Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Dear Mrs. Wright



I have a great tip today that I can't believe I haven't shared before! Since it's Works For Me Wednesday I thought I would let everyone know (one of) my secrets.

I e-mail myself. A lot. Probably more than anyone else.

I have free e-mail through Hotmail, but Google, Yahoo, etc. all would work. I e-mail myself reminders of things to do, addresses for me to remember later, and the most important thing- documents and photos!

It won't work for thousands of pictures obviously, but if you have a very special photo of your dog wearing a Halloween costume or the once in a lifetime photo of your kids ALL smiling and looking at the camera then you should e-mail it to yourself and you'll have it FOREVER... without paying a monthly fee for online storage.

I have a special file in my e-mail for important stuff like photos, resumes and other documents. If, God forbid, there was ever a disaster I would have some basics online that I'd be able to eventually access. I've been meaning to scan our social security cards, identifications and that kind of thing and save them in my e-mail too, but you have to personally decide if the security risk is worth the peace of mind. So... that's why e-mailing myself works for me!

3 Thoughts From Others:

Melissa said...

That's a great idea! I'd be careful with the personal info (like social security cards), but this is perfect for special photos and reminders.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

I have to giggle as I read this because I thought I was the only one! I would never remember anything if I wasn't always emailing myself.

:)

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