Horrible time staying organized

I hate trying to organize things especially when it comes to my email and things regarding work. Does anyone have any good ways to keep their virtual life organized.

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    11/12/13
    Oh gosh, it can be a pain, huh? If you use Gmail, I find that lots and lots of filters and categories helps a TON. There are plenty of tutorials online on how to set them up. I have all my other emails for sites I own forward to Gmail and set it up so I can send messages from those addresses too. It helps.

    I also have binders of passwords, important info, etc (bad practice, eep!) of info and ideas for all the various projects, which aids in the virtual world also.

    Lisa introduced me to Toodledo the other day also, and though I'm just getting into it, I must say I like it for keeping organized and prioritized.
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      11/12/13
      FOLDERS!

      I make folders for everything from freelance client work, studio work, website work... I also organize offline.. via FOLDERS haha! I use calendars as well.. dry erase board actually and it has REALLY helped. I think setting aside an hour a WEEK, to keep things organize really pays off in the long run!

      Oh.. I also keep a blank note book going... I simply add a box of something that needs to be done and constantly check things off - really helps!
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      11/12/13
      I do a lot of these things too. And totally agree on the dry erase board! So easy, reusable, and sometimes you just need to scribble something in quickly so you don't forget!
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        11/12/13
        8Theresa Gould
        I like Google calendars and Wordpress calendar for my editorial schedule. But I am backlogged on emails in most of my accounts, except for the farm's. It's crazy. I know I need to get at them but I don't have two hours to devote to it and I know it will take me that long to go through everything.

        I tried folders within Gmail and just tend to forget stuff in there. I love folders for papers offline. At first the new Gmail was annoying but I actually find it helps to have the emails separated into primary, social and promotion.

        I wish someone would come up with a system to make email management easier and less cumbersome.
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        11/12/13
        Though I tend to check emails first thing too, I've read several articles in recent months that advise not to. Save it for lunch or last and see a boost in your productivity. I end up checking it all day though, so not sure how that worked out for me, lol.
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        11/13/13
        8Theresa Gould
        That's a good idea and I've kind of been trying to do that because my thing is I leave emails thinking, "I'll get back to them"....well, we all know how that goes and I never get back to the ones that are not important. So if I find myself saying that in my head, I have started to delete them.
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