I would consider myself a fairly organized person. (Many people may beg to differ.. and this certainly was not the case between the ages of birth and 20 – when my room resembled a war field).
Even if my room isn’t always clean.. and I leave laundry in the dryer to avoid folding it… Even if I leave all of the kitchen cabinets open.. or all of the drawers on my dressers open (ADHD.. Seriously..) … I am definitely get my act together when it comes to preparing for a trip.
So – I bring you a few tips that I use when getting ready to go on vacation.
Note – I normally would have done this much earlier then.. TONIGHT. But hey.. life happens.
Check the weather for your destination
This will help you know how you should pack!
Make a list of everything you plan to bring.. so you don’t end up across the country.. with no underwear.. or no deodorant.
Said list will allow suitcase to go from this:
In a fairly short amount of time!
Don’t fill your carry on all the way – be sure to leave room for any purchases made!
Pack any items that have a chance of leaking.. into large ziploc baggies.
No one wants clothes covered in shampoo and conditioner..
LABEL YOUR EXTRA CONTACTS! Left and Right of Course.
Yes – bring an extra pair. And yes. I have not labeled them before and had to guess if they were in the correct eyes..
TIDE TO GO.
Spills happen. (I’m a pro at not allowing the food to get into my mouth…)
Charge up all of your electronics!
GUM! Even if you are not an addict like me.. it will help keep your ears clear as you take off and land..
And.. this also keeps my mouth occupied. Otherwise I might think I am hungry.. do to boredom.. when I am really not!
Paint your nails.. and bring the polish!
Chips are no fun. They can be avoided easily!
Pack some snacks…
And also check with the hotel to see if they provide fridge/microwaves.. or if they can by request. I called our hotel a couple of days ago – and was told we should have one. Often (or so I’ve heard), if you say you have special dietary needs, the hotel will help to accomodate you!
Hence.. the protein powder. We plan on eating breakfast in the room somedays..s o we aren’t eating out.. 3 times a day.. for 5 days. Yikes.
MAKE some snacks:
Little chocolate cherry energy balls! I KNOW tomorrow will be a long day!
Take a look at the public transit maps if you will be using it!
Justin and I are only renting a car for one day to take a day trip to wine country… otherwise we will be hoofin’ it.. and taking public transit. I certainly don’t want to spend a gazillion hours trying to figure out what is going on while I am there.. so we took a peek before hand!
Take a look at possible restuarnats of interest!
Sadly – Justin and I have had little time to do this. However.. we did find out that our flight offers WiFi for $11.00. 7 hour flight.. you better believe we will be purchasing that. We plan to find some good eats then!
What is your best travel/packing tip?!