Okay, I’ll admit it: I don’t particularly like packing. I feel like I should like packing, because packing is a physical manifestation of PLANNING what you will need on a given trip.
I don’t think I’m terribly bad at packing, actually. I usually wear most of what I bought, and I don’t overpack. But it still tends to be something I procrastinate & perseverate on. I always find my wardrobe lacking when I go to pack — like I should be able to dress like some fantasy self when I’m on a trip, because a trip is magically elevated above real life!
Nope, it’s just life in another place, and I’m still me. And unless I go shopping, my clothes are my clothes.
Okay fine. I’ll make a list. Here we go . . . .
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You know what, that did help! I didn’t identify outfits by day but I think having the above pool to choose from will work out. And the kids’ lists will basically be similar: 5 casual outfits with layers, 1-2 jackets, hats, 1-2 swim outfits, 1 formal/nice outfit. And I don’t think I’ll need the down sweater or super heavy layers (lows appear to be 50s / highs 60s-70s which sounds downright amazing).
WILL IT FIT in my carry on, that remains to be seen . . . we do each have a set of packing cubes now so we will see if this revolutionizes the process!
If you’ve been on a similar trip (cruise, Alaska, Vancouver) . . . anything you regretted bringing or not bringing?
PS: One more day to enter the giveaway!