A year ago I got rid of all the paper on my desk and every day it's a wonderful sight in the morning to see a clear desk! Microsoft Outlook "Tasks" are a great way to stay organized, and by changing the font, size and color of overdue tasks, you can get even more organized!
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If your inbox is getting out of control with too many messages, it's time to start creating some "rules" to organize your mail.
I was composing a new email and noticed the ruler across the top. While the ruler is useful in some cases for advanced formatting (aligning text and images), it was a nuisance for me and I started searching the tool bar for how to get rid of it. I must have toggled it "on" by accident, and now it was stuck there.