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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: A simple now, sooner, later approach

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 by Andrew Conkling

We've highlighted a variety of different Smart Lists and methods over the years, but we're always impressed to see how many new ideas are out there! This week's tip, shared by jlottosen, is a simple, complete way to organize all your tasks into three main lists.

My effective and simple setup is three lists:

Inbox:
Tasks with specific dates, repeating tasks etc. This are the things to do NOW, and to know what's coming. I use locations, and tags to differentiate. Household chores for instance have a tag, as well the kids.

Sooner:
Things with no specific due date, but is coming up. Things to do, when there is time for it. It's usually sorted by priority, and most things make it to the inbox when they have a date.

Later:
Everything else down the line. Clean the drain pipes … eventually. :-) Add ideas to keep me from forgetting them (not promises though).

Thanks for sharing this tip, jlottosen! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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