A tickler file is commonly organized into 43 sections:
It allows you to organize, access and act on time sensitive documents at the time you decide is most appropriate.
Use it at home and at work to store and retrieve…
… and so on, as and when you want to.
How to Use It
Each day, check the contents of the folder for that day and act on each one as required.
It works particularly well if you do all your tasks in one burst.It works particularly well if you do all your tasks in one burst, but you certainly don't have to do it that way.
During the day collect anything that you decide to put your system and either do so then or, if you have several things to add, batch them together in a daily folder (call it ‘Today’s Ticklers’?!) and file them in one go at the end of the day.
Adapt your filing system to suit your circumstances.
For example you could have something simple such as daily folders for each working day of the week and a ‘future’ folder that you check on Friday:
(I use this one myself, both for physical files and for all incoming emails.)
Alternatively, create folders for each working day of the month plus the 12 monthly folders.
The tickler system only works if you use it daily, so make it as easy to get to and to use as possible.
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