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  1. March 6, 2017

    These are such great tips! I try to keep my inbox at 0 unread messages and at less than 10 messages overall, and your strategies are pretty much exactly what I used! My only tip is to keep relevant messages in your inbox until they’re completed – so if I have an upcoming event or a package that I’m tracking, it’s super quick and easy to find what I’m looking for. If it’s task-related, it helps with productivity because I’m more likely to finish the task so I can move the email into its designated folder. :)

  2. March 6, 2017

    Unroll me was a lifesaver for me! It unsubscribed me from so many junk things and cleared my inbox immensely! That and creating folders are KEY!

  3. March 7, 2017

    Making inbox maitence part of my daily routine has been life-changing. I know, you’re like…Really? Life-changed by email?

    I used to feel so much anxiety everytime my phone dinged with a new email, and it just grew over the course of the day. I’d take advantage of every spare minute to respond to emails and literally NEVER felt on top of my sh!t.

    So, yes, my life changed when I turned notifications off and set two alarms to remind me to check email before my lunch break and before leaving the office for the day. Every time I check my email, I empty my inbox.

    Thanks for this great overview!

  4. November 13, 2017
    Maya says

    This is super helpful! I’m one of those terrible people with thousands of unread emails in their inbox and I think I should change that. I’m definitely going to use some of your tips :)


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