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I listed the "Getting Things Done" today on my Ipod. I really need to real it twice.

I must say it seems daunting to actually have 43 folders, actual physical folders.

Is there another way?

Sorry, I am not well educated and promise to read more before I ask too many dumb questions.

s morton

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MarinaMartin's picture

Use a Google Calendar

I used to have a set of 43 folders, but I live in multiple states and it was too annoying to lug them back and forth.

I setup a Google Calendar with SMS and/or email alerts and recurring tasks. This has worked even better than folders for me, actually, because in many cases I'm truly only reminded of something exactly when I need to be.

For example, "change Sonicare toothbrush head" is in my Tickler, set to recur every six months and to email me one day before. I get the email, I change the toothbrush head. Boom.

I have a recurring weekly event for "Trash Night" at 8pm on Thursdays, with an SMS alert five minutes prior. I get the alert, I take out the trash, if I haven't already.

For anything that is paper-based that you need to keep and can't scan, I keep ONE folder but put a reference to the folder in my GCal Tickler calendar. It's been a long time since I've had a physical thing to deal with, thankfully.




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