Steps in creating a Gmail filter
1.Click on create a filter button on the right of search bar in gmail.
2.Enter search criteria for filtering messages.
3.Choose an action.
4.Apply to older messages also.
You can choose from any of the above options, ie archive the message, star it, Apply label, delete it or forward it to another email address.Using this method the clutter in my inbox has been avoided to some extent. The thing to remember is, don’t forget to visit archived emails, as some of them may be important to you.