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    I have set up different folders in my subcriptions, I have the swaps I am in, in the main folder, then I have also set up a maybe folder, which I move swaps to my main one if I do decide to join.
    I then have a posted folder, an arrived folder, then a back to me folder.
    I move them around depending on where I am with the swap groups.
    This works well with swap groups, personal trades I use my message folders in a similiar way.

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    Lesson I have learned the hard way: do not clean up your mail box thinking that you'll remember what you promised to who!

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    Something that works for me and keeps me from overextening myself is to limit myself to 3 swaps and 2 PIFS/tags at a time. I can manage that amount without feeling overwhelmed. If i'm at my limit and find a swap i want to join, it's an extra incentive to get to work and open up a spot!

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    Who ever knew that Excel had so many practical applications? I have a spreadsheet to track all my ATC stuff. It keeps me on track.
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    Hi Jean, I'm one of those new members, and although I haven't succumbed to the temptation of signing up for too many swaps to handle (yet!) I can see how easy it would be. Thanks for good advice in advance of possible overwhelment!

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    Gratefully read and duly noted!

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    To get to your Inbox - go to the very top of the page and click on 'Private messages' (if you have any unread messages this will be white and underlined with the number of unread messages to the right).
    When your Inbox page opens you will find your messages filed in date, and time, order - ie your most recent will be at the top and the oldest will be at the bottom. It will include ALL messages that you have not deleted - read & UNread.
    To open a PM simply click on the underlined heading (NOT the name - that will take you to that person's profile page).

    The letter opens on a new page and at the bottom right corner of the PM you will find 2 buttons - 'Forward' and 'Reply'. Simply click on the 'Reply' button and you will be sent to a new page where you can type your reply.
    When you have finished just click on 'Submit Message' at the bottom of your reply window and you are done!

    If you want to delete PMs that you no longer need - open the PM as you would normally. UNDER the PM you will find another box 'Delete this message'.
    Click in the blank 'Delete this message' square - which then shows a tick, and click on the 'Delete this message' bar.

    Be careful with this as, when they are deleted, they CANNOT be retrieved!

    I hope this helps
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    Thank you Jean and everyone who has posted organization ideas to this thread. I am new to the site, everything looks like such fun, and I tend to overcommit anyway. I am now doing one swap at a time, and picking swaps with a date a month or more into the future. That works for me.

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    I just want to let the artists that I owe art work to that I am dealing with a mom that has terminal cancer & a niece that just got diagnosed with leukemia. I have not forgotten anyone & am not flakking; I am just running behind but will try to work on things as I can. I do apologize. Being able to do art work soothes my already frazzled brain waves. Just know that I have not forgotten about you!!
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    I absolutely agree. well written.
    The 'earth' without 'art' is just 'eh'.

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    My mom passed away on June 20th & we are going through her house trying to clean it out. Still needing time off from what I owe several artists. Will try to get back to you shortly with what I owe you....
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