Organize your Inbox!
By sproutshouse on April 13, 2014
Are you a closet email hoarder? Is your inbox overflowing? Is your email account out of control?
Okay people….I have a confession….a deep dark secret if you will!
Up until Saturday morning, I had
unread emails in my inbox, and in total probably well over a thousand emails floating around my account.
So here are 4 easy steps that will help you organise your emails once and for all.....
Delete, delete, delete!! Get rid of all those emails you haven’t read. If you haven’t read them by now you’re not going to! Only keep emails that are important and that you might need one day. For example – correspondence between you and your car insurance company; mobile phone bills; important work emails etc.
Lots of the emails, I hadn’t bothered to read were from a whole host of different companies whose mailing lists I had ended up on. To unsubscribe from a mailing list, simply scroll to the bottom of the email and click on the word unsubscribe.
Create folders so that emails can be easily filed away and then more importantly easily found when you need them. Categories I used included House, Work, Cars, Holiday, Internet and Sprout. I also used sub-categories for example under the Internet category there are two additional categories - Phone and Purchases.
Set up rules to automatically sort your incoming mail. This takes seconds and will mean that rather than having all your mail sitting in your inbox waiting to be filed or deleted it will go straight into the folder you have allocated it. Just remember to look out for unread mail in your folders other than your inbox!
As well as cleaning up my inbox, I also deleted a load of old email addresses that were cluttering up my inbox. So here it is, my sparkling and email free inbox......
Why not have a go at cleaning up your own inbox?
Have a great week!