We’re off to a vacation in a few days and I’ve been packing like crazy since the other day. While packing for one is quite easy, packing for a family is a bit of a challenge if you don’t have a list.
Have I packed their swimwears yet?
Does everyone have enough shirts for the trip?
Milk for the younger one? Milk for the older one?
Formal clothes for everyone? Make that two sets… Ooops!
To save me (and also you) from packing stress, I have come up with this checklist for packing for a trip.
Ha! It’s so unlike me actually. I would normally just throw in everything that I think I’d need in the luggage and just write in a scratch paper those that I still lack and add them later on. Well, it’s not that efficient now that I have to do it four times!
So, here’s a better way – Trip Packing Checklist. (FREE Printable at the end of the post)
After the title, I’ve put in a few lines of trip information like destination, number of days, and weather at the destination. I’ve also added in a field for swimming and formal events (e.g. weddings, cruise) as indicators of whether there’s a need to bring the appropriate clothes for them.
The list is then divided into these sections:
- General – generic stuffs like plane tickets, IDs/Passports, chargers, medicines, etc.
- Dad – All things for dad (or any male).
- Mom – All things for mom (or any female).
- For the Kids – General things for kids like diapers, milk bottles and powder, toys, etc.
Note: If you’re not a mom nor a dad, you can still use this list. Just print out the front page, fill in the one for dad if you’re a male or the one for mom if you’re a female and then ignore the Kids section.
At the back are the itemised lists for each child. You can fill in the child’s name on the blank provided. 3 can fit in a page. If you need more, just print some more of this back page. 🙂
I’ve made just one list for both male and female. I just added dresses and jewelries at the last line to include what girls may need.
For the itemised list (dad, mom, and child), each has a blank space after the checkbox where the quantity can be added. It’s a good way to keep track of how many things you’ve brought and if they are enough for your entire trip.
Download Page 1
Download Page 2
Guidelines in Printing:
- Download the files (Right click, Save Image As)
- Open the files with your choice of photo viewer.
- Hit Print to open Print dialog.
- Set paper settings to Letter (8.5″x11″)
- Set Fit to Paper
- Print front page. Same steps for the back page.
Try it out and let me know if I missed anything. Happy packing! 🙂