Attach The front wheel
Facing the bike from the front with your head on the bike’s centre line check the front wheel is centred in the frame. Close the lever. If this action is too easy tighten the nut on the opposite side. If it won’t close fully loosen the nut. Repeat until locking the lever gives satisfactory resistance. The pressure involved should leave a mark on your hand.
If the bike has rim brakes close the brake.
If the ends of the fork have ‘lawyer lip’ safety tags you’ll have to unscrew the nut, on the opposite side of the handle, and retighten it when you replace the front wheel in the fork. These extra metal lugs are only useful if someone tries to ride the bike with the quick release skewer incorrectly closed. Unless your bike has disc brakes or you’re going to lend it to an ignorant person there’s no problem in carefully filing them off to allow the quick release skewer to release quickly.