The packing continues! Our goal is to leave in 50 hours, 23 minutes. Not that I am counting! We are beach bound and heading to beautiful Hilton Head Island, SC!
I have two kids packed and two more to go. I also need to pack myself. I have learned that I always spend at least 2x as long on the kids as I do myself. My oldest daughter attended a birthday party a few weeks back at the American Girl Cafe. (It was too cute for words!) But I did spend longer getting "Charlotte" ready to go out for the afternoon than me. Who is Charlotte? She is my daughter's "just like me" American Girl Doll! I am hoping that by starting to pack early and sticking to my lists, I will avoid arriving at our destination with only 1/2 the things I actually need and scrambling at the drugstore/whatever store I can find to make up the difference! The last time we were in Hilton Head was in November a few years back. It was unseasonably warm and I didn't pack any shorts for myself. Of course, I could not find any there, any where, because it was November and who buys shorts in November! I'm sure I will be scrambling late Thursday night to get everything finished. Good thing Gray's is re-run once again!
In my family, there are two methods of packing - the rolling and the folding. I am a folder. Maybe it is from all of the year's I spent as a sales associate at GAP. The folding is ingrained! Back in the day, I could fold a perfect denim wall! My mother and sisters are rollers. They are convinced that by rolling you can actually get more in your suitcase and your clothes do not wrinkle. I am not convinced of this and we will have to have a suitcase challenge one of these days! I recently saw an interview with travel expert, Samantha Brown. She is a fan of folding and suggested using cubes in your suitcase to help keep your items neat and organized. She also suggested using every inch in your suitcase to pack in - in her empty purses she packed accessories and makeup. I'm going to try this! I will also add looking up these cubes to my list!
If you are a roller - let us know! Can you fit more in? Do your clothes wrinkle?
Have a great day!