If you are thinking you are the only one struggling with your email trying to clean it so that you do not have any unread emails left from thousands of emails lying around, you are mistaken.
Pretty much everyone who uses email struggles to keep it clean and clutter-free. There is even a term for it. People call it to inbox zero.
Inbox zero means when you have 0 unread emails, and you can maintain It That Way. Which means you can tackle every email that lands in your inbox inappropriate time.
I have struggled with it myself, and I still do sometimes, but I have found a way to keep my Gmail inbox clean, at least from those autoresponder newsletters you never signed up for.
How to clean your Gmail inbox
Apart from the benefit of having a letter free Gmail inbox, you will also be able to free up space If you are using the free Gmail account.
Every Gmail account which signs up for free gives you 15 GB of storage, and over time, if you have a lot of emails with a lot of attachments, it can quickly be filled.
It would only take 1000 emails, with a 15MB attachment file, to fill that up. You can check out your Gmail storage to see how much you are feeling up so far.
And if it is on the higher side, I strongly recommend you read this article, which gives you a step by step process to free Gmail storage up.
If you are going to use your computer to clean up your Gmail inbox, use the ‘Filters’ feature in Gmail for the web.
Open an email, click on the dot on the top right-hand side, and click on ‘Filter messages like this.’
For most people, the reason their Gmail account gets out of hand is because of the unnecessary newsletters and announcements that repeatedly update emails from companies.
So this feature will help you to pull all those emails so that you can delete them all at once.
If you do not have got access to a computer, you can do it on your mobile as well if you are on Android.
Many apps in the Play Store can help you find unnecessary and essential emails that you can delete at once.
One such app is Cleanfox which helped you clean up your Gmail inbox.
Once you have installed the app, you can connect your Gmail, and it will find all the newsletters that are sending you emails so that you can unsubscribe to them and delete all the emails in bulk.
The best part is, Cleanfox works with other email services such as Hotmail, Yahoo Mail, iCloud.
Useful tips for using Gmail app
Once you get rid of all the newsletters, you do not want in your email. It’s time for you to tackle all the other emails that need your attention.
For example, there are dozens of emails where you have to reply or taken action.
Snooze Emails in Gmail
For these things you can, natives use the essential feature of snoozing the emails, where you can pick time and date for the email to reappear in your inbox.
I use this feature for some of the emails where I have to reply to them. I snooze the email to appear in the afternoon or the next morning.
Add Emails to your To-Do List
Or you can use third-party add on feature, to add not taking apps like Asana, Astrid, Microsoft To-Do, Trello, etc.
This will easily allow you to add the emails, to which require your attention, to either of these note-taking apps so that you can tackle them later.
These are two of the most unusual methods which will help you a lot in keeping your email inbox clean and clutter-free.
One is allowing you more time to reply to the emails. The other one is allowing you to add it outside of Gmail.
I hope you find this article helpful, and it will surely help you achieve inbox zero.
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