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  • Where to store paper-based 'pending' items?

    Hello.

    I'm just setting up my GTD implementation and I'm confused about some of the paper-based workflow. I'd appreciate people's thoughts on where is best to store paper-based items where I have a longer-than-two-minutes action.

    For example:

    Item in my inbox: Credit card statement.

    Next action: call credit card company to query something on the statement - action noted onto my 'Calls' list.

    Should I store the physical copy of this statement in:

    A) My A-Z general reference filing along with all the previous statements, and only retrieve it when I actually make the call?

    B) In a 'Pending' tray along with the 15-20 other physical items that I have next actions relating to?

    C) Along with my 'Calls' list, possibly in a folder of items requiring calls?

    D) somewhere else?


    Thanks very much,

    Tom

  • #2
    You need a folder "action support" for just such things.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Badly Bald Boy View Post
      D) somewhere else?
      Separate folder called "Action Support" IN wherever you store most current/active/critical project folders.

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      • #4
        Thanks Scott, Oogie. I'll set up an Action Support folder.

        I have a tray where I keep my project and action lists, and support for key current projects, so I'll keep the new folder in there.

        Cheers,

        Tom

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