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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Cleaning out old tasks with a Smart List

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

If you've been using Remember The Milk for any length of time, you may have added some tasks that just didn't get done. This week's tip, shared by chris089, suggests looking through those tasks to get them done or just to cut them loose.

#5 of the Cult Of Done Manifesto got me thinking: I have a lot of items on my lists that have been there for ages and will probably stay there forever. So I created a new Smart List:

(NOT addedWithin:"1 week") AND due:never

This results in a shocking 302 open tasks. During my next weekly review, I'll go through those and either decide when and what to do about them or just delete them. And then repeat that every week.

Thanks for sharing this tip, chris089! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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