Logistics are hard. When I write a to-do list, maintaining and finishing the list becomes a task of its own. This escalates and ends with all kind of notes and lists, both physical and digital, scattered in different locations, with interrelated directions and notes.
Some of them become so long that they require another, summarized note to keep view over everything. You end up hoarding a pile of self- and inter-referential notes, forming an endless cycle of directions and referrals to each other.
All of this because I don’t trust my own memory to hold a possibly important idea when it’s not written down somewhere.
And just like that, the to-do lists become part of the mess they were supposed to clean.