Why You Should Make Lists To Be Super Organised!

Why you should make Lists is in collaboration with Listium.

If you’ve been a reader for a while, or if you’re a friend or someone I’ve worked with, you’ll know how much I love making lists. I’m always wondering what new lists I should make!

Why you should make lists!

I find that writing down or typing everything I need to get done, or remember, so therapeutic. As well as that, I love the process of ticking off my lists as I get things done. Even small tasks give me the same buzz when I tick them off as bigger jobs.

Making lists makes me happy, keeps me organised and in turn, reduces my stress levels.

Do you make lists? If you do, read on, you’re going to love this!

There are many ways I make lists – from hand-writing my weekly plans in my Erin Condren LifePlanner, to keeping excel or Google spreadsheets. Don’t get me started on Pinterest – you’ll see how my love for list-making extends to pretty pictures too!

Recently I found Listium – the name intrigued me immediately!

Listium app
The Listium app

Listium loves lists too. Their unique website gives you all the tools you need to make lists, keep them together and share them with others. You can share them with the whole world if you choose to or keep them to yourself!


You can find out more about them here:

Listium Website

Sign up is easy, with your Google or Facebook account. You then choose a username and you’re in.

You’re then taken to your Dashboard where you can choose to make a new list and see the ones you’ve viewed, liked and shared from other list-makers.

I’ve created a list to plan out my upcoming blog posts – in fact Listium is PERFECT for bloggers who want to get more organised and keep a track of their workflow.

In this list, I can add in all of my posts from the initial concept stage right through to drafting, sign off and publication.


I can allocate tasks to an assistant, add in relevant links and share it with other collaborators if I choose to.

It’s so easy to create exactly the kind of list you need. It might be a simple shopping list or to do list, with items and a box to check them off.


Or how about a bucket list of places you want to travel or TV shows you don’t want to miss? You can add completion dates and even ratings in one click!

How you can use Listium to suit your list-making needs is limitless – the list is endless. Pun totally intended.


In their own words, Listium is “a bit like a spreadsheet, but much nicer” and this is so accurate for how I’ve found it. To a lot of people, spreadsheets are dull or difficult to manage and for others, their lives depend on them. Listium has taken the benefits of spreadsheets and created an easy list-making process that everyone can manage. Then they’ve put a big bow on top and make them pretty and shareable too.

What would you use Listium to create a list for? A holiday, work, wedding planning? Something else?

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  1. Nisha
    / 12:23 am

    I love making lists but using apps to create lists sometimes scare me. I worry that I write it down and then I won’t ever look at it because it gets a bit confusing and then forget something important.

    I use evernote as the only online version of list making. I’ve tried a few others but always keep coming back to evernote just because it is easy to use and you can use it on phone and laptop. I’ll still keep trying others though and will give this one a go too.

    • Mim
      / 11:44 am

      Oh I live by lists too! I haven’t tried Ever note yet but will do as well – always looking for new ways to keep organised :)

  2. Candyfloss
    / 1:09 am

    I would make a list of the books I’ve read because I read so much that sometimes I forget.

  3. compingblog
    / 10:25 pm

    I would use it for the weekly tasks. With three girls there are so many things to do that the kids and I forget so it would be a great way to list the things that need taking each day ie homework, cooking materials for home tech and what instruments to send them in with on each day.

  4. Josh Gough
    / 9:45 pm

    I love lists, I think I would use it to make a list of things I need to buy for the home :) x

  5. Kristina S
    / 7:53 pm

    My weekly to do lists as a mum and for work. Accountability might help me follow through and be more organised. Thank you

  6. Brandon Sparks
    / 12:15 pm

    I would use it for my sons school work and whatnot. This would be perfect for me..

  7. 08/25/1967
    / 11:59 am

    I would make a list of chores and who should do them to stay organized

  8. elle
    / 9:57 am

    Listium will help me focus in on getting my new blog launched. The bigger details are getting in the way of what I need to do to get started. Also, I have to find things like my account info for hosting, etc. I can store the info all on Listium. Yay – Thanks, Mim!

