Tired of a cluttered inbox? Here’s how I conquered the junk mail and went from 115,000 unread messages to the blissful number of…zero!
By Debra Okun
A few weeks ago, Between Carpools posted a cute quote on Instagram about Inbox volume.
There was a huge response, with lots of followers posting their number of unread messages. I was once one of those people with huge amounts of unread messages, secretly envying those organized people who only received the emails they really wanted and could get their inbox down to the magic number of “0” every day. I watched the number climb over the past few years and just got so tired of looking at it. My number of unread messages in by inbox reached 115,000 at its peak.
I finally decided I had two options: Get a new email address or look into options to help me deal. I found two apps that make the process of going through my emails and deleting/unsubscribing and now I’m down to 0! Seeing the “0” makes me feel so much less cluttered. It also helps me find what I need faster because I got rid of all the junk mail that just kept sitting in my inbox.
Unroll me goes through your mailbox and unsubscribes you from anything you don’t want so you don’t have to do it manually.
Chuck organizes all your emails by sender, so it’s easier to delete all emails from one source with one click, i.e. all those emails from Bed Bath and Beyond at once.
These were a game changer for me!
Debra is an occupational therapist who recently moved to NJ with her husband and two kids. She’s been busy setting up and organizing her new home and finding new ways to simplify her life, starting with her phone.