Thursday, December 18, 2008

All Packed Up

I'm ready for our winter 2008 trip to Taiwan, Hawaii, and California!

Packing was a pain as usual, since we had to pack for weather ranging from the 30s to the 80s. For some reason, both K and I packed dressier clothes this time instead of the usual jeans & tees. Hopefully I don't get lazy and just resort to wearing the same comfy thing over and over while on the trip -- this is what I usually end up doing when it is hot!

Anyways, I always knew that I'm really dependent on Excel - it seems like I can't think outside of it. So when I started a packing list for this trip, I ended up relying on trusty ol' Excel again to organize my thoughts. Check it out. . .

The top section lists the packed items by category, the middle section details out the outfits with winter layering options, and the bottom section helped me make sure I had the appropriate outfits for travel & party days. The bottom section also helped me roughly estimate how many outfits I needed for the other days -- I doubt I'll strictly follow the schedule, but it should save me some time in the mornings. This packing method really helped me to make sure I didn't overpack! It was also a lot easier to use Excel than to make scribbles on a notepad.

Winter 08 Pkg List 2

I usually wear jeans/sneakers for flights, so it'll be interesting how my boots & tunic/dress & legging combo goes tomorrow - it better be comfy because I'll be stuck with that outfit for over 24 hours! Did you know that I used to wear shorts, tees & slippas on flights? So weird, now thinking about it.

Hope you all enjoy the holidays, and take it easy!

5 comments:

Miyu said...

You're my super-organized-OCD twin! What an excellent system...have a great time on your trip and hope you find more great stuff at the Taiwan night market!

yulanda said...

I like wearing dresses on the plane because of the no waist-band factor. Jeans are not very comfortable! And for long flights, I like to bring a pair of slippers with me in my carry-on. I always switch out to slippers after I'm on the plane :)

Have a safe & wonderful trip!

Lilo said...

WoW... so organized. I just pile clothes onto my bed and try to fit everything in my suitcase. haha. As hard as I try, I can never plan my outfits that far in advance; it's always, how do I feel today type of thing.

I usually wear sweats/pajamas on the plane... I like to be as comfortable as possible....and then I may bring a change of clothes for when we land at the destination. It makes me feel better to wear different clothes after being in the same set for however many hours.

Isis said...

Have a wonderful trip! Happy holidays!

virginia said...

i made flash cards with little drawings of each item, but that was only once...too much work. usually i just do drawings of all the pieces, and accessories.

yikes, i thought i was the only one...