well this is about half of my kitchen, the other half is in the garage already packed away, these are the necessities I needed to get by these last few weeks, and i'm sayin PACK EM UP!
All this packing got too much for Jake so...
I thought I would share with you guys some packing tips today. Not like house packing, more like vacation packing. This is how I have always done it and it is SO helpful because I rarely forget something this way.
You will need:
Some cute luggage
and about 5 minutes
Start out by writing each day on one sheet of paper, for instance, we're going to need to pack for Wednesday (when the movers come)- Monday (when our stuff arrives in Arkansas) thats 6 days, so I have 6 sheets for myself, plus 1 sheet for toiletries that I will need daily.
I know, super high-tech and pretty right?
I write at the top what we are doing that day. This one is very simple seeing as i'm basically going to be behind the wheel for 8 hours a day and all I need is sweats, but if you were, say, going on a super fab vacation to Jamaica (a girl can dream right?) you would write what your doing that day at the top (going jet-skiing, laying by the beach with a cocktail, getting a massage by a cute cabana boy), and correspond with the outfits/items you'd need for those events. (you know, like sunscreen, a cute 'kini, a nice sundress). Always add pjs, undies, and toiletries to every list.
When you have a plan in place like this, I find I NEVER forget anything, and I don't over pack either. You will end up with something like this:
|basically chicken scratch|
you can see the outfits you have, pack em away, and I always put my list on top of the outfit so I know what is for what day. (I've also seen people go as far as putting each outfit in a plastic bag, so that they literally have EVERYTHING together! I like this, but I don't have the patience or time to go buy plastic bags for this trip)
Here is my week of clothing layed out on my living room floor (i'm so cleanly)
Now toss it in a cute bag, and your ready to hit the road! Or the air! Or the train track!
I also ate my last fantastic Southern California Mexican meal for lunch.
|I will miss you greasy rolled tacos, I will miss you|
I hope you can use some of these tips on your next Vacation, wherever it may be!
p.s. Tune in tomorrow for my post on "road trip essentials!" I've got some good ones!!