Todo list tip o’ the day:

Always start your items with a verb. It is a todo list, after all. And make it a simple, doable verb.

“Van” is not a todo list item.

“Fix van” is too broad for a daily todo list.

“Take van to mechanic” might work, but depending on how busy you mechanic is, you might not have control over whether you can accomplish that today. Plus it embodies several steps.

“Call mechanic about van” or “make service appointment for van” are precise, action-oriented, and doable. A good level for a daily todo list item.

On a daily todo list, use simple, single-action verbs.