  9. May
    / 9:57 am

    I like making lists and I cannot lie
    It gives me a pleasure that I can’t deny
    That when you’ve got lots to do with no time to waste
    And a toddler in your face
    You feel strung (out), want to pull up tough
    ‘Cause you know there’s no time and you’ll be stuffed
    Now get the pen and start your writing
    I’m hooked and I can’t stop listing

    Honestly, I’d keep a list of movies and films I want to watch on Listium. It’s so hard to actually watch movies when you have a small child and then new movies come up and then when you’re in Big W or Kmart or Target you realise you’ve missed out on a whole slew of movies that you had wanted to see, but couldn’t remember that you wanted to see. Um…does this happen to anyone else other than me?

  10. jackie beckett
    / 6:48 am

    as a retired person i have a more relaxed view of life perhaps to relaxed! I need to make lists of things to do in the garden , birthdays and a housework list I need to get back to doing things on certain days like I did when i was working

    / 3:43 am

    birthday and shopping lists and to do lists

  12. Kate EM Davies
    / 2:31 am

    We’re in the middle of renovating the whole house so I would make a list of things we need so I can keep track.

  13. Manfred Ai
    / 2:18 am

    I am struggling quite a bit with uni, and am just starting to get into the habit of scheduling, so I would mainly use Listium for a list of things to do! But additionally I would use it to plan everyday things in life, such as travel, meeting with parents, playing with friends and such :)

  14. Malcolm Ewing
    / 12:49 am

    I’d make a list of things to achieve and add a new one weekly

  15. Becky Downey
    / 10:21 pm

    Important events. Birthday… and harder stuff like UK Mother’s Day. Always forget!

  16. mrs paula cheadle
    / 10:08 pm

    I would love this to give to my daughter, as she makes lots of lists, then can’t find them

  17. Rebecca roberts
    / 9:45 pm

    I make lists for everything shopping cleaning my life is run by lists ha so I would start with a to do list

  18. Sandra Fortune
    / 8:31 pm

    I’m terrible at organising and tend to list things on paper which I lose so this would be very useful especially for food & diet as I have to keep to a healthy eating plan

  19. Rachael
    / 7:57 pm

    I wasn’t in an abusive relationship and then after I had my son was diagnosed with PTSD . Alongside baby brain and stress my memory is so bad it’s like my Brian has no room for anything other then the basics to survive. I would write lists for things that need to be done/brought/phone calls to make etc on a daily and weekly basis . School , doctor, shopping all these things need a bit of help with a Listium ????????

  20. Rebecca
    / 7:28 pm

    A list of what lists to make! I make about 15 lists per day – shopping lists, to do lists, who to contact lists, what to pack for trips lists, etc. The notes section of my phone is the most used!

  21. Tara Bush
    / 6:41 pm

    I have to make lists I have five children and I would never remember things otherwise.

  22. Lia Burns
    / 1:57 pm

    I would make a list of babyvitems I need to buy before our little girl arrives in July x

  23. Katie
    / 6:55 am

    Daily list with chores

  24. sheri Darby
    / 5:27 am

    A list of all the meals we cook with their main ingredients

  25. claire holtey
    / 4:57 am

    At the moment I make mental lists, just go over and over in my head what I have to do. Think I could reduce the stress if I wrote down what I needed to do.

  26. Chris Hunt
    / 6:13 pm

    I use lists for everything. Mainly for holidays where I have a permanent list of all the things I need to take. If I forget something, I make sure I put it on the list for next time.
    Daily list for shopping and chores.
    Weekly list for appointments.

  27. Christine Caple
    / 2:01 am

    It would be a to do list, I am always writing them on pieces of paper and losing them!

  28. Jane
    / 3:55 pm

    I love lists, makes me feel productive every day.

