Delete. Delete. Delete.

It’s estimated that 80% of the stuff we keep never gets looked at again once it’s been filed away.

That’s 80% folks!

Never. Looked. At. Again.

Our society has developed a mindset of KEEP – which translates to ‘keep everything.’ And because computer storage capacity has grown exponentially, we CAN keep stuff – forever!

So we keep it.

We keep because we can.

We keep because, well … you never know.

As a result, our email folders – and even our Inboxes – are overloaded because we’re storing useless and outdated information. And let me remind you … 80% will never get looked at again.

Try this …

Change your mindset from one of KEEP to DELETE.

Assume that every email (and even every paper or digital document) that comes to you will automatically be deleted once you’ve read/acted/deferred it.

Keep only the exceptional information.

Any message that you can bring yourself to delete is one less message to file, one less message to slow down your searches, one less message to fret about in the future.

Less is best.

Change your mindset. Keep less stuff. Find stuff quicker. Get more done.

About Georgina Forrest

Georgina Forrest is a Productivity Coach & Organizing Specialist at Smartworks! Enterprises Inc. in Red Deer, Alberta. Her credentials include Certified Professional Organizer (CPO®), Organizer Coach, and membership with Professional Organizers in Canada (POC) where she has attained Gold Leaf status – a designation acknowledging her as an experienced professional organizer. Her specialties are geared toward increasing productivity, streamlining administration and decreasing stress in the workplace. She will teach you how to manage your time, space and information so you can be more effective and efficient at work. Additionally she offers training programs, productivity coaching and time management-related presentations.