Tips To Declutter Your Inbox

Manage your full inbox

Manage your full inbox

When your inbox gets crammed with emails, you can be sure of getting a bit of stress. Yes, it may not be so obvious, but the fact that so many unanswered emails are in your inbox can make you think a lot. With a crammed inbox, you can also get worried that you might be missing an important email, perhaps the answer you have been waiting from an agency. You can really feel the stress if you’re like those who check their emails first thing in the morning. You can start de-cluttering your inbox by unsubscribing from unsolicited emails, stopping notifications from social media websites, stop having conversations on email, and deleting emails you no longer need. This will give you a start. Once this is done, you may consider integrating your email with Gmail, if you’re not already using Gmail. Gmail has proven to be one of the best when it comes to managing your emails and messages. That said, below are some three important tools that can help you de-clutter your inbox.

1. Create labels or folders for your emails

Organize your email according to importance

Organize your email according to importance

Folders and labels allow you to effectively and efficiently manage your emails. You can also use different colors for different files to create a better visual. You may need to delete or change some of your labels and folders in the future, and you may also add some new ones, but they are the best place to start. When creating your folders or labels, it is advisable to make sure that everything has somewhere to go. Avoid miscellaneous as much as possible.

2. You can set up filters

Setting up filters should be the next step in your inbox management plan. This may take more time to set up than labels and folders, but they will help you when it comes to visual ease, fast email processing, and mental clarity. Filters can also help you to clear your inbox very fast especially when it starts getting crammed. Filters can automatically move emails to the right folders. You can also use filters to add labels and keep important emails in your inbox.

3. Make great use of the unsubscribe feature

If that newsletter that comes in everyday doesn’t add value to your life, then there is no need to let it add to the already big volume of emails you have to handle. You can unsubscribe from every newsletter and email that you don’t need. You should also avoid the temptation to hoard information in your inbox just because it is free.

Empty inbox

An empty inbox is a happy inbox

Aside from the three tools mentioned above, you can also archive everything that does not need immediate action. You can also convert emails that need action into tasks to complete. That way, you can have the peace of mind that you’re missing nothing important. The read and the unread features are also available for you. You can always mark unimportant emails as read and those that need action as unread. With these simple tools, you can effectively and efficiently manage your inbox. If these tools are used properly, you can reduce all the stress that come with a crammed inbox while having great access to important messages and information in your inbox.

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