A Memory Journey is a journey through a place that you are familiar with (such as your house) where you use items as anchors for the things you need to remember. As a bonus, you can remember these frontwards and backwards (like a wonkavator).
Step 1: Pick special objects to be anchors
2. Choose objects that are special to you in some way, the more emotional you can make things, the more memorable it will be.*
3. Draw a line from object to object so you know what path to take.
4. Commit the list to memory by walking through it in real life or in your mind.
*All of my musical instruments (objects that I care about deeply) are destroyed or defaced each time I anchor something to them, making it easier to remember.
Step 2: Get a list to memorize
1. Apples, Almond Milk
2. Bacon, Butter, Black Beans, Blue Berries
3. Cow, Chocolate, Chicken
8. Hot Dogs
11. Kangaroo, Kiwi
15. Orange, Onion
16. Popcorn, Pasta, Potato
18. Rooibis tea, Rhubarb, Rutabega
19. Salsa, Sweet Potato, Squash
20. Tortilla chips, Taco shells
21. Umami *
23. Watermelon, water
24. Xanthum Gum
25. Yams (canned yams to differentiate from sweet potatos)
Let's do an example together where we peg the first item on the alphabet food list (Apples and Almond Milk) to the first item of my memory journey (Front Door).
*Alternatively you can use Umbrella here instead of Umami (I don't eat many foods beginning with U)