  29. deborah smith
    / 4:20 am

    i would use it to plan my wedding it looks so handy fab post and giveaway thankyou x

  30. Lindi
    / 11:03 pm

    I am such a list maker some days it gets me thru each day. I suffer servre depression and sometimes when I write a list for just the mundane day to day chores like get up, have a shower, have breakfast sometimes it would be hard because I never completed the list when I finally came to the realization even if I only ticked off one that was an accomplishment. When the depression was at bay my normal lists were always a good feeling to have it all crossed off, it a great feeling my main lists are fortnightly budget, shopping list and errands and jobs for the weeks. I also have a goals book, which goes to daily goals right up to fantasy goals… Always good to dream and aim high, cause you just might get there..

  31. kimberley ryan
    / 10:52 pm

    i am forever making lists and I love this programme, first list I would make would a weekly shopping list

  32. Nicola Pengilly
    / 9:31 pm

    I always keep a shopping list, a chore list and an exercise list, to keep my on track!

  33. Gemma Massey
    / 6:35 pm

    I love lists I’d create shopping lists, meal plans, Christmas card lists

  34. Rebecca Beesley (The Beesley Buzz)
    / 8:23 am

    i’d make a recipe list of all the things i want to cook but haven’t found time to yet

  35. Corinna Jennings
    / 6:58 am

    I literally can’t go about my day without a list!! ???????? I always have a list on the go whether that’s a shopping list or a list of jobs to do. They keep my life organised. Hubby thinks I’m mad!!

  36. Cate
    / 4:16 am

    Mine would have to be a ‘return to work’ list. Yikes-even harder to see it in writing! With my oldest just starting school and my youngest starting childcare it’s going to be a real juggling act to keep juggling everything (and to not let all of the balls come crushing down!) Lists are going to be so important in keeping us all on track.

  37. Jacky B
    / 4:06 pm

    List of stories to tell my Dad when I visit him in the UK later this year.

  38. Paula T
    / 6:37 am

    I’m a bit of a list freak, I write them constantly, shopping, to do, jobs for my husband haha

  39. Deborah Mackenzie
    / 5:30 am

    Daily check lists to keep me on track and shopping lists so I dont over spend

  40. Lisa Manski
    / 8:59 pm

    simple but essential things such as shopping list, dates and times for appointments and my kids activities. I like to be organised and never want to be late.

  41. sirleyyoung
    / 8:29 am

    Daily checklists

  42. kelandab22
    / 10:36 pm

    A birthday list to remind me when to buy gifts, post cards, go to parties etc

    Kelly Ellen Hirst

  43. Tam
    / 2:47 pm

    As a list-lover and someone who is notorious for loosing paperwork, I love that everything is one spot. I need to start lists for: moving house, learning a new language, uni work, workouts, meal ideas and any other excuse a girl can find to create lists before I loose my sanity with paperwork spread all over the house.

  44. Troy Simpson
    / 2:37 pm

    I’m building a new website. I’m finding a list really helps. The problem is the list gets longer and longer! Who’d think it’s so complicated?

  45. Kylie Embury
    / 12:14 pm

    Everything! Lists keep me sane! The biggest one at the moment would be planning for my eldest son’s 18th (eek) in August!

  46. Victoria Prince
    / 7:09 am

    I’d make a freezer inventory list! I love, love, love lists. I have numerous spreadsheets and make lists for everything!

    • Victoria Prince
      / 7:17 am

      Oops, got a bit carried away then :) the why – because I freeze so much food I am forever forgetting what is in there, so a list would help me keep track

  47. Margaret GALLAGHER
    / 5:38 am

    Lists for shopping -bulk buys and weekly
    List of chores and rewards too

  48. samara McRae
    / 8:50 pm

    I absolutely LOVE lists. I have a constant to do list so would definitely create a new one of those.

  49. Lauren Piontek
    / 2:28 pm

    My house is filled with random pieces of paper with ‘to-do’s’ and ‘don’t forgets’ jotted down, as well as chore lists for my husband, son and I. On my phone/iPad I make my shopping lists, project plans and vacation itineraries. There isn’t much I wouldn’t use Listium for but to begin with I would make a list for our next vacations itinerary so that all details, whether small or big can be found in one place.

