Packing! It takes me FOREVER to pack a bag. Even for a long weekend! And let's not even get into a longer trip. I have to pack for days when there are more than 4 days involved. There are all these what-if's that pop into my head. What if it's unseasonably warm/cold? What if it rains? What if I want to wear yellow? Serious questions my friends!
Then there are toiletries. You'd think it's be no problem... I use this stuff everyday... you know what you need! Nope. I sit there and stare in the cabinet, the drawers. Oooh. This is a cute necklace (haven't worn it in a year). I'll need blush (never wear it). I should bring nail clippers, a nail file and polish. What!?
I'd love to figure out a way to simplify my packing process. A list helps but I just always seem to get stuck packing a hundred things that I would never use.
This week I'm taking a little trip back to KC to spend some time with my mother and a good friend. I decided to set some boundaries for myself when it came to packing for this trip.
Rule #1 - No List (I figured it's only a 4 day trip, I can figure out what I can't live with out for 4 days with out a list... sometimes the lists get out of control...)
Rule #2 - Only pack what is absolutely necessary (Mom has a hair dryer, along with shampoo, conditioner, nail clippers, etc)
Rule #3 - (this is my biggest problem) I am only allowed to pack one top per day, plus one extra for the whole trip.
I didn't time myself but these 'rules' really helped me! I definitely feel that I cut my packing time down significantly! Hopefully I can stick with this idea and quit obsessing about packing. :)
Here is our little monster Coach... upset that i moved his favorite sleeping spot to take over the bed while packing but it turned into a cute little photo op!
Does packing take you forever?