Time Saver: Organizing email

email symbol on row of colourful envelopes

In the digital world there are emails flying all over the place.  So much time is spent sorting, reading, deleting and replying to those pesky messages.  Thank goodness for the span filter to keep the “crap” emails out of your inbox.  However, everything in that spam folder isn’t always spam.

I know my Gmail account starting moving things to spam after I have deleted it a bunch.  So, it’s important to make sure you are getting all of your messages.  You never know what you are going to miss.

I get hundreds of emails in a week.  Most of them I delete mainly because I don’t have “time” to read them.  Or, I didn’t think I had the time.  I sale alerts, surveys, bills, newsletters and so much more

So, my plan is to take my emails and pre-sort them into folders using filters, another feature of a gmail account.  Then on specific days during the week I will look at those particular folders and get rid of what I have read or don’t need.

Here are some of the categories that I am going to sort messages and what day I plan to look at those folders.

  • Coupons (Wednesday)
  • Photo printing (Saturday)
  • Weekly Sale adds (Sunday)
  • Bills (Thursday)
  • Newsletters (Tuesday)

Once you get in a groove with reading your messages, challenge yourself to unsubscribe from those mailings that are not relevant to keep your folders de-cluttered.

I changed the name of my Facebook page to The Crafty Organizer I thought it was more fitting for what I post here.  Be sure to check it out and like my page for some extra things that I don’t necessarily blog about  🙂

I have a whole bunch of posts planned so stay tuned.

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