# Remove the spacing before the itemized list

Anybody knows how I can remove the spacing before my itemized list?

\begin{document}
{\bf main text }\hfill{year}\\
{title}\\
\renewcommand\labelitemii{$\square$}
\begin{itemize}
\setlength{\itemsep}{0.05em}
\item[$\square$] item 1
\item[$\square$] item 2
\item[$\square$] item 3
\item[$\square$] item 4\\
\end{itemize}
\end{document}

• – Werner Jun 24 '19 at 17:21
• why have you got \\  before the list? – David Carlisle Jun 24 '19 at 18:03
• @DavidCarlisle thanks, removing the '\\' solved the issue in my case. – Ehsan Jun 24 '19 at 20:44
• Regarding your usage of \bf you might want to take a look at: “Correct” way to bold/italicize text? – leandriis Jun 24 '19 at 20:54

Never use \\ at the end of a paragraph or before a display constrict such as a list or equation, TeX will warn about such use with a warning about badness 10000 (it's maximum measure of bad typesetting) and produce a spurious extra line of the paragraph which looks like vertical space but is not space and does not combine with vertical space in a useful way.