Every List You Need in Life


lists you should makeThere are three types of people in this world: people who never keep a list, people that might use a list for groceries, and people who make a list for everything just so they can cross it off. No matter which category you fit in, there is no denying that lists can help you stay focused on the tasks at hand. Not convinced it’s worth the effort? Studies have shown that you are 42 percent more likely to complete a task when you write it down.1 That little bit of effort can translate to a whole lot of success!

The benefit of lists at work or for tasks around the home are obvious, but what if that same success could be applied to other areas of your life? Don’t limit yourself to the day-to-day necessities. Expand your to-do list of accomplishments to other areas of your life and see how much you can get done. Not sure where to start? We’ve compiled a list of 25 potential to-do lists to keep around your home and help increase your motivation.


  1. Destinations you want to travel to
  2. Career goals
  3. Important staples to add to your wardrobe
  4. Things you’re thankful for
  5. Usernames and passwords
  6. Important dates (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.)
  7. Restaurants near you to try
  8. Favourite quotes
  9. Books to read
  10. Personal health goals (mental and physical)
  11. Movies to watch
  12. TV shows to watch
  13. Recipes you want to test out
  14. Things you want to do in your town
  15. Landmarks you want to see
  16. Things you want to update around your home
  17. Gift ideas
  18. Budgeting expenses
  19. DIY projects
  20. Bucket list
  21. Bands you want to see live
  22. Cleaning to-dos for your home
  23. Things you’re proud you accomplished
  24. Your favourite memories
  25. Skills you have (or skills you want to build)


1Morrissey, M. (14 September 2016). The power of writing down your goals and dreams. Retrieved 20 August 2018, from http://www.huffingtonpost.com/marymorrissey/the-power-of-writing-down_b_12002348.html


Barbara Davidson


Babs is a Senior Content Writer and financial guru. She loves exploring fresh ways to save more and enjoy life on a budget! When she’s not writing, you’ll find her binge watching musicals, reading in the (sporadic) Chicago sunshine and discovering great new places to eat. Accio, tacos! 


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