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3x5 Card Tickler Files

So now I have a hybrid system -- I use a notebook as a capture device and I have tagged pages for shopping list reminders.

But now I'm finding a friction point on my 3x5 tickler causing me distress when I re-file repeating tasks. I have my tasks on 3x5 cards and place them accordingly by date. Works well except when I need to schedule a task to the next week and I'm having trouble sorting through the day (1-31) cards to find the following, say, Thursday, or the 2nd Thursday of next month.

How do you tackle this? I'm thinking I need to add Sunday-Saturday cards, but that seems inefficient. Or maybe use colored removable post-its on each day card to signify the day of the week, seems a little inefficient but not so much as the first idea.

I don't really want to do weekday tags because I have appts that I insert into the tickler file also. But maybe this is more efficient than the above? Maybe set up 4 sets of weekday tags for each month and look at a calendar to match the date with the appropriate weekday? Or maybe somehow band each week together?

What are you doing?


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