Yes… I might just be a little bit anal when it comes to packing for Vacations. I think this has come from being a mom and going back to the days where I couldn’t leave the house with a giant purse full of diapers, bottles, binkies, etc… I now can not leave for vacation without days of planning and prep. So I thought maybe I could share some of my packing tips!
So where do you start?
I always have a ton of lists I start with for every trip. Yes, really. Multiple lists like:
Check the weather and write down your itinerary so you know just what you need to pack along for clothing so you don’t over/under pack.
Make a checklist of chargers, cameras, laptops, etc… You know you NEED these things so make sure you do not leave them behind.
Make a separate list for your health and beauty products you use right up to the last minute before packing to be sure they all make it into your bag!
To Do List:
What do you need to do around the house before you leave? Call the bank? Cell phone company? Get cash? WRITE IT DOWN!
Day Before List:
Write down things to do the day before you leave such as check in flights, give neighbors a key, confirm pet sitting, clean out refrigerator, etc…
Yes… I do make one big list out of all my smaller lists. I just find it easier to have it all in one place!
Check out our FREE printable packing list to make packing a cinch!
Next week: How to Pack Your Bag. Fold or Roll? That is the question.