Inbox Zero - the promised utopia of all things digital.  Email apps are the ones we love to hate and hate to love.  A service that causes stress for some and makes others even more chaotic.  You know who you are… Email is supposed to help your life and work, right?  Not make it harder to do your day-to-day tasks. It's a tool to work for you.  And like most tools, if you don't use it properly, you may be wasting a lot of time or energy (like this guy).  How many of you have ever said this to yourself, "I just spent all morning going through emails that I know I've already looked at" ?  :: raises hand :: This post isn't meant to make you think I can show you how to keep from receiving emails - although there is a trick for a lot of unwanted emails.  However, this is a practice I've been using for the past few years and it makes working in my inboxes manageable.  The common saying about cleaning your house - a little bit everyday - definitely applies here.  To keep your inbox manageable, you need a schedule of "cleaning out."  A once a year spring cleaning will not work here. Another reason being on a schedule is helpful is it will make it habit.  While many of these tips are a one-and-done tip, you must spend at least a little time filtering and practicing these tips.     Here's 5 tips I hope will help you reach and keep Inbox Zero.     1)  Move all current emails into a new folder called .OldInbox While the name of the folder can be anything, a period  at the front of the name puts it at the top of the list of all folders. I do understand this is a "cheat" to get to 0 quickly, but tips 3-5 help knock it down over time - when you make time to come back to it.  This is the elephant, one bite at a time.  An easy way to do this, is simply to click on an email in your