Our lives revolve around email and keeping up with our inboxes. I know my work inbox can get out of hand at times making my job of finding emails a task. How do you manage inboxes and maintain productivity? I got an app called Mailbox a few years ago to help me get a grip on my personal inbox.
As for my work inbox, I tend to follow the same procedure with this as my personal inbox. I make folders for each client, flag/star anything that needs to be taken care of ASAP and schedule emails based on due dates. (When does it need to be done by?) I mainly work out of my inbox so being able to tackle both personal and work inbox helps me keep up my productivity and stay on top of my tasks!
Create Folders Base on Topics/Subjects. I made sub-folders within my inbox for different aspects of my life. Folder Examples: Personal, Financial, Photography and Blogging.
Schedule Emails Based on Priority. I schedule emails that I need to tend to by a specific date. For example, I pay student loans each month and my loan service will send emails with a reminder to pay them by a certain date. Once I pay and get the confirmation email, I will file away the emails together.
Keep the main inbox to a minimum. I always try to keep the number of emails in my primary inbox down to a minimum. Any emails I have to follow up on or accomplish something by stays but once it is tended to, I file it away. My inbox stays clean and manageable.
How do you organize and maintain your inbox? (Work and personal)