Monday, August 08, 2011
How To : Pack For a Family Trip
In preparation for any trip, I put together packing spreadsheet. . .one card per family member, arranged by day, then split into am and pm. I also add a column at the end for x-tras (bathing suits, water shoes, etc.)
I plan outfits for each person on the front grid of the card. I can flip the card over and list all the other things I need - medications, personal products, etc.
Then I pack according to the cards. The KEY here is to take the cards with me. . .then use them to make sure we didn't leave anything behind.
I'm planning to punch a hole in the top corner and keep them together with a jump ring.
If I feel REALLY inspired tonight - I'll do them in each family member's color (me-pink, John-dark blue, Ryan-green and Owen-light blue)
Tomorrow, I'm putting together bags for the car ride.
What are some of your favorite packing tips?
catch you soon -