How Do You Do That: Packing Edition

**Somehow I wrote this post and then it deleted…Maybe because wordpress got confused with an older post I did….Click here, for a picture-less description of how I pack.

First I make a pile of clothes (not pictured, because I’m at work and the clothes are on my bedroom floor at home.)

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My Packing List for #hls13

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Then I make a schedule, and tag certain outfits. From there I make categories.

Bottoms, Tops and how many sports bras I need (click here for an embarrassing story about traveling and sports bras.

I took a quick look at the weather. It looks like we’ll need some rain gear and cold weather clothes for the evening.

Minneapolis Weather for #HLS13Plus, conference rooms are always a little chilly, so I’ll have at least 1 if not 2 scarves packed!

How early do you start packing for a trip? If you are a late packer, please tell me how you do it!



  1. I travel a lot for work, so usually I’m pretty good about remembering everything critical. However, on a recent work trip, I forgot pants. ๐Ÿ™‚ (OK, I wore a dress on my drive, and I had yoga pants and running shorts, but there were no jeans or any other work acceptable bottoms in my suitcase.) So I made a quick trip to Wal-mart (one of the only stores in the small town I was in) and found a pair of Lei Khakis (one of the only non-jeggings / non-capris / non-shorts options). While the khakis worked, they weren’t my usual style, so now, I double-check that I have packed pants! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. I always have to make a list of what I need to pack so I can check things off. I start he list early, but I don’t usually pack until the night before a trip.

  3. Omg we are packing twins because I do these EXACT steps!!! Only difference is that I check the weather before making the daily list. When I’m packing long term, I’m usually going home, and the weather difference between Connecticut and Louisiana is huge, so I have to check the weather to even know where I should start.

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