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Like,

  • grocery store
  • utilities store
  • meat shop
  • car wash
  • bank

These are the places (unordered) I would normally go to regularly and possibly all of them in a single day. Is there a name for this kind of list? Or something descriptive along something common in each of those...

  • Are you looking for something more specific than to-do list or errands? – Cameron Dec 6 '12 at 17:36
  • Chores? Errands? Do the rounds? – coleopterist Dec 6 '12 at 17:37
  • My English grannies used to talk about "going to the shops." In Canada, I talk about "going into town" (I live outside of a small town) -- this term implies that I'm going to do some or all of those things. – JAM Dec 6 '12 at 17:39
  • "Retail and Service Establishments" might work for a heading. – JLG Dec 6 '12 at 17:58
  • I've never heard anyone talk of a 'meat shop' - the term 'butchers' is the usual one (with or without an apostrophe). And come to think of it, what is a 'utilities store?' We tend to reserve the term 'utility' for gas and electricity suppliers in UK English. – Tony Balmforth Dec 6 '12 at 19:05
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Besides errand list for referring to the list itself, consider itinerary, “A route or proposed route of a journey”, which would apply if you've written the items in travel order. Some terms for referring to the set of places, moreso than the list itself, include reach, range, ambit, gamut, scope, purview, and circuit (like “A regular or appointed journeying from place to place in the exercise of one's calling, as of a judge, or a preacher”).

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If those are all errands, then it's an "errand list."

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