I am a list person but half the time I can't find the list after I make it. I hate sticky notes they are too messy. I found a new solution quite some time ago. Of course to have to not mind things stuck to the front of your refrigerator.
I have a coil of magnet tape that has a peal off back. Stick it to the back of a pad or small notebook and you have an instant refrigerator magnet and your notes don't get lost.