If you add up all the messages in your inbox, including sent and deleted messages, what’s the total? If you’re like most people, you may have 1,000 or more. Sadly I have more. Now is the perfect time to get to “inbox zero,” and it’s easier than you may think. When I began this article, my total number of emails had hit more than 5,000. If you’re facing a similar challenge, here are the steps to take: Declare “inbox bankruptcy”Dotloop’s Chris Smith has an excellent suggestion on how to get to inbox zero fast. He recommends that you declare “inbox bankruptcy.” The simple way to do this is to move your entire inbox into your email’s archive system. Your inbox is now at zero, but you still have access to all those emails if you need them. Set up archives for important messages Obviously, incoming client messages and leads are important. Many agents use their inbox to store these messages. A quick way to move them from your inbox is to set up separate archives called “Client Leads,” “Current Clients” and “Past Clients.” Rather than saving messages in your inbox, move them to one of these folders. Better yet, move these emails into your transaction management system. This allows you to maintain your digital paper trail all in a single place. - See more at: http://www.inman.com/2014/01/13/reorganize-your-email-and-achieve-inbox-zero/#sthash.kAgjA4MP.dpuf