How the Tidiest Woman in the World Organizes Her Email

2016 Time 100 Gala

Japanese decluttering guru Marie Kondo finds catharsis in organizing just about anything, including her inbox. She told Fortune that people shouldn’t get too carried away with too many subfolders in the inbox. Instead she recommends sorting email into two categories: “Unprocessed” and “Save.”

She has five good tips:

  1. Don’t create too many folders
  2. Take a “one shot” approach
  3. Embrace the delete button
  4. Minimize distractions
  5. Quit Facebook if it doesn’t bring you joy

Read more about her Top 5 tips on Fortune here.

Watch her Google Talk here:

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