Monday, December 29, 2008

Lists: Packing

Monday, December 29, 2008
I'm in the list mode and have a slew of helpful posts planned for you (can you feel my motivation?!). Since my most loyal reader, Michelle, is heading out for a lovely New Year's trip to Cabo with her family I thought I'd post this helpful packing list first. You know how you always feel like you are bringing too much stuff...

I have a few of these lists as templates in Excel that I have customized for our adventures. They are specific for the type of trip we are taking (snow fun, RV trip, boating, Portland, etc.). Then I have a column for the room the items are in. Husband handles the garage items and I handle everything else. It's very handy to hand it off a few days before the trip and let him chip away at his list. It also helps me to make sure I don't forget Anna's favorite blanket or Christopher's pillow. There is comfort knowing everything is on the list and I don't need to fret. When the list is complete I don't need anything else in those suitcases!

If I could ever figure out how to post my own items as a link (hint: help wanted!) I will post our packing lists for you. Until then, enjoy the lists at Real Simple. They are a good start.

Adios mi amiga!

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mybelle68 said...

Muchos Gracias! Just in time.
I WILL have a Cadi Margarita with no salt for you ( or maybe 3 or 4 ). Have a great New Years.

jora said...

I am trying to not be mad at Michelle for going to Cabo without us. ;) And you are so organized, Miss Pitts! p.s. I believe I am just as loyal of a reader as Michelle is.... :)

Anonymous said...

Didn't you just love Real Simple's January issue... all lists. I love it! ;-) P.S. I am a loyal reader too!

Gypsy Lynne said...

I have just stumbled upon your blog and love it! I get a strange pleasure out of making lists - it's all about crossing things off!! :)