Have a trip coming up? Don’t know when you are going to find the time to pack? Tired of forgetting something important?
Welcome to the next video in the Mindfully Organized 2 Minute tip series. In today’s episode I am going to give you some tips on packing effectively with less stress.
First thing first is to get it all out of your head. Hmm does that sound like last week? Your brain can only think of so many things at one time. So pull out your journal, a pretty piece of paper, Evernote, whatever works for you right now. Start making a list of everything you want to take with you.
Ask yourself a couple of key questions?
- What is the weather going to be like?
- Are there any events where I need something I don’t normally wear?
- Will I need exercise gear or a swim suit?
- Will I have access to laundry?
- What have I forgotten before?
Now when you think of something else you can just pull out your list and add it on.
A few days or week before you go pull out your suitcase. As you see items you may want, as you fold laundry, as you think of things take those items and drop them into your bag. You will probably end up with too much stuff but you will be creating a starting point for your packing. and Your favorite leggings will be in your suitcase not in the laundry.
When the time comes to pack lay out all the items on the bed check your list and decide what to take.
I made a generic packing list document that you can use as a starting point.
What do you think? What tricks do you have for destressing and simplifying packing? Leave a comment below and share will all of us!