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Marie Kondo's KonMari Method For Email

Use the KonMari Method on Your Email Inbox With These 4 Easy and Joyful Steps

Marie Kondo's KonMari Method For Email
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Has the little red bubble in the corner of your phone's mail app reached an embarrassingly high number? (Mine's 2,864 and counting.) If it's more than just the new batch of emails you woke up to this morning, it's time you KonMari your inbox.

When you finally tackle the pile of papers on your desk with "the life-changing magic of tidying up," it's time to get your electric affairs — word documents, Google Drive, photo albums, that "miscellaneous" folder on your desktop — in order, too. The emails that have been racking up in your inbox since you started your job, the ones you said you'd read later but never do, and the ones that come from a subscription list you only signed up for to save on your first (and only) order are a good place to start.

The KonMari method has two parts: first, discarding; then, deciding where to store things. And with these tips to tidy up your mailbox, it's as easy as it sounds. Keep reading to see them all now, and prepare to have your virtual life clean and organized!

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