Partick Rhone (a fellow Twin Cities resident) invented a pretty clever to-do list system that I've been using for about six months now. It's called the Dash/Plus system. If you make to-do lists by hand every morning or week, this will be a huge help in organizing and categorizing items.
The beauty of this system is that it is all built upon, and extensions of, the original dash. Therefore, it is easy to change items from one state to another (an undone action item to a done one, an undone action item to waiting or delegated) and in the case of an non-dashed item changing completely the item is circled to denote that.
This is how it looks in action in my Field Notes, where I create lists all the time: