If you are anything like me, you may have a couple different email addresses – work email, personal email, freebie/junk email etc. It is SO easy to let all the emails just accumulate until…you have thousands to go through and it overwhelms you just to think about it. Well, today I am giving you a few tips to go through the email clutter and free up some time and space.
Day 12: Emails
- If you don’t have Gmail already, you may want to look into it. They have a feature that lets you set up a Priority Inbox, which has been amazing for me. I admit, it took me awhile to use it because I am not the best when it comes to change. However, once I did, I knew I could never go back to using only one inbox. My emails are now sorted for me, based on a priority inbox, a social inbox, and a promotional inbox.
- Most email servers let you set filters for your emails. This lets you apply a certain label to an email, color code it, send it immediately to a certain folder and more. I love being able to see what I need to respond to at a glance, based on what color the filter is. For the emails that you get a lot of that aren’t urgent, set up filters for them to skip your inbox and go straight into a certain folder to look at later.
- Here is the big one- UNSUBSCRIBE from all of your junk emails! Yes, I realize this will take work and therefore time. But I promise you that you will not regret doing this and will feel SO much better. Clear the clutter form your inbox, and clear the clutter from your mind. When was the last time you even opened an email from that store or read that online magazine? Take a good amount of time today to unsubscribe from as many emails as possible. Then, over the next week, every time you get an email you don’t really need, take the minute to unsubscribe instead of deleting.
- If you use your email for business in any way – let me let you in on one of my secrets. It’s called Streak and it’s life changing. Honestly. It is a plugin that works with Gmail only. It has completely organized my email lists and saved me so much time and boosted my productivity levels tremendously. You can look for yourself here. This is not an affiliate link, just something I love and recommend.
There you have it! I hope you actually completed the task and are already feeling less cluttered.
Do you have any other tips for organizing your inbox?