When I'm trying to remember something, it's helpful for me to write it down, but also to visualize myself doing it. I think that really helps me keep the information in my head.
I'm also a haptic learner, which means I have to *do* something to remember it. I can see it being done, which helps, but I have to actually get my hands on it to remember how to do it. It's a brain-hand connection thing.
Same with driving. In general, once I've driven somewhere one time (in daylight), I almost always remember how to get back there. I just carry a map in my head, I think.