Organizational Shambles

Electronic Entropy has reached an all time high for Mike D. Every once in awhile I’ll go through an organizing fervor cleaning up my desktop and inbox of all things unnecessary. Last time I did this was probably a month ago. Now? Complete disarray.

As we are all aware, it’s tough to stay on top of electronic data organization. A few of my friends are insanely good at it (Cara and probably Ryan Schenk as examples), but I am the opposite. I am extraordinarily bad at it.

Let’s take a quick count of the biggest indicators of electronic chaos:

Unread Work e-mails: 15
Unorganized work e-mails: 482
Unread home e-mails: 8
Unorganized home e-mails: 1,421
Computer Desktop: 140 items/15 folders

GROSS. How’s your U.U.U.U.C.# compare?

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6 thoughts on “Organizational Shambles

  • 11/23/2011 at 4:51 pm

    Unread Work e-mails: 0
    Unorganized work e-mails: 3
    Unread home e-mails: 0
    Unorganized home e-mails: 10
    Computer Desktop: 1 items/7 folders

  • 11/23/2011 at 6:50 pm

    This is probably one of the few areas that I cannot help organize. However, I am pretty good at staying on top of my own:

    Unread Work e-mails: 0
    Unorganized work e-mails: 2
    Unread home e-mails: 0
    Unorganized home e-mails: 5
    Work Computer Desktop: 4 items, 1 folder
    Home Computer Desktop: 0 items/folders

  • 11/23/2011 at 10:39 pm

    Why are you organizing emails?
    Even at work, using Outlook, i don’t organize anything anymore.
    Granted, i have some rules in place to move automated notifications and then archive periodically to keep inbox size under control.
    In general, search > folders for me.

  • 11/27/2011 at 9:23 pm

    Unread Work e-mails: 0
    Unorganized work e-mails: 32
    Unread home e-mails: 2
    Unorganized home e-mails: 25
    Work Computer Desktop: 2 folders
    Home Computer Desktop: 5 items 5 folders

    not too bad. my computer tends to be cleaner than just about everything else of mine….

  • 11/30/2011 at 12:59 pm

    I agree with Jon Abad…I don’t organize emails, I just search. But my desktop is my downfall. Here are my numbers…
    Unread Work e-mails: 4
    Unorganized work e-mails: N/A
    Unread home e-mails: 1
    Unorganized home e-mails: N/A
    Computer Desktop: 91 items/4 folders

    And sometimes…when my desktop gets to be too much, I create a folder named something like ‘Desktop Cleanup 11-30’ and just move everything not already in a folder into the new folder. So.bad.

  • 12/1/2011 at 4:14 pm

    I agree with Jon, leave it all alone and search. works in outlook. For gmail, I turned on priority inbox and bulk sorting, after a couple days of saying, no this isn’t or yes this is important google learned pretty well.

    My desktop is a disaster I don’t want to talk about it.


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