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Dealing with fuzzy repeating tasks
Flooey McBob | May 24 2008
Hey all, I'm relatively new to GTD, and I've run into a problem which my favorite search engine hasn't resulted in any completely satisfying answers for.
How do you guys capture repeating tasks that have relatively fuzzy intervals for getting done? Specifically, I'm not talking about things like paying bills with a fixed due date. My driving example of this problem right now is laundry. Immediately after I've done laundry, it doesn't need to be done, so it should definitely be removed from my next actions list. It needs to be added back on in a week or two, but I have a huge amount of flexibility in when I do laundry. (I have several loads worth of clothing, so once I get a load worth I have the option of doing laundry, but it's not imperative that it be done for another few weeks.)
So far, the best treatment of this problem I've found was a recommendation for Sciral Consistency or a feature of Entourage here at 43f, but I'd rather solve it with a process-based approach rather than another piece of software I'd have to interact with.
I'm thinking maybe I need to have the task sitting constantly on my Someday/Maybe list (or a new list) that I look at during each weekly review, and decide whether it needs to go on the list every week. Does anyone have a better system that they use?
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