In recent posts i've been looking at different ways of writing things down to clear your head. Lists and to-do lists are good, but I find checklists even more useful. These are customised and standardised lists, made by you, for you, which you use over and over again.
I have two checklists that I use regularly. My 'onceover' is a checklist I use every day. (See 26 Oct 2010.) It is based on how little housework I can get away with and not be embarassed if anyone calls! It is firmly inside my head, though taking up little space as it is a very short list..
The second is a travel checklist, which I further refined recently (see posts 19 Sept to 24 Sept 2012).
Do you have any other type of checklist? Do share. It does save having to think everything up from scratch every time, 'reinventing the wheel every Monday morning' as my sister puts it, and I find it leaves space in my head for other, more interesting things.
Next: journals and morning pages....