and how does it help/hinder GTD?
I ask because I feel like my desk set-up is hindering my GTD and I'm not sure what do do about it.
I work out of my home, so I don't have tremendous flexibility, but here's a rough description.
I have an L shaped desk with my computer on one leg. Also on that leg is a wire stairstep file holder that has project support materials. In front of that file holder is a big pile of stuff.
In the corner of the L is where I keep books that I need to refer to periodically. The other leg is my work surface, but it's pretty cluttered. I also have 3 wire baskets there, one of which is allegedly my inbox, but it isn't working very well. Finally, as an extension of that leg, I have a two drawer lateral file cabinet.
Here are my known issues: too much clutter (which means not enough places to keep project support materials that I need close at hand); no good place to keep things that I want to read (various journals, etc.) but that don't have any real urgency; and a general sense of being overwhelmed.
Any thoughts/comments/advice cheerfully accepted...