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Making a List and Checking it Twice

I was never a list writer. I could always tell myself what needed to get done, and my memory was awesome, and I hardly forgot a thing... Enter kids...

These days, my memory is shot!  I even write a list for the grocery store.  But get this, even with the list, I still forget some things on the list!!  Not sure how my eyes miss those things...

I hardly write a list for my day to day business stuff. I know what I need to do each day and I get it done.  I've been very busy the past couple of months, hence my absence in blogging (bad bad me), so this morning, I wrote a list.

I actually accomplished everything on the list, and then had time left over to write this blog post!  Amazing what a simple list can help you accomplish.  Maybe I'll write more lists... though I do like to test my memory and keep it sharp so I don't grow old...

I made my list, I checked it twice, and it was all done...

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Comment balloon 21 commentsDonna Harris • February 06 2012 05:33PM


Donna,  I am a list person.  I have been for years.  I write lists for just about everything.  I write a grocery list and I check the items off as I get them.  It feels so good - a sense of accomplishment to complete my "to dos" on my lists.  Good for you for getting it all done today.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) about 8 years ago

I've always been the check-off-the-list type of gal. It has worked great for me. It has to be laid out in front of me. It's not the forgetfulness. It's more of the "priority" thing. Sometimes, I dont get to check off EVERYTHING and sometimes I do.

Posted by Loreena and Michael Yeo, Real Estate Agents (3:16 team REALTY ~ Locally-owned Prosper TX Real Estate Co.) about 8 years ago

I second that Kathleen...Good for you for getting it all done! Keep the momentum going

Posted by House Hunt ( about 8 years ago

Donna, I have to make a grocery list, and like you sometimes I do forget an item or two.  Sometimes I make a things to do for business list, but as often as I make a grocery list.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) about 8 years ago

I have always been a habitual list writer.  And I'm still a paper and pencil type of list writer as well.  I love to be able to finish the list and even though I know there is always work to be done, I know that when the list is finished what I have chosen to do for the day has been complete.  Especially because I work at home it helps me to have accomplishments and a stopping point since I don't leave the office and leave work there until the next day.  I finally, since I had my daughter and my husband and I had to sync calendars, have gone from a paper day planner to Google Calendars. -Kasey

Posted by Kasey & John Boles, Boise & Meridian, ID Ada/Canyon/Gem/Boise Counties (Jon Gosche Real Estate, LLC - about 8 years ago


So very true.  Can't believe how the brain cells have disappeared since I had kids..... It only seems to be getting worse!

Kudo's on getting your list done AND a blog post.

All the best, Michelle

Posted by Michelle Francis, Realtor, Buckhead Atlanta Homes for Sale & Lease (Tim Francis Realty LLC) about 8 years ago

Donna - Making more lists is on my list of things to do. 

Posted by Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties ( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816) about 8 years ago

I've always been a list writer.  The problem is that I spend too much time writing the lists and not enough tending to the things on the list.

Posted by Donna Foerster, Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant (HomeSmart Realty Group) about 8 years ago

Donna, like you I am a list maker... The problem is that when I get busy, I can't get through everything on my lists. I think I need to be better about prioritizing when I'm making the lists.

Posted by Shannon Jones, Long Beach CA Real Estate (The Shannon Jones Team) about 8 years ago

Donna. have you checked out Evernote? Its a free service and they even have an App. Its great for lists and any other type of notes you need to keep track of. 

Posted by eBroker House (eBrokerHouse) about 8 years ago

I use lists all the time and also try to put them down in the order the tasks need to be done, and how long each one will take.  It shows me that, for example, despite a list of 12 or more items that all need to be done, I only have time for eight.

Posted by Chris Lewis, I want to SELL your home, not LIST it! (Gracious Living Realty) about 8 years ago

I like to take some time in the morning while having a cup of coffee and reflect on what I want to get done that day, Then I email myself the to do list.  works great ..

Posted by Ralph Post, Melbourne Florida - Exp Realty LLC about 8 years ago

List are great. Hopefully you will remember what you did with that list after you made it. If we are not able to find it we have to make another and hope we didn't leave anything off. But, I think that goes with the territory when your 70.

Posted by Carl Winters about 8 years ago

Gosh, reading this makes me feel good:  I am normal after all.

Posted by Jim Hale, Eugene Oregon's Best Home Search Website (ACTIONAGENTS.NET) about 8 years ago

Silly me I thought that was only for Santa??


Posted by David Shamansky, Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg (US Mortgages - David Shamansky) about 8 years ago

Hi Donna.  I got really excited because I thought this post was about Christmas.  :) 

I'm a list person too.  

Posted by Amanda Christiansen, Christiansen Group Realty (Christiansen Group Realty (260)704-0843) about 8 years ago

Kathleen, That many lists would drive me crazy!

Loreena, Good to hear it.

Jaime, Thanks.

Rebecca, I don't understand forgetting something written down, and my husband makes fun of me for that.

Kasey, I'm also paper and pen. I can't type up a list. It's written in my paper planner so I can cross things off.

Michelle, Maybe it means the kids will be smart since they took so many things from us.

Jim, Good one!

Donna, I can see that happening.

Shannon, Some lists are for the week, not just for the day.

eBroker, I know of Evernote, but not interested in it. I need to write things down, not say or type.

Chris, They would never come out of my head in a priority way, so that wouldn't work for me... unless I wrote a list for my list, and I don't see that happening.

Post, Good for you!

C&C, I write it in my planner, and can't lose that!

Jim H, "Normal"? What's that?

David, Not in my house... though Santa did make his first visit this year...

Jared, Sorry to disappoint...

Posted by Donna Harris, Realtor,Mediator,Ombudsman,Property Tax Arbitrator (Donna Homes, powered by JPAR - about 8 years ago

I think beyond about five things on the list I will probably forget something in today's busy times, especially with priorities Donna, so I am ok with lists...

Posted by Gary Woltal, Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth (Keller Williams Realty) about 8 years ago

I've always been a "list" producer, but have gotten away from that b/c I find I'm so busy that I don't have time to write it down - danger!! Will buckle back down myself - thanks!

Posted by Lorena Barbosa, Broker, Westfield (David Realty Group) about 8 years ago

Good plan making a list!  Keep up the hard work.

Posted by Jamey "Milly" Milheiser (Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp.) about 8 years ago

The only list I want around is a "Too Done" list.Cute title.


Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 8 years ago