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How to Organize and Downsize your Email Inbox

September 15, 2015

Tips for Organizing your Inbox, Your Savvy PA, SeattleHaving trouble finding the emails you need and finding yourself constantly using Search to find them?

Having a hard time tracking your projects, clients and what is done/not done in your email?

Are you overwhelmed at the sheer sight of your ginormous email inbox?

Here are a few tips to get you on your way to Inbox Control!

  1. Categorize: Create category folders for topics such as Clients: Current, Completed; Projects: Current, Completed; Tasks: Current, Completed and categories like Home, Travel, Kids, etc.
  2. Create Filters:  Filters automatically label your emails as they enter your inbox.  –> If you wish your emails to skip your inbox and go directly to the category file folder, indicate “Skip Inbox” when you create the filter.
  3. Complete:  When you are done with a task in an email, assign the label “Completed” and move it out of your inbox to the respective category folder.
  4. Unsubscribe and Roll Up:  Check out this savvy subscription wrangling tool, UnRoll Me.  It searches your inbox for subscriptions, piles them all into one location and gives you the option to roll each into a “Daily Rollup,” unsubscribe or keep it in your inbox.  Superb!
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