Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Pack 'er Up

Over the years, I have come up with a pretty good system on how to pack for a trip.
Yeah... she's SUCH a help. ::shaking head::
So, I know this isn't groundbreaking stuff here, but I felt like sharing. My key to packing?
A list.
You can go ahead and wipe the surprise off your face. I know it's fake. I know you fully expected me to say that. I love me a good list.
Since I have to pack for Bimmer as well as myself, I now make two lists.

Are you as in awe of my handwriting as you should be?
You would think by now that I would have a template saved that I could just alter based on the location/duration, but I haven't. I just still do it off the top of my head. I like to make the list at least 2 weeks in advance, so that way I can make sure I don't wear anything I want to pack in that time, and it gives me time to do laundry/iron. And yes, if it's a big trip, I like to pack a week in advance. How do I do that?
Well, a few things help... having too many clothes is a start. Ha! But I also keep a toiletry bag fully stocked always (so I don't have to remember stuff from my normal routine) and since I need a fan to sleep, I keep a small one just for travel. I also keep things in our suitcase so I don't have to remember to pack them - like a pillow case/dirty laundry bag or copies of our passports. (And if you're questioning why I have "dish soap" on Bimmer's list, it's because we may need to wash bottles/sippy cups in the hotel! I just keep some stocked in a travel shampoo container.)
Puff makes fun of my lists, but I've never found myself out of town with no clean underwear. So who's laughing now?

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