Small Lists Can Go a Long Way
Each Friday, we’re featuring a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from Terry L. from Amarillo, TX, who builds on the thoughts of a past reader by saying:
“I was able to pack quickly and efficiently because of frequent travel in my previous job. After several nightmare experiences of forgetting to pack important items and forgetting important errands, I began to dread travel. In self-defense, I created ‘To Do’ and ‘To Take’ list in the Notes application on my phone. I now begin updating both lists as soon as a new trip is planned.
The ‘To-Do’ list includes tasks such as checking the luggage for damage, filling prescriptions, boarding the dog and having mail and deliveries stopped. The ‘To Take’ list includes everything we need to pack for the trip. We even update the lists during the trip if we realize we forgot something because the list will be used again each time we travel. I also keep flight, car rental and hotel information to the list as well because the info is easy to access on the phone when a confirmation number is needed.
Now that we’ve used the lists for a while, it only takes a few minutes to tweak the lists for each new trip because most items don’t change. When travelling, we are now more relaxed and less stressed and rarely forget anything because of our ‘To Do’ and ‘To Take’ lists. It was well worth the short investment of time to bring joy back to travelling.”
Any tip that brings “joy back to travelling” is one worth paying attention to. Thanks for sharing, Terry!
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