Vacations are great for energizing the soul, but the getting ready for vacations? Not so much....
Like I said on Monday, I just came back from the beach. Two weeks of fun with the family. Visits to lighthouses and the spot where pirates are said to gather- all exciting stuff! And most of which went pretty much undocumented because I forgot to pack the freaking camera!
Yes, we had iPhones and got some good shots, but that Nikon I forked out a fortune for? The one with the crisp zoom that would have gotten me pictures of my family of ocean swimmers from my comfy spot on the beach? It sat at home.
That wouldn't have happened if I had better execution. And planning.
On the ride home, as I
moped about coming home reflected fondly on our trip, I came up with a solution- I need to put an end to harried, haphazard packing.
I decided to make a master packing list. One I can keep on my hard drive and print out when I’m ready to start tossing stuff in the trunk.
Now, next year, when I pack, I’ll print one out and I’ll check it twice. (And I’ll print one for the man and each kiddo, so they don’t have to keep asking me what to bring!)
|Print one for this trip...|
|Save one for later...|