There are lists for daily things like groceries and necessities (non food items).
Then there are those holiday lists like Christmas lists and birthday lists.
But, in my world there are also sport card lists.
It all started when I was a young lad, not that I am old now, and I used to list every card I had by team in one of these notebooks. Sometimes I would also put the book value for each one as well. It was time consuming but I had nothing better to do when I was a kid unlike kids today. I didn't have the video games and the electronics. I had good ole paper and a pen. Oh the good days of the 90's. I miss those days.
Flash forward to now and I no longer keep my cards written down like this anymore. It would be way too hard to keep up with like my sorting. As it is already, I can barely keep up with my checklists of wants and needs.
But, that doesn't mean I stopped making lists with pen and paper. Yes, I still play it old school and don't type up my lists.
Now on my desk I keep a list of more important things like addresses, things my trader buddies collect, list of things I need to sort, list of things to take pictures of, list of things to blog about, list of cards that need to be added to my PC numbers, so on and so forth like that. Simple lists but still lists.
Then there's a list I keep on my fridge of expected mail days. This is my favorite list.
As I receive the mail days they all get crossed off. As I get more, I add more. But, if the paper gets too full, I transfer them to the next sheet.
Why do I do this? Well, first of all, it's fun to see all of the incoming mail. Two, I may not always remember what trade I made or contest I had won for something incoming. Three, it helps me remember who I may need to mail something to and who needs to be transferred to the mailing list on my desk.
I know I must not be alone in this or in list making for the hobby. Please don't let me be and comment below with what kind of lists you make.