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How to Make Checklists: The Ultimate Tool to Save Time (With Examples)

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In general, a good checklist is:

  • Precise
  • Efficient
  • To the point
  • Easy to Use
  • Simple (just enough)

On the other hand, bad checklists are:

  • Vague
  • Imprecise
  • Long
  • Impractical
  • ...

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To do lists

Oftentimes, to-do lists are disguised as bad checklists.

This is not a checklist. This is a to-do list with checkboxes.

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You want to create checklists for systematic tasks.

Write down the process from start to finish as you remember it . Assume you’re creating a workflow for someone who knows absolutely nothing about the work so it is as simple as possible. This will force you to think of all...

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You can choose between 2 methods of checklist utilization :

  • Do-Confirm. Performing the task by memory and experience and then stop to read and confirm with the checklist
  • Read-Do. Performing the task while checking the checklist...

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Using checklists will improve your work and increase your productivity. No more wasted time trying to remember what to do next.

Start using checklists and you will have all these bonus side effects:

  • Organization. By making sure you’re not skippin...

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