I am a “lister” by nature. Or by luck, I am not sure what sounds more exciting to the “non-listers” in the crowd. If you look in my planner (yes, I still use a paper planner too. The calendar in your phone just does not suffice in my opinion) you will see sticky notes galore, full of lists and ideas of things I need to do for the day/week/month. It is a habit I got into long ago, and one I feel like keeps me organized when my brain just can’t remember everything I need to do or want to accomplish for the day. Do you do the same thing? If so, keep reading.
I realized I was using “to-do” lists all the time to keep myself organized and on track in my daily life, so why not do the same thing for my travel life, as well? This is how my travel lists were born, and I have never gone back to just “remembering” what to pack and what to bring ever since! Let me tell you friends, this idea will change your travel life. I have lists from what to pack for myself, as well as things to remember before I leave. Once I started writing these down, I broke it down even further, and I now have lists on what to remember to do the week before, day before, and before I walk out the door for a trip. I have things to pack for a carry on, and an electronics list I just can’t forget. This is just the start of all the fun I have with lists?
I know it may sound OCD to some of you, but once you get organized, you will never turn back to rushing around (and then forgetting little things) ever again! Whether this is your first trip or your hundredth trip, it’s always helpful to have a rundown of what items you may want to pack. My suggestion? Bookmark this set of lists, because you’ll want to refer back to it to make sure you’ve thought of everything you might want to pack for your next trip. Organization is key, and I want to help you!
Do you create any lists when you start traveling? What do you like to use to stay organized? Let me know in the comments below!
Last but not least, have you downloaded my FREE ultimate packing list yet? It is a good way to get you started and on track for your next trip.