Organising Life in Lists

I’m a bit OCD when it comes to organisation – I like to make sure I know what I’m doing and what needs to be done – so it’s natural for me to love making lists. Unfortunately though, I can’t seem to get my lists organised, or at least in one happy place.

Here’s my typical setup.

  • Daily To-Do List: Written down on Behance’s Action Runner so it can stay in front of my eyes all day. This includes work, chores, personal items, etc.
  • Weekly To-Do List: Written in iCal’s To-Do and displayed on desktop using Blotter. This mostly encompasses work items, so I like to keep a weekly view so I know what’s coming up and to keep up with meetings, etc in the actual calendar view.
  • Other Lists: Managed by Wunderkit, these included places I want to visit, shopping lists, stuff in the mail, stuff I want to add to my portfolio, etc etc.

I’m interested in what you guys think. Do you think splitting them up like this is efficient? How do you do it? When I had all of my lists in Wunderkit alone, I tended to forget to check the daily to-dos and would miss them – but it’s not efficient to have everything all on paper either. Thoughts?