You are going on vacation, Great!
accommodations are booked, the
activities are chosen and you can't
wait to get going.
But there is one more thing that needs to be taken care of, before you leave... PACKING!
Yes, the dreaded...packing for this vacation.
The thought of packing for your vacation can be so overwhelming that it stops us in our tracks. Some of us dread it so much, that we simply don't start at all. We wait until the last minute, because we don't even know where to start.
We stand in a middle of the room, over an empty suitcase, we turn around and around and... we move nowhere.
Thankfully, there is help for all of us, all we need is couple of packing tips, and you can find them right here.
Go and get your luggage from the basement, if you don't have any luggage yet, check out the luggage buying tips, before
you rush to the store to buy some. Then go get some luggage! Depending on the length of your trip you will need at least
one piece of luggage per family member.
How not to lose your mind when you pack for your vacation
Some suggest that you should start with a computer, that may work for you, I have a slightly different proposition, however,
we will get to that computer latter. Now...
Get a thin notebook, keep it with you from the time you book your trip. This will be your starting point for your packing latter on.
Write down your vacation information on the first page. Next page should have your planned activities then, designate a
page for each family member, and as days go by towards your trip date, write down things that you may need on your vacation.
That way, you will have a greater chance of actually taking the stuff that you do need. If one of your children needs
specific medication, write it down on that kid's page. If you had your mind set on a knitting project or a book for your vacation, write it down on your page. If you
don't, chances are that your will leave those things behind.
Find 10 minutes here and there to concentrate on each person
at a time. Go back to the list of activities planned, think about clothing that you will be using for those activities, then, check
your closets for stuff that works well together, coordination pieces, clothing pieces, and those that are easy to maintained.
Make sure to list any sporting equipment if you plan on taking any with you.
Now we can boot up your computer... Using your spreadsheet program, set up a table for each member of your family. Every one willneed a column for their specific types of clothing, quantity and their "packed" location.
Your table may look like this: