Making a list is the first step of organizing anything. From small projects to big ones, all start by making up a list. Making a list helps in shaping up the task so that mentally one is clear that what needs to be done and what equipment is needed to fulfill the task. Individuals in every field make use of lists, from stay at home mothers to children who have homework to executives.
More than often lists are also made to remember by things such as groceries that are needed, equipment that is needed and etc. Many times when there are a lot of things to be bought, people make lists to remember all of them.
A good list starts off by a heading in clear and bold font. This gives an idea of the list. Next is making columns and having sub headings for them. The first one should be of serial numbers which make it easier to make count of the tasks or things. The next column should consist of the actual things or tasks. A wide column should be specified for this one. It gives a neater look and doesn’t make the whole list haphazard or messy. It is advised that next to the ‘things to do’ or ‘things to buy’ column should be another column for tick marking which helps in ‘marking off’ what has been done and what needs to be done. Scratching off the tasks gives the list a messy look.