Why didn't I use a list? Part of it was laziness, and part of it I figured we go camping enough, surely I can remember to pack everything that is needed. Well after each child that "mommy brain" syndrome has not cleared up, it has gotten worse. So, now I have a packing list on my computer, for each "event".
- Alabama Packing List
- Camping Packing List
- Going to Grandma and Grandpas Packing List
Other lists that I use for travelling, are ones for their "In the van" bag, and the baby gets a whole different list checking off his diapers, formula, food, bibs etc. as these are items that change depending on the age of the baby.
Ok, I will be honest, and say that I do not ALWAYS follow the lists. There are also times I go back into the path of "I'll remember" and just pack on a whim. Well, I will also admit, that it is these times I end up forgetting something.
For those of you out there who can do it without a list, my hat goes off to you. Please tell me your secret! And for those of you who use different ideas, feel free to share, I love learning new ways to be prepared packing wise. Admittedly my first camping list came from my EXTREMELY organized friend, to which I revamped for me, the less organized individual...
What sort of lists do you use when going away?