This sponsored post about Inbox Zero Nirvana was made possible through Unroll.Me. All opinions are my own.
The Problem: Email Hell
Before I was a blogger, I worked in nonprofit fundraising. As you can imagine, at a nonprofit, there are no frills. There is too much work to do, and there are barely enough employees to get it all done. Everyone has to be a jack-of-all-trades, and you know what that means? Everyone gets TOO. MANY. EMAILS.
I was a project manager, so I had several big projects that ramped up at different times of the year. When there was a lull between project peaks, I’d think I had things under control, until the next week, when I’d wake up every morning with 50+ unread emails. It got to be so bad that every time my phone would ding, I’d a wave of panic and adrenaline would course through my body – I eventually had to turn off the email notification sounds and make a rule that I wouldn’t check my email in the morning until I got to work. Anyone emailing between 5 p.m. and 9 a.m. could hold their horses.
The Solution: Unroll.Me
Nowadays, I don’t get nearly as many emails, but it still stresses me out to have an inbox full of crap. When Unroll.Me first came out years ago, I signed up for it with my personal email account and it really saved me a lot of grief. I don’t use that email address anymore, but I signed up for it again with my new email address because I like it so much and it’s F-R-E-E.
If you’re like I used to be at my old job, with endless emails that you don’t have time to unsubscribe from, try Unroll.Me.
The screenshot above shows what Unroll.Me does first: it takes a big-picture look at your inbox first, and then it lets you decide what to do with your subscriptions:
- Unsubscribe with one click,
- Keep in your inbox (do nothing),
- or add to your Rollup.
Above are three email newsletters I am subscribed to. I am interested in all of them, but it’s really annoying to receive multiple emails from each of them every day. So to manage this, I can add them all to my Rollup, a daily digest of the email subscriptions I choose to add to it. As a bonus, I can choose whether to receive the Rollup in the morning, afternoon, or evening. Ahhhhh, that’s better. Stress = reduced.
When I replace tens of emails with just one Rollup, I’m that much closer to the highly-desired and not-oft-attained Inbox Zero Nirvana.
How’s the unread email count in your inbox?
Sign up for Unroll.Me. You’ll never click on an “Unsubscribe” link only to have to type in your whole email address again, because Unroll.Me does it for you. And it’s 100% free! Hallelujah!