ADHD can make it hard to manage all of the paper you get at home and/or work. Using a tickler file can be a helpful way to gain control of the paper.
- First you will need an accordion folder with numbered tabs 1 – 31.
- When you receive a new piece of paper that is time sensitive, write the date that you need to take action on the top of the paper. For example, if I get a bill that is due on February 10th, I would write February 8th on top of the paper to ensure I have time to make an electronic payment.
- File the paper in behind the tab with the corresponding date. With my bill example above, I will put the paper behind tab 8
- Check the tickler file once each day to see what paper needs to be handled.
What do you think? Could a tickler file work for you?