Inbox management can be a beast sometimes when you’re always doing for others and hardly take the time to stop and organize yourself! In this three-part series, I’m going to take you through setting up an automated inbox system to keep your emails tamed and your stress levels down!
Here’s what to expect:
Part 1 – Using Labels & Filters
Today, in Part 1 of the series, we tackle setting up labels to organize incoming emails and filtering certain emails the moment they come into the inbox.
Labeling emails has dramatically helped me compartmentalize emails. Receipts get tagged, so I see them when they come in and know to add them to my accounting software. Subscriptions get tagged and autoarchived, so I can go to my subscriptions folder when I want to see the emails, but they don’t clutter my inbox on a daily basis. Emails from clients get tagged with that client’s name, so I can see all of their emails in one folder. That just touches the surface of what I do (and you can too) with labels in your Gmail inbox.
While your inbox may not quite look cleaner yet, the organized-chaos is finally kicking in. In part 2, we’ll take on organization a little further by breaking some of these emails into different inboxes, so it isn’t all one crazy mess (that happens to now have an awesome labeling system). See you there!