For many of food truck vendors, your inbox is a source of embarrassment: it’s large, disorganized, and full of unanswered email. Reaching inbox zero is like the Promised Land of your digital lifestyle. As the number of unread messages steadily increases, so does your unshakable feeling of spiraling down a never-ending tunnel of doom.

Try these simple tips to stop the shame spiral and better manage your food truck email inbox.

5 Way To Reach Food Truck Email Inbox Zero
  • Save, but don’t over file. Rely on your search function to find old email. The time you spend deciding where to put an email — and then later trying to remember what folder it’s in — could be spent on replying to a new catering request.
  • Create folders. Folders can cut the junk in your food truck email inbox. Emails that detail upcoming meetings, concerts or travel plans don’t necessarily deserve valuable real estate in your inbox.
  • Keep only one email per topic. There’s no need to keep all of the emails that are part of an email string if the last email has the chain of responses in it.
  • Open with caution. Don’t read emails if you don’t recognize the sender’s name or don’t see my name in the first two words of text. This can help slash through messages sent en masse.
  • Do daily upkeep. Spend a few moments each day getting rid of emails you don’t need. Standing in line buying groceries, waiting for your next customer or daydreaming during meetings is the perfect time to start cutting the clutter from your inbox.If you can’t remember signing up for that hotel’s promotion list and have no interest in beauty product daily deals, simply swipe those emails out of your inbox and out of your life.

Do you have any additional tips for truckers looking to manage their food truck email inbox better? We’d love to hear your suggestions. You can share them with us via email, Twitter or Facebook.