Digital decluttering part 2
In the last entry on digital decluttering we discussed electronic documents and online storage. You can read it here. This time we’ll give you a few pointers about email decluttering.
Email is the primary means of communication for many of us. But it can easily get out of control and you can end up with an Inbox overflowing with thousands of unread and unsorted messages. Here are some ideas to help you deal with email decluttering or avoid the clutter happening in the first place.
- Delete unnecessary emails right away. Don’t put it off! Make use of the delete button.
- If you don’t have time to respond to an email then don’t open it until you do.
- Use folders to help you sort your email. Having a “To read” and a “To do” folder can be helpful.
- Set up your email to filter particular types of emails into folders. For example, you could filter all emails from us at DECLUTR into a folder dedicated to decluttering information. Filtering is available for most email services including Outlook, Gmail, Hotmail and Yahoo.
- Limit the number of folders you have in your inbox.
- Use a service such as “unroll.me” to take control of all of those email lists you have subscribed to. This will substantially reduce your incoming email traffic.
- Lastly, when you have time to answer emails, and you might choose to schedule this in your day, know how to turn off or mute other notifications so that you can concentrate on the task at hand.
Get help here
To take advantage of our experience in digital decluttering please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call.
Keep an eye on our blog here for more updates and photos!