I stumbled across this site, Simply Checklists, the other day, and I really liked the idea. So many of the most basic things in our everyday life are hard to figure out (I'm assuming they're supposed to be passed down from generation to generation), and they can prove to be significant barriers.
Think of learning to do your laundry, setting up your first kitchen, moving from one apartment to another (yes, these are easy things, but I imagine many smart people, who spend their days focusing on loftier goals, managed to miss out on these basic life lessons). After doing these things more than once, you start to learn some valuable lessons. What if we could learn more of these little tips and tricks before having to go through things the hard way?
Simply Checklists attempts to do just that, but it falls short, by a lot. Its old school and takes an editorial approach. I don't know who wrote those things, and on what authority. The whole site needs to be more transparent, and it needs to be much more readable.
So its the thought that counts. I just moved to San Francisco, and I could sure use a checklist of all the basics. Wheres the best tailor, which dry cleaner won't ruin your cloths, where can I get a car wash that won't scratch your car.....All things I'd like to figure out without learning the hard way.