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NOTE: Before you empty a folder, remember to double-check inside for any individual files you still want!
1) Empty your computer’s Recycle Bin (Windows) or Trash (Mac)
2) Delete old bookmarks from your browser
3) Empty your browser’s Downloads folder
4) Close old browser tabs
5) Bonus Tip: Create a “Spare Time Reading” filter/folder in your email inbox for non-urgent items
Overwhelmed by tech peripherals?
Email filters, automated sorting, color-coding, email app set-up and troubleshooting... we do it all!
Never overlook an important email again!
Create an email folder for messages that make you feel good. Whenever you receive a positive note--your supervisor praising you for a work project, a friend forwarding a funny video, a colleague's thanks--place a copy of the message in your mood-boosting email folder.
You can give the folder a discreet, boring name, if inquisitive people tend to read your screen over your shoulder: "Boiler repair estimates" or "Old electrical bills," etc.
Having a rough day? Be kind to yourself: open your special folder and reread the messages. You are noticed, appreciated, not alone.
(Bonus: after you've read some messages, take a moment to send a note to someone you're grateful for. You'll feel good, reflecting on what you appreciate about them--and your note could be just the boost they need!)
Steven Cohen is the owner of Streamlined by Steven, a professional organizing company serving Washington, D.C. and parts of Maryland.