Don’t Wait until the Last Minute to Pack
Not many people like packing, but I’ve learned over the years to get it done earlier rather than wait until the last minute because inevitably, something will come up and you’ll get sidetracked and unfocused—or worse, you’ll wake up late and end up in a mad rush to catch your flight. And when you rush, you’re much more likely to forget something.
Don’t risk it, and pack in advance. And take your time doing it. I usually start piling stuff up in a corner a day or two before I leave and then place it all on the bed before the time comes to shove it in my bag.
For more packing help, here’s my post on 10 things you don’t need to pack. And here are my wife’s (pictured above) 12 best packing hacks that’ll help to keep you organized on the go.
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