Interesting. I generally don't use static capture for lists anymore - at least not low-level lists, preferring the ease of copy/paste to move and organize. Having said that, when I first finished Getting Things Done, and a few other books, I did start low-tech and inexpensive.
What I found was I needed to organize/group list items either by separation or by naming convention. So, all my phone calls were grouped together, and/or started with the word "call". Then there was scheduling time to "organize" the list - usually once a week. Which was usually when all my disjointed tasks, of a similar nature, were put into groups. One might also use a 5 subject notebook instead of a single to accomplish something similar.
Something else to consider would be the concept of "promotion". In my low-tech days, I kept one big ol' notebook for all my one-time actions, ideas, process improvement notes, et al. If I found myself going back to a particular topic often enough, I promoted this vein of thinking to its own notebook. Then, if I felt the ideas were evolved enough I would take the time to translate them to a digital format - be it a graphic in a graphics editor, or text in a word processor.
I still have "notebooks" I write in by hand, but they are digital on a tablet now. I still promote ideas and thoughts to different media.