It’s 2019, where is your next destination? As I start thinking about all the trips we have planned up until August – I get a little nervous. There is a lot of planning + organizing that is involved and I am not the “planning” type of person. The funny thing is, I am so organized when it comes to my home. Not so much with anything else I’ve come to accept. To be more specific, I over analyze and almost feel like I don’t know where to start – a stuck kind of feeling for sure. When I have the proper tools and packing solutions I am fine. One thing I have learned about myself, when I go on trips regularly I have my process down perfect. I get rusty when a few months go by before our next trip. It happens.
Lists are a must! When I pack for vacations, I print out lists that I have created and saved on my iMac (I print the girls a list and they do their own packing). This is so helpful because I can always add to it or take away, never the less, it makes a very good starting point. I have one for myself, Todd, and the girls. As individuals, we have different needs and wants so the lists are slightly different. Another thing I find helpful is packing cubes + a travel makeup organizer that helps keep everything secure. This is also a treat because you never know when TSA wants to search your bags. The packing cubes make it very pretty + private. The makeup case keeps everything organized and safe from breaking or tumbling around like it would do in a bag. Plus, it is way too affordable NOT to have it in your life.
All this to say, I have found a system that works well for me. I thought of sharing these simple tips + tools with you because I know I am not the only one who suffers from travel + packing anxiety. It’s a thing! It can literally take over your life if you don’t find a system that works for you. You should never allow something to take the joy out of something you love to do. A person can learn so much and experience different adventures through travel. #traveloften #happytravels
Psss…I found a general packing list for you here.