Our emails are just as important as our calendars! Last week we went over some great tips on how to manage your calendar, now we delve into our email inboxes!
It is important to have folders to put any emails you need to keep for referencing later. I also recommend having a To-Do folder so emails that require attention won’t get lost.
Make a decision. Either delete the email or put it in a folder. If you don’t need the email for some reason why let it clutter your inbox?
Add rules so all future emails will go into certain folders. This means you don’t have to take the time to move them yourself. This is a great time saver! You can filter emails too. Setting an email as High Priority will help it stand out so you don’t forget about it.
If there are emails you are getting and you delete them without reading them, it’s probably a good idea to unsubscribe. That will reduce you the number of emails you receive. Don’t be afraid to block a sender if needed.
Don’t wait until you have dozens of emails to reply to. As soon as you get an email, respond or put it in your To-Do folder for later. Make sure you schedule time in your day to go back and tackle your To-Do emails!
In order to keep your email inbox clean going forward, you will have to make sure you delete or file emails everyday! If not, your email inbox will get out of control again, and we don’t want that!