Packing With Ease (Tips)
Make a list of EVERY LITTLE THING you intend to bring with you
on your trip. When completed,
set list aside for 24 hours.
Re-read list. Remove items that you feel may be unnecessary. Add anything
that you forgot when
generating your list initially.
Rewrite list so as to have a 'clean' copy. Make 2 copies of this list.
As you pack your suitcase(s) check off each item as you place it in the
suitcase. Also pack the
second copy of the list in the
Keep the first list (the checked list) in your handbag or pocket with your
person if you are traveling
via airplane. This way, if the
airline should misplace your luggage, you have a handy complete
reference to use while filling
out the claim forms.
After your trip, when you are packing to return home, use the second list
(the unchecked list) in the
same manor as the first. Remember
to add any souvenirs that you have acquired in your journeys to
the list. Keep this list on
your person for the return trip.
After your arrival home while unpacking you bags, make sure to note any
items brought but not
used on this trip (maybe they
can be deleted form future lists). Also note any items that you wished
you had brought with you on
Save a copy of this new revised list in your suitcase, a drawer or some
other place where you will
not have to go crazy looking
for it, for future use.
NOTE: Please remember NEVER to
put medicines, jewelry, valuables or anything
irreplaceable in any checked luggage!!
I always pack an extra empty soft side bag or duffel
bag (or two) to use on my return trip for
souvenirs, etc. that I've purchased during my trip.
I have also been known, on occasion, to send
home (via UPS ground) our dirty clothes in order
to make room for such souvenirs.