I have struggled with my Gmail management for years. “Inbox Zero” is a goal, like chasing a sunset each day. I want it and it is gone. I have found a strategy that is a game changer for me.
It has always been simple to read, move or delete incoming emails. However, there are important emails I need to hold onto for a variety of reasons. Many of those emails have an expiration shelf life. I need to keep it until Friday, but then delete. I used to label them, but then forget and they just sit there for years.
Customizing my Gmail Labels has been a game changer. By creating a label with a special character it will be at the top of my label list. Then giving color to draw my attention as the email sits in my inbox. Finally, delete and/or move when the hold time expires. This simple process helps me so much.
Here are the step to follow as they align with the gallery photos: