I’m doing something I’ve never done before. I’m packing well in advance of my trip.
And by “well in advance”, I mean four days.
I’m normally a have-all-the-lists-made-in-advance-but-pack-the-day-before sort of person.
But this time, I thought I’d experiment and do it on the weekend since we leave on a Tuesday.
So far, so good.
The biggest thing I’ve noticed is that it’s taking me way longer. Way.
I have too much time to deliberate about what to wear. (And wonder what people are wearing “over there” these days. And what the weather will be like. And if I will have enough pairs of undies.)
Maybe it’s a little less stressful to pack a few days in advance, but I think I like the just-get-it-done pressure of doing it the day before. (It’s just that I’m learning with kids, the less pressure the better. You never know when melt-downs might strike!)
There will still be plenty of “last minute” things to put in – electronics, toiletries, snacks – but I can say that I already have three of the four of us packed. I’ve impressed myself. (And the fourth one can do his own packing.)
The biggest dilema is the shoes. I hate packing shoes.
(How many pairs of shoes do you take when you travel??)
Good thing I still have three more days to change my mind.
Q for you: Do you enjoy packing or hate it?
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