I don’t know about you but my e-mail inbox can shoot up to 500+ messages in days. It’s worse around major holidays with stores shouting at me about the savings!
Of course, don’t want to miss out on any great coupons so I tend to be a little lax in my unsubscribing ways. Plus, it doesn’t seem to work very well to unsubscribe.
At the end of last year, I made a small change in how I was deleting my e-mails. Mostly out of necessity as I had over 2000 e-mails stacked up at the time. Had to go through them all. Important ones regarding school dates, personal information mingled with messages shouting save lots of money by giving us all of yours! A rather tedious process.
At some point, I decided to select all and just “remove” the important looking ones. I hit the delete button. Guess what? All those important ones moved up to first place in my inbox. I took a minute, read through those taking any action steps or saving them if needed (I have an e-mail filing system…school, bills paid, etc).
Then, it was back to select all and repeating the process. Went so much faster than trying to read through each one and decide what was important.
An important mantra for me when sifting through the store ones (especially in January!):
There will always be another sale!
Think this may become a Saturday morning routine for me. It feels nice to have an inbox number of 4 as opposed to 4000.
How do you keep your e-mail clear?