Hi Russell. When you get through all the materials, you will know more about ticklers. Basically, a tickler is a reminder you set for yourself to address something at a future date. A tickler can be as simple as putting an entry onto a future date on your calendar.
There are a number of different ways you can set up a tickler system. A paper-based tickler system typically involves setting up individual folders for the months of the year and the days of the month (a total of 43 folders - January through December and 1-31). If you have a piece of paper that you don't need now but want to be reminded about later, such as a flier for a concert in September, you can put it in the tickler folder for September. Then when September comes, you can move the flier into the folder for the particular day in September when you want to order tickets. When the tickets come, you can put the tickets and directions in the folder for the day of or the day before the concert. The idea is that you look at each day's tickler file to see what's in it, and then move that folder to the back of the stack. Basically, it's just a folder version of your calendar. This is a great place to put all that stuff that you need to see again but don't know where to put it.
Originally Posted by Russell