Want to leave town?
We shared last week about how to keep your kids’ stuff organized when you pack for a trip, but what about your own bag? I don’t have time anymore to spend hours packing for a trip. There are so many other things to do to get ready!
To save time I keep a travel kit in my suitcase ready to go. With my toiletries already packed, I’m half done before I even get started. After the trip when I return home, I refill the little bottles and store it back in my suitcase for next time. This makes it easier to not forget anything.
I love knowing that I can be out the door in an hour if I get a last minute call for a trip. Not that it ever happens, but it could.
Since I travel light, it doesn’t take long to pack my clothes. I usually include a few shirts, two pairs of pants, and a dress. In the winter I bring a sweater and a hat, and in the summer I include some shorts and a swimsuit. For longer trips I can hand wash a few items if I need to. I toss in my makeup bag, and my suitcase is ready. I also like to bring a tote bag with me for a book or snacks.
So I don’t forget what I need to do, I use this Before the Trip checklist to get ready.