to-do: find a cool to-do list


Some of us can’t wait to get the to-do list app for our iPhones, others of us just want a pleasant pad to keep track of day-to-day obligations. I’m one of the latter — I’m tired of scribbling lists in random notebooks, and I figure (in theory, anyway) a fun-looking pad might take some of the drudgery out of my daily tasks. I found a surprising number of cool to-do lists just doing a quick seplace on Etsy. My front-runner is this Octopus to-do list notepad by boygirlparty, $8. (All of the notepads listed here have 50 pages.) Mainly, I love the illustration, but I’m also amused that there’s a “not yet” circle that you can check off — I guess to make you feel like you’ve accomplished something.


The For the Birds to-do list by Notebooks, etc. is cute, colorful, and affordable at just $5.


The elephant illustration on this Things to Remember pad by This Is It! Creations, $7.50, is simple and sweet, though I probably need lined paper to help keep my thoughts straight.


Offering lined paper and a message that made me laugh is Finch and Hawk’s “The Freakin Never Ending To Do List” notepad, $5.50.


The vintage pistol notepad from Two Poodle Press is only $2.50 and has a whole lot of attitude and style — that might be a nice addition to my desk.


The long list notebook, $8 from REDSTAR ink, is nice way to cover up the list and forget about it for awhile.



Finally, I was delighted to find this notebook from My Book of Lists, $10. Behind the pretty cover is a way to organize a lot of the fun things in life such as movies you keep meaning to see or music you want to buy, as well as the practical like online passwords. That’s a nice reminder! — Mary T.

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Sarah C.

For me, this is heaven! Love lists.

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Katie D

Cute! I’m in desperate need of that user id/password list.

Thanks so much for including our Things to Remember notepad! We love customizing them, too! We can add lines, print on a different paper color, add your name, etc. Yay! :)