Letter or Legal Size In-box?--New to GTD & Forums
What size In/Out/Pending boxes would you recommend? Letter or legal size? I use letter size folders & file cabinet. I only have a couple of items that are legal size, but I'm thinking that other "stuff" will be going in the In & Out boxes, so legal size may be the say to go. . . I'm wondering what others have found best.
Also, how many trays are you using? 2, 3, 4, more? In/Out? Pending? other?
Do you have them stacked, laid out side-by-side,--or something else?
Did you find after starting with one way/type/size, related to your in-boxes, that something else worked better for you?
I think I like the large capacity Rubbermaid inbox best, http://www.officedepot.com/a/product...apacity-Paper/.
I would prefer clear rather than ebony, but haven't been successful finding anything clear that would be very sturdy. If anyone has any recommendations for that, as well, I'd appreciate it.
I am new to GTD and just beginning implementation. I have decided for now, to use a paper-based system. I've updated my Day-Time (8-1/2 x 11, two-page monthly calendar & two-page/day daily sheets) with sections behind my calendar for my action lists, projects, etc.--and am now beginning to get my office area organized & creating my tickler and reference files. (I attempted collecting/processing, but realized that without the basic structure in place, I've just created more stress and feeling extremely overwhelmed.) I can't thank Kelly & Meg enough for the "Blackbelt #1, Organizing" podcast! It makes perfect sense to me to organize first--at least by getting the basics in place before beginning to collect and process.
I finished my two-week free trail of GTD Connect this past weekend. I can't recommend strongly enough that everyone, who hasn't already, take advantage of this wonderful opportunity. It was fantastic! The best thing I could have done. I'm wondering who has logged in the most hours during their 14-day free trail, because I just might be eligible for the award on that one!
Kelly, you ARE THE BEST! Your clear instruction and guidance--and enthusiasm--have been invaluable in assisting me with beginning to get things set up and have a better understanding of the GTD methodology--and that's saying A LOT for me these days! I've had some issues with mental processing since an injury last summer, and I'm hopeful that implementing GTD will help me in making better progress with organization in my thinking and life! Though I also experience low energy/fatigue, my biggest challenges are with memory, i.e. remembering appointments, daily routines; getting things done (!!); and time management, i.e. appointments and being on time.
I would very much appreciate others feedback on what they've found has worked best for them, regarding their inboxes--and also in generally getting started with GTD! Thank you all so much!