This year, during the holiday season, we take a road trip to visit all of our family. I totaled the amount of hours this year, and we will be in the car for a full 28 hours (not consecutively, but it’s still a lot). In a car, instead of a plane, we are able to carry a lot more. That can lead to a lot of things overlooked or left behind, either at home or at any one of the various stops along our way. Here’s the plan:
1. I made a very detailed list in excel of what I would need each day of the trip.
2. I combined each list into one, and then divided those things among 5 different categories, including a category for what I would wear the day we leave.
3. When I packed everything, I marked them off with a highlighter.
4. At each stop, I crossed out the clothes that went into the “dirty clothes” bag, then placed a checkmark next to things once they were packed again.
I love visiting family, so this technique allows me to spend more time with them, and less time worrying whether I forgot something. Hope your holidays are stress free!