I am a list person. I make to-do lists, idea lists, life lists, and, of course, pack lists! A few years ago I stumbled across this handy little travel checklist over at The Project Girl. Every time I’m going on a trip be it for a fourteen-day European excursion or a weekend jaunt home, I print this baby and get going!
After years of hand writing in a few necessities I felt missing from the list, I recently broke down and decided to recreate the list to specifically meet my needs. My changes are minimal…mainly I added a few items I often found myself forgetting, like my glasses and extra contact lenses. Shampoo and conditioner, jewelry, and a travel journal are other adds. Also, I changed diarrhea medicine and laxative to simply antacids. The idea of thinking of diarrhea before a trip just kinda took some of the excitement out of packing!
The design I left the same. I changed to color to match my luggage, but that’s about it. I didn’t want to rip off Project Girl, but if it’s not broke…
Do you use a pack list to get ready for a trip? Is there anything I’m missing? I’d be happy to make some adds if someone thinks of something that might be helpful for everyone! I’ve also licensed mine under the creative commons so feel free to add, remix, restyle as you please!
Enjoy this free printable and happy travels!
Lynn Osborne says
Love this list! I also have a list of things that need to be done before traveling, such as put a hold on the newspaper and mail, turn up the AC, turn off the water, etc.
Kendall Shiffler says
I just read your comment and realized I forgot to turn off the A/C…need to do that before I get out of town!
Where do you get those shoes? I need to pack those:)
Really like the ultimate pack list. As I get younger I’m having to do more lists so not to forget things. Thank you for sharing such a neat tool!