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My 5 Best Tips for Keeping Your Email Inbox Clean

My 5 Best Tips for Keeping Your Email Inbox Clean

My_5_Best_Tips_for_Keeping_Your_Email_Inbox_Clean-lsemail inbox cleanI don't know about you, but I never used to be good at managing email!

My inbox was a mess. I couldn't take it anymore!

I received thousands of emails last year that I never even opened... which is crazy!

I finally decided that email was NOT going to rule my life.

SERENITY now!

So these days I try to keep my inbox at ZERO.

It's not easy, but I've developed 5 surefire techniques that help.

These tips & tricks will keep your email inbox clean & your mind free.

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My 5 Best Tips for Keeping Your Email Inbox Clean

1. File (or DELETE) Old Email

Don’t delete everything.

Archive email & file the important stuff away!

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That way you'll easily find the mail if you need it. Here's a cool Gmail trick for finding old email:

Type "in:inbox before:2015/01/01 " in the search bar

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This will locate email sent before 2015.

Use whatever date's handy!

Then click "Select All" to view search results and move the emails to a folder or delete.

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2. Develop Email Routines

The best way to manage email is to have a routine.

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I've wasted lots of time leaving email open on my screen -- which creates distractions!

I now check email once in the morning, afternoon & late evening.

Three times a day! That's it.

(maybe 4 if I'm expecting something important) ;)

3. Respond Immediately

email-inbox-cleanI try to immediately deal with any email that needs a response.

I don't even read another email until the open one is taken care of. And this works great!

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I used to waste so much time re-reading email. It makes no sense.

Read it once & reply. Then be done with it!

4. Keep it Short

Nobody likes long emails. So keep yours short!

Trust me, it saves time on both sides.

5. Unsubscribe!

email-inbox-cleanGet your life back by unsubscribing from the newsletters you don't read.

You've probably subscribed to many email lists over the years & NEVER view the content.

A tool like Unroll.me makes it easy to unsubscribe.

Otherwise, unsubscribe manually. Whatever it takes -- just UNSUBSCRIBE!

Conclusion

Don't be a slave to your inbox!

Let these 5 email-management tips set you free!

What about you? Do you have any tips I could add to these 5?

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