  50. Anthea Cornish
    / 7:48 pm

    A list of household chores and repairs that need doing.Also would like to list competitions i have done.

  51. Arlene Mcc
    / 2:34 pm

    list of sweeps

  52. aj
    / 12:44 am

    50 things to do before I die list

  53. Michelle - jarrahjungle
    / 11:53 am

    It would have to be a beat the baby list as we have renovations to finish, a house to baby proof, baby things to buy, and so much more it’s a little overwhelming with less than 9 weeks to go Listium would be a lifesaver at helping us get organised before our little one arrives!

  54. amy bondoc
    / 11:02 pm

    im an obsessive list maker, shopping lists,chore lists anything i can list gets listed!

  55. Candyfloss
    / 10:31 pm

    I would probably start a personal bibliograph because I read so much that I’m often unsure which books I’ve read.

  56. mintedrogue
    / 10:13 pm

    Do I have to just pick one? I’d use it for blog posts, to organize work assignments, reading lists for myself and my son, buying birthday and Christmas presents. It sounds like it would organize my life for me ;)

  57. Emma Walton
    / 9:48 pm

    I always make lists otherwise I forget things so I would make a ‘to do’ list.

  58. claire griffiths
    / 4:27 am

    i would use to organise all my appointments etc

  59. Melissa Turner
    / 3:47 pm

    I’m list obsessed and have lists scribbled on scraps of paper everywhere and can never find the one I’m looking for so it will be a huge relief to have all my lists accessible on my mobile! I’ll start by creating a list on Listium for all the Melbourne events and festivals I want to attend this year – need to plan and organise social gatherings otherwise I just don’t get around to going.

  60. Suzy @ In The Lyons Den
    / 1:49 pm

    I can’t live without a to do list. Running a business and organising the kids means I always have at least 20 items that need addressing! This system looks great and would also be handy for planning my blog posts when I get time to do that too!

  61. Maria
    / 11:49 am

    Oh, a shopping list for sure. I do start to write one on paper and then I misplace the paper. :(

    / 11:09 am

    Without a list of what I want to do on the computer, I find that I have just wasted hours doing absolutely nothing I got on there to do! So would probably make it my home page if I could so I’d be instantly reminded that I wasn’t there to while away the hours but to achieve something!

  63. Kim Campbell
    / 10:11 am

    My lists would include appointmenst for the kids, the pets, me, the shopping, the bills due, I need lists or I can’t cope.

  64. kibbler86
    / 9:40 am

    I would use it to organise my son’s social event’s, friends’ birthdays, my work schedule and anything else I need to keep track of xx

  65. Julie Davey
    / 6:28 am

    I always make list because I’m so forgetful!

  66. Karen Bowen
    / 1:34 am

    A basic to-do list would help me immensely. I would be able to feel a sense of achievement each time I managed to complete one of the vast amount of tasks listed.

  67. Deb Smith
    / 12:28 am

    I would make lists of things I want to do in each room of my house….cleaning, organizing, etc. Probably make a christmas gift idea list too. I love lists ????

  68. hippy.donna
    / 6:12 pm

    I have made a list of my work/life balance goals such as earnings targets, experiences we wish to have and then a notes section to regularly ‘check in’ to see how we are doing.

  69. Eve Deasy
    / 6:11 pm

    I’d make to-do lists! I’d use Listium to organise them into categories though – work/personal/mummy stuff/blog ideas and more. What a great idea for an app!

  70. Tanya
    / 5:48 pm

    I would make a list of all of my lists! Then I would know which lists I had going for any particular project and items wouldn’t just get added to the miscellaneous list.

  71. B Alexandra
    / 4:27 pm

    I’m a nurse on a busy unit so I would make lists for all my daily tasks to help organize :)

  72. Caitlin
    / 12:59 pm

    I’d create a list of costume dramas that I haven’t seen and want to watch. They’re a passion of mine and I know lots of other people who’d find a list like that useful too.

