Categories | Gear | Getting Started | Getting Things Done | Implementation
Organize, by far, is one of the most talked about parts of GTD. And why not? It’s all about cool gear! With GTD, choosing your tools is up to you and there’s incredible freedom in that. David Allen is not telling you what tools to use, but how to use your tools. So let’s dive in to look at what’s helpful to know about this phase.
WHAT TO ORGANIZE:
Organizing identifies the various placeholders or “buckets” where actions and support material are stored that you’ve processed. David Allen has also described organizing as simply “things are stored based on what they mean to you.” The four primary action lists are:
- Next Actions (with optional subcategories by context such as Calls, Computer, Office, Home, Errands, Agendas (people and meetings) and Anywhere)
- Waiting For
- Calendar (for time-specific actions, day-specific actions, and day-specific information only)