I am a big fan of lists. At school I keep a daily list of class to-do/after class to-do/evening to-do/ and also a shopping list that culminates throughout the week. It works fairly well, though there are things on that list that get pushed way back. If they get pushed back more than a week, I just don’t do that thing.
At home, I’ve needed a Big List to keep track of stuff. A couple of months ago I bit the bullet and bought a dry-erase board. It has been quite handy for writing things down and actually doing them. The only drawback is that since it’s dry-erase, the items get erased instead of crossed off, so I lose my sense of accomplishment. That’s ok. Forward movement is good enough.
Right now it’s leaning on the piano, which is not the best place for it, but at least I actually see it and work on The Things.