  73. Hellen Wieten
    / 12:53 pm

    I need a list with the websites that I follow and a list with some of my passwords. Of course not my full passwords but an encrypted version.

  74. Kate Hardman
    / 12:46 pm

    I have an excel spreadsheet for books to read. The website Listium is great! I’m going to transfer it into there for SURE!

  75. Steve Weber
    / 12:25 pm

    I would make a list of my employee’s birthdays so I wouldn’t forget.

  76. BeaBea
    / 12:22 pm

    A list of all the lists I make and where I keep them! I seem to make lists again and again because I am so disorganised…

  77. Stephanie Phelps
    / 12:11 pm

    Books turned awesome tv shows would be the list I would make!

  78. mandydoherty65
    / 8:10 pm

    Lists of what I need to do

  79. Gayle Vos
    / 12:19 pm

    A list of all the great competitions I enter

  80. Deborah Clarke
    / 10:05 am

    I make a lot of lists as I have a memory like a sieve! Shopping lists! Weekly menu plans! Household chores !
    Fab giveaway. Would love to be your lucky winner. Fingers crossed x

  81. Ruth Harwood
    / 9:27 pm

    Chores and a shopping list!!

  82. denise low
    / 11:37 am

    I use a list just to help me remember all the things that I need to do. Thank you for the entry.

  83. Sonia Chang
    / 10:15 am

    The reason I need to make lists for my daily activities and special events, because I do not have a super memory to remember everything. This is why I need to write it down for keeping organised. I enjoy it and encouraging my two autistic children to make their lists too. Life is beautiful but I need to avoid unseen problems. I don’t like to say “sorry ” because I forgot something for someone. It is a awful feeling, I love to make fun lists and drawings some funny pictures on my lists , just for fun . “Keep It and organise it” is my favourite thing to do every day.

  84. Jodie Cook
    / 7:54 am

    A list of all the things I no longer need/use, that I must get around to selling on eBay!

  85. Anastasia
    / 7:36 pm

    Birthday List so I never forget anyone again

  86. Kasey E
    / 6:01 pm

    Being a Virgo I was born to make lists! I love the bucket list idea, having four kids I’d create ideas for their birthdays & Christmas presents.

  87. bexdey
    / 1:07 pm

    I’d do a weekly menu for nine month olds!

  88. Hannah Carroll
    / 12:11 pm

    I will be creating a list of the last few things I need to buy/organise before my wedding next month!

  89. Rosie
    / 6:05 am

    As soon as I saw this, my organizing antennas went up! Nothing gives me a rush like checking things off the list. Several, actually! Someone once said to me that I look like a “list” person – boy, did they get that right. However, the one list I haven’t yet started that I want to do this year is to make a keepsake for each of my nieces and nephews. I have been thinking of masculine pillows for guys, and for the gals, depends, and for the little tykes one I have already made a matching sun hat and heart-shaped pocketbook. I’d like to try Listium, although I’m too shy to have my list made public!!!

  90. Adrienne HARRIES
    / 7:18 pm

    i do lists everyday
    helps me know what i got to do that day
    tick them off as they’re done
    any missed gets added to top on new one
    sometimes it takes a long time to get through
    but keeps me on track with all that i do
    work, family, home and social too
    always so much to remember and do

  91. / 3:07 pm

    I’d like to make a list of places to travel to, once we’re free to travel!

  92. katesds
    / 7:42 am

    A list of things we need to do on the house… because we really need to do this!

  93. Jocy
    / 2:01 am

    I love lists so much that I make lists of lists,
    That way I know that nothing is missed.

  94. organisedjo
    / 1:40 am

    I LOVE lists – written ones, ones on my phone, ones in notebooks and blackboards. The list I. Loving at the moment is the one for organising my husbands 40th birthday surprises! #sharingthebloglove

    • organisedjo
      / 1:41 am

      Sorry! I got my linkys mixed up ???? I meant #thelistlinky ????

  95. Mom Of Two Little Girls
    / 1:34 am

    A List of Blog Linkys to link up to every week or fortnight.

