So this past weekend, I asked Steve to go ahead and get down the suitcases. Because I work all week, it's hard to get any attention to anything except on the weekend. I figured if we got the suitcases down now, I can get the non-clothing stuff packed as time allows. Because, y'all...there is a LOT of non-clothing stuff!
My mom was definitely the planner. And I got it honest. I am my mother's daughter. Weeks before vacation, clothes and shoes would go missing and turns out they would already packed away. A fond memory of my mother. :)
I have a bag of toiletries that stays packed. It has travel size shampoos, soaps, conditioners etc. Along with a whole set of makeup, brushes, combs, bandaids, cleansers, deoderant etc. Then when I get ready to go somewhere, I don't have to wait until the last minute to pack those very important to remember items!
When I hit hotels, I snag the travel size things there and bring them home to backfill my stash. I even have separate travel toothbrushes. So when I went to start packing, I was surprised to find how much stuff I actually already had.
You can see the corner of Jenna's suitcase in the left side of the photo. There's nothing in it yet except some critical items I have split up in case one of our suitcases gets lost. I think I'm going to have to get another big suitcase down, give that to Jenna and use Jenna's bigger bag (which is smaller than mine) for Kylie. I am pretty sure between the two of us we can check 4 total bags. Can any of you BTDT (been there done that) confirm? It's going to be a challenge for sure
But you know what??? I'm totally up for it!!!!