Ok, so I know Christmas is over, but that’s not the type of list I’m talking about. I’m talking packing lists!
Luckily I had today off from work because I have two separate trips coming up that I need to pack for and I desperately needed to do laundry! So, three loads of laundry later I spent a good portion of my night packing – or at least stressing about packing.
I leave for my first trip (to Philadelphia) on Saturday, and it is actually the harder of the two to pack for – and it’s only two nights! But, in 3 days I need clothes for:
- New Year’s Eve Dinner
- New Year’s Day run with a co-worker
- Ice Skating
- Working an event
- Sitting and watching an outdoor hockey game
(If you haven’t guessed I am going to the NHL Winter Classic!)
My second trip, as you probably know, is down to Florida for the Walt Disney World Marathon! I’m actually off to a good start packing for that one (if you consider a pile of running clothes and accessories on the floor packing) thanks to the wonderful packing list Jenn has posted on Eat,Sleep,Run Disney. Seriously, I don’t know what I would do without this list – I have it printed out and I’m actually checking stuff off as I pack!
I sort of like to pack in stages. In Stage 1 I take out everything I may need and lay it all over the bedroom floor (my husband loves this part). Stage 2 is walking away from the packing for a day or so while I contemplate what it is I really need to bring with me. Stage 3 is revisiting the piles of clothes and slowly eliminating the things I decided I don’t need. Stage 4 is putting it in a suitcase and getting ready to go! (**Stage 5 is shoving in half of what I took out in Stage 3.)
Stage 1 Philly and Stage 1 Florida are done! (It’s a good thing my husband is out of town for work because he’d probably freak if he saw our bedroom floor right now.)