It’s no secret that as an accountant I’ve become a bit of an Excel nerd. Given that, it shouldn’t really come as any surprise that when packing for trips, I use my beloved spreadsheets to make the job a little less hectic and to ensure no key item is left behind.
Once upon a time, packing for a trip meant clothes and cuss words flying late into the night before a flight. All that changed by the entry of the packing list. Big sigh (of relief- mostly for Batch). Now, I “pack” on paper, by day, before even getting the suitcase out of the closet. The results? Less over (or worse, under) packing and much less time cursing what I didn’t bring.
I put known activities and weather at the top and then make outfits accordingly. Once I get it all down in Excel, I bring out the suitcase and start packing. The nice thing about packing on paper first is that I can start slowly in the weeks/days leading up to a trip. When I think of an outfit I know I want to pack, I’ll add it to the spreadsheet. It saves me time and TONS of energy. As you can tell, I still have some work to do on the above list, but I have some ideas so I don’t think it will be long before the suitcase is ready to roll. Good thing since my flight leaves tomorrow morning!!!
Do you plan ahead when packing for trips or am I the only
planner nerd out there?