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packing list opener

Since Alex was a baby, I’ve been keeping a single Word file with all our packing lists for trips. It is really cute to look back and see the days when he was a few months old and all I had these elaborate lists of diapers, onesies, blankets, bottles, burp cloths, toys, pacifiers, etc., versus now when I’m getting ready for our trip next week and it’s: sunblock rashguards toy dinosaurs and portable dvd player. Plus it’s nice to see all the places we’ve been as a family, and it’s the closest I’ve been able to get to keeping a travel journal!

 

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  1. Posted by: Jessica

    I have a hand-written old school list in a notebook. I’ve had it since our first trip with our 1st daughter at 8 weeks and she just turned 9. Great minds!

  2. Posted by: Adina Chelouche

    That is brilliant because the insane details really trigger the memory. In fact, your packing lists have meaning for me too. Now I print packing list 3 times with gender disclaimers such as “If Julia, then 2 skirts”, hand it to the kids and have them pack themselves. They check off each thing, including, Ipod chargers, books and pencils etc. and have rarely forgotten anything.

  3. I have this same list, though mine is a Google doc, so I can pull it up anywhere. It’s a lifesaver.

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