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I’ve been spending a lot of time lately trying to organize our house and our lives – call it nesting, if you will.  After the renos it became really clear that although we have a clean house, it lacked real organization.  It’s easy when you have a spare room and a spare closet and a rarely used basement.  You can just toss things in and get to them later when you have more time.

We’ve learned from experience that you never really have more time to attack the clutter and the junk.  You have to make time for it or it’ll just pile up.  And pile up.  And pile up.

Well, it turns out the same thing can happen in your inbox and with the hundreds of photos I take every month.  I have over 2000 emails in my inbox.  127 of them unread.  Most of those  have either been read on my Blackberry or are junk mail that I failed to delete at the time. And that’s my personal email account.  My work account has 157 emails in the inbox (thankfully none are unread).  My facebook inbox has 20 unread (though read) messages and countless in there just waiting to be deleted.  It’s pathetic.  It would make my sister’s skin crawl if she knew.

And the photos…Well, they get filed properly but to take the time to actually sort the good from the bad, the useful from the useless – it doesn’t happen.   And it needs to.  Seriously.

So along with trying to organize my real life, I’m trying to take some time to do the same with my computer.  It’s not easy, but I get annoyed watching the numbers creep up and I figure if I don’t do it now, I never will. And just like when you clean out your closet and get rid of a pile of unnecessary ‘stuff’, and feel 1000lbs lighter, I imagine a clean inbox will make me feel the same way.  If so, I’m in.

Tell me I’m not the only one…

April 21, 2010 - 8:24 am

Auntie Kris - You are SO not the only one. My Hotmail inbox still contains e-mails from when I lived in Ottawa…in 2002. Probably a few from you even, way back when. My F-book messages date back to when I first signed up in 2007. And my photos…I don’t even want to go there.

April 21, 2010 - 5:01 pm

Vinnie - lol – I’ve been trying to spend the last 3 weeks trying to clean out my inbox – Facebook? I still have messages from when Sean and I started dating

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