I've always made lists. It's a coping mechanism I taught myself at an early age to deal with my ADD. Even though I didn't know that I had ADD until a few years ago, I knew I suffered from CRS (can't remember shit), so I made lists. Then in 2001 I was in a car accident that scrambled my brain a little and wiped out my short term memory, and I really needed my lists. Before the days of Blackberrys I had a day planner. I'd write down all my appointments and refer to it daily. It had a leather cover and I lovingly called it my Bible. If it were not for that day planner, I probably wouldn't have made it through college. Whenever I had something particularly important to remember, I would enlist the help of friends to give me a call to remind me to look at my day planner. Now I set my Blackberry to remind me. If I lost my phone I would be so dead.
A list of things that need done to the car to make it roadworthy
A list of things I need to make sure don't get packed and go with me on the road trip to Michigan
A list of things I need to fix so I get my deposit back
A list of things we may need before we have a new home and therefore need to be on the ass end of the moving truck in case we need to access them while it's in storage
A list of what is not getting moved and getting sold in a garage sale
A list of the hotels we are staying on our road trip along with the touristy stops we are making along the way