How to pack for a week away.

3 days before leaving:

  • Plan out the last couple days: what needs to be done? What do I need to buy? What errands do I need to run?
  • Think about what bag to pack in and how much stuff can fit in the bag.
  • Talk to friend about using their shampoo so I don’t have to buy ridiculously priced small bottles that won’t last 2 days or pay to have my bag checked.
  • Tweet and update facebook status about the trip getting closer and needing to pack.

2 days before leaving:

  • Check off things from my list that are unimportant but make me feel accomplished. Ex: Call the dentist to schedule an appointment 3 months in advance; write cards to friends that I’ve been thinking about writing for a while; cook the Costa Rican dish that I have been wanting to try; sew a patch on a hole in my comforter and a button on my purse.
  • Go shopping at Target with mom.
  • Think about what outfits I want to wear while I’m away and what the weather will be like.
  • Look up the weather on my Mac Dashboard.
  • Get distracted and add more items to my dashboard.
  • Tweet and update facebook status about being a procrastinator and still needing to pack.
  • Have a bonfire and dinner with friends.
  • Forget to do laundry until 9:30 pm.

1 day before leaving:

  • Decide that I should color my hair in the morning before work because I have the dye sitting around and need to get to it eventually.
  • Eat breakfast and sip coffee while lounging around, talking with my mom and brothers.
  • Skype with friends.
  • Tweet about still needing to pack.
  • Remember that the laundry is still in the dryer and needs to be folded.
  • Fold laundry.
  • Go to the post office to send the letters I wrote yesterday.
  • Stop by the drug store to pick up things that I didn’t by at Target yesterday.
  • Tweet about needing to pack again and running out of time.
  • Clip nails and tweeze eyebrows because I can’t take those things on the plane and I don’t want them to annoy me tomorrow.
  • Sync ipod.
  • Blog about packing.
  • Realize there is only an hour left until I work my 2-10 pm shift and I still need to eat lunch.
  • Throw a few clothes in the bag

Finally, I’m ready to leave at 3:30 am tomorrow morning to get on a plane to hug my best friend, Mallory.

3 thoughts on “How to pack for a week away.

  1. hahahaha this is hilarious!!!!! I am the total opposite as I’ve been packing a little every day for 3 weeks and I still have 2.5 weeks to go! =D



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