Posts Tagged ‘email’

How I Declutter My Inbox With Gmail Filters

posted by Andrea | 03/23/2017 | 25 comments

Due to my blog and all the different virtual assistant jobs I’ve had over the years, I currently have a very long list of email addresses that all go to one Gmail Inbox… even still, my Inbox almost always has less than 5 emails when I “close up shop” for the night.

I keep my Inbox organized and decluttered by setting up filters to automatically file my incoming emails to the appropriate folders. If you’ve never tried filters before, I’ll show you how to quickly set them up and start de-cluttering your own Inbox today!

My Quickest ‘Quick-Tip’ to DeClutter Your Inbox

posted by Andrea | 04/26/2016 | 13 comments

Although I rarely do massive amounts of deep cleaning at any point in the year, I find that almost every April, I get fed up with ALL paper clutter — physical paperwork, digital paperwork, and even emails!

This year, I’ve been especially ruthless with email clutter — and today, I’m sharing one quick-tip that has greatly reduced the time I spend checking emails!

How I Organize My e-Statements, Receipts, and Bills

posted by Andrea | 11/7/2014 | 16 comments

Over the past 4+ years, as I’ve shifted much of my shopping online, I’ve had to come up with a functional way to organize all my e-statements, receipts, and bills.

Today, I’m sharing my extremely simple system that took me all of 5 minutes to set up and has been working well for me for a couple years already!

Managing Virtual Clutter

posted by Andrea | 02/21/2014 | 24 comments

When I talk about “clutter,” 9 times out of 10 people will automatically think of Physical Clutter — but Virtual Clutter is often just as overwhelming as Physical Clutter (sometimes more overwhelming)!

Today, I’m sharing a super LONG post filled with tips and tricks to organize various forms of virtual clutter.

How I Took Control of My Email Inbox

posted by Andrea | 02/28/2013 | 16 comments

I get SO many questions asking about email management; so in today’s post, I tried to break it down into baby-steps to give you a clear picture of what I do each time I check my email — and how these specific steps help me take control of my Inbox.

If you’re struggling with email overload, this post is for you!

How to Set-up and Utilize Your Gmail Signature

posted by Andrea | 06/6/2012 | 9 comments

As I’ve mentioned before, I use Gmail for all {10} of my email address. I love Gmail!

But since I use different signatures for each of my email address — and I’m not willing to manually type out a different signature for each email I send — I rely on Gmail’s super cool feature that allows me to set up different signature for each of email address…

Get Control of Your Email Clutter

posted by Andrea | 10/27/2011 | 3 comments

I used to feel overwhelmed with my email until I starting implementing a few very simple principles that have drastically reduced the amount of email clutter I have in my Inbox.

No matter what email platform you use or how many different email accounts you have, these simple tips will help you to drastically reduce the amount of email clutter you have and in turn, increase your productivity at work and at home.

Gmail Labs that Save Me Time

posted by Andrea | 03/4/2011 | 19 comments

I’m sure you have felt overwhelmed with email at some point in your life…right? {If not, give me a few of your tips!} I often feel overwhelmed with the amount of time I have to spend processing and replying to emails. But thanks to Gmail’s amazing list of time-saving Labs, I’ve significantly reduced the amount of time and energy I spend on email each day. If you don’t use Gmail…let me try to convince you to switch over. And if you […]

Email Clutter {Revisited}

posted by Andrea | 10/16/2010 | 2 comments

We’re talking about email clutter — again! Two weeks ago I mentioned how I’m clearing some of my email clutter in an effort to check my email less. Since then, I’ve received even more questions about email clutter — specifically SPAM and e-newsletter subscriptions. Unfortunately, I don’t have a magic wand that I can wave to make it all magically disappear…but I do have a VERY simple solution that should drastically reduce the amount of SPAM and junk e-newsletters in your Inbox! Unsubscribe: I received the following idea from […]

Clear Your Email Clutter

posted by Andrea | 10/5/2010 | 7 comments

Do you have email clutter? If you have more than 50 un-filed emails in your Inbox, you just might have email clutter. If your Spam or Trash folders are chucked full of emails, you just might have email clutter. If you dread checking your email or feel overwhelmed when you do, you just might have email clutter. Do you have email clutter? Just like stacks of paper and junk mail around your home can be stressful, a big stack of […]

I’m Checking my Email Less

posted by Andrea | 09/8/2010 | 3 comments

Have you ever sat down to “quickly” check your e-mail, and 2 hours later, realized you were still sitting there? Join the club! Maybe it’s because I have a lot going on {which is great}. Maybe it’s because the Fall is my busiest time of year {also great}. Or maybe it’s because when I see I have a bunch of blog comments, I feel compelled to read them all {hey can you blame me?} Whatever the reason, my e-mail has become […]