I am not the neatest person in the world. Even here at my hotel I need to shove things into a drawer or the closest when the housekeeper wants to clean.
When traveling, however, I prefer to stay neat and organized. I do that with the aid of a packing list and packing accessories such as cubes, folders and sacs.
Normally, I group things, like the list on the left, into categories. But I’m thinking of doing something different for long-term travel.
Once I’m completely packed and ready to go, I’ll take inventory of everything I have and list them under the packing accessory they’re in.
As an example, I might list:
Travelon Packing Squares (blue)
This way, when I pack up, I’ll know where everything goes and will have less of a chance to leave anything because I’ll have the list and be able to check that each “container” has all the items in that it’s supposed to have. It seems to me that it’s a way to not just stay organized but also efficient.
What do you think? Good idea? Too complicated? Already doing this?
Regarding the above mentioned Travelon Packing Squares, I recently found these in a local luggage shop. I liked them enough that I ordered a second set from Amazon. (Be aware, if you order them from Amazon, they will more than likely be a different set of colors. ) They come in a set of three.
One side is dark and the other is mesh. Great for electronics or smaller items. And easy for airport security to look at the items without having to unpack.