I did this! Moved to DC, and thank god I didn't know what I was getting myself into before I actually did it.
@noralo I just failed at using a comment thread correctly--blaming that Thursday afternoon malaise--and replied below in a separate comment.
I use the "Reminders" function on my phone for my to-do list, which is really great. It lets users check off items and rate them in order of importance, and the portability of having the list on my phone stops me from forgetting what I'm errand I'm supposed to be running while I'm in the middle of it, but I'm an Iphone user (convert?) and don't know what the equivalent is on other cell phones. So that might not be very helpful at all?