Sorry took me so long to reply... (but I was getting some things done!)
The way I use the tickler file took me a little to figure it out, my Tickler file is a Personal Post Office (this came from GTDF!), what gets into my tickler do not need to get done that day, is simply that the day gets into my system.
My WR are ussually Fridays afternoon after lunch, in general is a quiet time for me therefore works great, many times things get into my tickler in those fridays before my WR.
At the beggining I was ussing the Tickler file as the remeber tool, therefore if I was due of a payment I put it on that day. After work a while in the system I discover that was a mistake, my tickler file is a personal Post Office, all the items get there just change from there to my system.
I have 2 tickler files, one for actual papers, that jump directly into my inbasket (this tickler is at home), we are a paperless business therefore my tickler at work is in outlook. This is the only thing for what I use Outlook tasks, my projects/nas are in Life balance, my lists in memos...
Many of my electronic tickler files, got into the system and get crossed out, therefore can be automatic repeated in the schedule defined by me, and I just got those into the system (clean car, download free itunes song, clean dog patio, clean dog toys, etc)
My tickler is a great tool, if you want ideas, explain us how you use your and we can try to help us telling what we will do in your situation...
have a nice weekend!