- This Month
I did, however, add two more – HR and Newsletters. But that was it. Read more about it below:
The Only Five Email Folders Your Inbox Will Ever Need
Stop “organizing” your emails by subject and start thinking of them in terms of deadlines. Read More >>