I love to-do checklists—it’s just so satisfying to tick off every box no matter if it’s a task list or a grocery shopping list.
Call me old-fashioned, but I like physical checklists better than spreadsheets and apps as I can monitor everything clearly. I may not have analytics or weekly reports of how productive I’ve been, but knowing that I always get the job done is more than enough for me.
It’s also the reason why I still invest in productivity planners and journal notebooks. As a writer, handwritten notes are still the best for me and I don’t see myself switching to digital anytime soon.
So if you’re like me, here are some to-do checklists I absolutely love (with nonconventional options).
To-Do Checklists to Buy
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This to-do checklist from Sweetzer & Orange is the right amount of classy and cute, with sections to properly prioritize your daily tasks.
The best part is that it uses 100gsm thick, non-bleed paper so you can use almost any pen without worrying about ink traces or smudging.
If you want a to-do checklist that you can have on the go, switching to a notebook might be your best bet—particularly one with a hardcover and reinforced corners.
This one is literally blank, with undated pages so you can write anything you want to list continuously. The center of each page is perforated in case you need to tear out some pages to tape on your board.
Maybe you want something even more non-conventional? Try this wall-mounted paper dispenser, which comes in 8, 12, and 24 inches. Apart from making it easy to scribble your checklists, it looks really, really pretty when added to the walls of your home office, kitchen, or even as a bedroom decor.
I’m personally worried about the paper I might waste with this one, but I guess I can always roll some scratch paper as a refill.
Price: $50.84 (8 inches)
Calling all feline lovers! These to-do checklists are 3.3″ x 7.5″ perfect for a grocery shopping list to be displayed on your fridge. It comes in three cute cats with 50 pages per notepad. Not to mention that it has a full-sized magnet at the back.
(I don’t think there will ever come a day when I won’t be attracted to anything with a cat print.)
If the lengthwise to-do checklist just won’t do, this 10″ x 7.8″ weekly notepad is for you. There’s a section for the top 3 tasks, daily habits, and more.
This Lamare notepad is also eco-friendly as it uses paper that is FSC certified, which means it’s made responsibly from well-managed forests.
Any other quirky, motivational line better than get shit done? Coming in 50 sheets, this straightforward checklist is uniquely crafted by the Bliss Collection Store’s in-house designers.
I love the simple, minimalistic look and it also makes a great gift (I know I would love it!).
One of the things I don’t like about whiteboards is the marker stains they have after daily use. Good thing this weekly to-do checklist from the cinch! store can easily be cleaned—even up to 50 days since the writing—using the ultra-fine tip cinch! markers (included in the package).
May it be for family or for office use, this magnetic checklist is ideal for improving teamwork as you can assign tasks with color-coding strategies in mind.
I really liked this checklist from the Two Tumbleweeds Store because it also has a gratitude section, boosting both productivity and wellness. It has an hourly schedule, checklist, meals, water intake, and a notes section for easy tracking.
(It’s one of the best-sellers on Amazon, too.)
For those who are eager to commit to a healthy diet, this Simple Purposeful Living notebook is a great buy. It may not be your traditional checklist but it includes a tear-off grocery list that you can bring when it’s time to stock up your pantry.
Much like the meal planner, this Sweetzer & Orange checklist includes two sections: meals and a grocery list. The design is efficient, in my opinion, as you can maximize the space you have for listing.
It’s magnetic so it’s a cute addition as a pop of color on your fridge.
Another notepad that really caught my eye—this to-do list is such a fun way to get things done. It has everything that you need in a checklist: to do, to buy, to contact, to remember, to delegate, and even to postpone. Not to mention that wacky “pick your poison” at the bottom.
I imagine this would be great if you have multiple jobs. Plus, you have 15 designs to choose from depending on your need, such as a generic to-do checklist, goals, weekly tasks, things to do around the house, and more.
I mean, having the Chaos Coordinator printed on the cover page says so much, don’t you think? It’s gorgeous enough to put on display amidst your bohemian decor, too. This is for anyone who’s tired of drawing those cute little checkboxes in your planner.
It’s pretty straightforward as the pages literally only have checklists with a priority section at the bottom. The back pages are dotted so you can scribble anything you’d like or use them as mini journals.
Here’s another cute to-do list from the Bliss Collections to stay organized—this blush pink notepad tackles both productivity and wellness perfect for the modern woman.
I love that it has a self-care activity checklist and a daily affirmation section to remind you to still put your well-being in check despite your busy schedule.
This task chart from MC Squares is ideal for weekly recurring tasks or tracking your daily habits. It sticks to any shiny surface (like glasses and metals—think windows, fridges, etc.) and comes with a free marker that doesn’t smudge.
Good to know: MC Squares invented reusable sticky notes sustainably made with wind power. They guarantee a 5-year lifespan of this product and are willing to replace it if it doesn’t last that long.
Been wanting to buy a checklist board for the whole family? This one is literally made for your fridge coming in two boards: a calendar and a chore chart. The chore chart, in particular, reminds me of my usual spreadsheet template (you know, checklist and columns).
Additionally, the package comes with an eraser and six markers in different colors for easy color coding.
Other To-Do Checklists You Might Like
Which of these to-do checklists are you planning to buy? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.