Saturday, December 14, 2013

Sensational Saturday

I missed the Celebrate Post on Friday.  Not to be deterred, I'm going to post it a day later. 
I don't like junk mail, nor do I like spam mail.  And yet, it keeps coming and coming.  I often ignore it....more often than not I ignore it. 

Which brings me to this Week's Celebration:

1. I cleaned off the kitchen table.  Mainly it was junk mail I shredded and recycled.

2.  I cleaned out my email box--all 789 of them.  I read the important things, most of the time.  But I'm bad about not deleting the unimportant.

3.  I've committed to daily purging instead of once a quarter or so spending two or three days working on it. We'll see next week how that goes.

Any suggestions for motivating better organization? 
Hope everyone is having a great Christmas Season. 


  1. Congratulations on cleaning up your clutter. When I started to really value my time, I saw how the clutter took so much of it to organize. Now I avoid clutter by not collecting so much stuff, by trashing papers immediately after reading them. I no longer keep a "do later" pile because anything that I intended to do, remained an intention. If it's not top priority, I don't save it and don't stress over it. My life is so clutter free now that I've had time to achieve some amazing things, like getting my first novel, Eve's Amulet-Book 1 published.

    With that said, here's what I'm celebrating: 1.) living at the beach in California, 2.) finding out my tooth does not have to be pulled--it's a sinus infection!, and 3.) having my YA horror story, Death House, get accepted for publishing (woo hoo!), and the release of my short story, "Christmas After All" in A Touch of Winter anthology. Happy Holidays!
    ~Carole Avila

  2. Good luck sticking to daily purging. It might help to make a save folder, then every mail either goes to save or the bin.

  3. Congratulations. It's easier to delete it as you go along because it becomes a huge pile of stress when you don't.

  4. I LOVE when I get the email inbox cleared out! So satisfying!

  5. Cleaning can be such a wonderful thing to do! And I love uncluttered email in-boxes, =) Good luck keeping the daily purging up!

  6. Inspiring! I really need to work on my email clutter and all those folders I set up. What was I thinking?

  7. Thanks for all the comments and encouragement. After reading them, I felt guilty that since Friday I haven't looked at email...but now it's done.

  8. Wow- HUGE congrats on that!
    We're pretty good about going through mail/cleaning off the kitchen counter at least once a week but my e-mail inbox is an unimaginable mess. I have thousands of messages they need to be orgnized/filed/deleated and I find the task so daunting that I literally don't do it (thus the thousands).
    Good luck on keeping the organizational purge going regularly and hope your Christmas season is going equally well!