  96. Karina Lee
    / 11:40 pm

    I would make a list of cafes, restaurants and things to do with kids.

  97. Victoria - Lylia Rose
    / 11:09 pm

    The perfect post for #thelistlinky !! :)

  98. iain maciver
    / 11:00 pm

    a to do list to keep me right

    / 9:56 pm

    I am seriously a list freak lol!!! I make lists for lists and am quite sad I enjoy it, makes me feel organised… maybe it’s a mum thing lol

  100. Mel Smith
    / 9:40 pm

    A list of all the movies I want to catch up on for this year – I try and watch at least one every day!

  101. nearlydead
    / 9:36 pm

    I think I would use Listium for a “to do” list and a list of birthdays of friends and family.

  102. Aedin
    / 8:57 pm

    Love lists!And would love to win that voucher!I think I’d create an ideal travel destinations list. Hey, a girl can dream even a broke mama!

  103. Aedin
    / 8:56 pm

    Love lists!And would love to win that voucher!

  104. Krissy Kupke
    / 8:46 pm

    I would make a list of all my art supplies so when i visit officeworks i know what i already have at home (half of officeworks ????)

  105. Beverley Cousins
    / 8:41 pm

    Definitely weekly homework list for my children

  106. Jennifer Haden
    / 7:58 pm

    I love lists, I think I would use it to make a list of things I need to buy for the home :) x

  107. Linda
    / 6:17 pm

    I would like to create my ultimate reading list on Listium. More prosaically, I would set up weekly shopping lists.

  108. mandachic
    / 5:51 pm

    My monthly goals! one of the first tips on productivity is to break it down into baby steps Listium provides me the tools to do just that

  109. Tracy K Nixon
    / 5:20 pm

    I love making lists! I would creat a shopping list, a to do list, Christmas Card list, Birthday list etc!

  110. Laura S
    / 3:16 pm

    A list of fun stuff to do with my bub while I’m on maternity leave!

  111. Harline Parkin
    / 2:38 pm

    Id make a list of my healthy diet plan

  112. Jeannine Barrett
    / 2:28 pm

    I am a life-long listmaker and love them. I would love to make a list of all the part-time jobs I’ve been applying for over the past 4 months and then list any replies I’ve had to help me keep track.

  113. Annelies
    / 2:09 pm

    I would create any list, all lists, everything! I’m very impressed with this software!

  114. Kate Slack
    / 1:57 pm

    I would make a list to keep on track of our finances, we are just starting to build our own house as well as trying to sell our house in the UK so keeping track of everything is so much easier when it is all listed otherwise my mind is completely boggled!!!

  115. Nicole colletti
    / 12:38 pm

    Sorry! listium !

  116. Nicole colletti
    / 12:37 pm

    I would create tons of lists! Shopping,chores for me chores for my kids, to do lists, lots of lists! My sister is obsessed with lists! I actually just told her about the listiam after I read this!

  117. Krystal-Murray
    / 12:34 pm

    I’d literally create a ‘Bucket List’ because I am always running out of buckets !

  118. Peta B
    / 12:33 pm

    I’m a full time mum to two energetic boys plus work part time from home, so I need a list for everything in my life as its always on the go! Don’t want anything to slip through the cracks

  119. Rebecca Pattie
    / 12:18 pm

    Id make list to organise myself for when our little baby is here

  120. Mel
    / 12:16 pm

    I’d use it as a daily planner to organise my week!

  121. Jessica Ashbrooke
    / 12:10 pm

    A list of all ,y candle orders cause I’m so hopeless at forgetting and rushing last minute

  122. Christy Caldwell
    / 12:00 pm

    I love lists! I’d make daily goal list and a weekly homework list for my youngest son.

  123. Jade O
    / 11:29 am

    I’m a sucker for lists and use then daily. I’m known to have two on the go. Not only will this allow me to plan my day more simply, I can keep track of it my time as well! A great idea!

    • Nichola
      / 12:22 pm

      I have to do so many lists to keep me onntack busy studen nurse mum and wife

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