As I read Getting Things Done, by David Allen, I'm learning about organizing. Sounds like I need a real, live "in box." My desk served that function for quite some time. Most recently, I've been stacking things on my filing cabinet and keeping my desk clean.
But now I need an in box. I guess I will get one, along with a label maker for my manila folders. Oh, and he says that I should not use hanging files any more. What? Just use the adjustable file stopper at the back of the drawer, he says.
Somehow I expected this stuff to be either high tech, or closer to what I'm already doing. I haven't actually taken action on these suggestions, but I'm willing to give it a reasonable try. He does have reasons for everything. And he says to use what you can and ignore the rest. Even a partial application of his process is helpful.
And that does speak to me. I'm always one to take an idea and tweak it to fit my own situation.
I may not end up as his poster boy, but hey, at least I'm reading the book.