Note From Julie: Keep Your Inbox Tidy with These Steps

Jan 29, 2018 | Organization, Technology

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This week is National Clean Inbox Week, and chances are your inbox could use some tidying up, too! Like anything related to getting organized, you need a good system for email management to stay on top of your inbox.

One of the most important things to understand about inbox management is your inbox is your mailbox, not your to-do list. You go to the mailbox to get the mail. You reply to what you can on the spot. But for the items that require work or follow-up, you need to process the mail into tasks that get assigned start and due dates, so you get them prioritized onto your to-do list.

If you aren’t using Microsoft Outlook that has an integrated task component to it, then you need to identify a digital task or project management tool such as Todoist, Smartsheet, Trello, or Teamwork, for example.

If email management is something you struggle with, check out our feature article this week on achieving inbox zero. Then be sure to watch our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages for advice, information, and resources on how you can kick off 2018 with a cleaner, more organized inbox!

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