Since your basement remodeling is, in fact, a construction project, the entire process will go more smoothly if you plan it as such.
There are a variety project management tools on the market, and if you have a copy of Microsoft Project you should consider using it as a planning tool.
You can also try MS-Excel or another spreadsheet program to create and manage your task list. There are also some good shareware or freeware programs too.
Planning your remodeling project
Here's a partial view of the project plan I created using MS-Project: