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This Is How We Do It: The "Optional" Folder

This Is How We Do It: The “Optional” Folder

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The Pledge I’ve been playing around with an extraordinarily simple email organization method. I have one folder labeled “Optional” for…you guessed it, everything that doesn’t require an immediate response or any response at all. The Turn I want to preface this by saying that systems like email organization are very specific to the user so any criticisms are just from my own experience as a user. Having said that, I experimented with OtherInbox for several weeks and wasn’t very happy with it. Jameson is a big fan and continues to use it. If you aren’t familiar with it, OtherInbox integrates with…

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This Is How We Do It: Ship Really Big Stuff

This Is How We Do It: Ship Really Big Stuff

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The Problem If I were to ask you how you would ship a book across the country, you would most likely say the US Postal Service, FedEx, or UPS right? Of course because those three companies handle the vast majority of everyday shipping needs in the United States. Easy enough, but what if I needed you to move something bigger, like a piano, a large conference table, or even…a half dozen full grown trees?  The Story My wife and I got a weekend house in upstate New York and wanted to get some trees for our property. We found some…

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Stop Wasting Time: Document and Photo Vanquishing

Stop Wasting Time: Document and Photo Vanquishing

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It goes without saying that the Less Doing lifestyle requires that you be as paperless as possible. There have been tons of articles discussing how to go paperless and there are services to help you do it that will definitely be covered by us at some point. It’s fairly easy to go paperless moving forward but how do you deal with all the paper you already have? I want to talk about two services, ScanDigital and OfficeDrop, that can get you out from under that massive store of paper. When I started out, I had two, 6 foot long filing cabinets absolutely filled…

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