So this weekend I wanted to take my mind off things and to do that I needed a huge task—packing.
And let’s face it, packing is much better than sorting out the huge mess that is currently my living room.
We’re going away for three weeks in the humid heat, with limited access to washing facilities (like we want to spend time washing when we could be doing something fun instead), so we have to pack a lot of stuff. Two large suitcases and two hand luggage cases to fill. And to not be overweight. This was going to be fun.
I started with my list of literally every single thing I could possibly think of. It was broken down into categories of
On there were things like umbrellas, wet wipes, ponchos, nail file, shower cap, etc. Every time I put an item in my bag, I ticked it off the list.
(All of our bedding was in the wash by the way. I don’t just sleep on a non-covered mattress.)
Mind. Blown. Bundle packing—it’s the future. I’ve tasted it!
So bundle packing is pretty simple. You create a “starter bundle” with clothes you don’t mind creasing (or in my case, a million ponchos) and wrap your clothes around it. The idea is that there are no hard creases, and so fewer wrinkles! Yippee!
Bundle before I started wrapping…
Bit of wrapping…
Bit more wrapping…
Next up was fitting in my hats. But of course, I’d have to get rid of the kitty who had decided that the suitcase was more comfortable than a bed.
I put my hats in upside down and so needed to fill the space underneath.
I did it slightly different this time and put my ponchos in a thinner line and rolled the t-shirts around it.
Et voila! Perfect.
I ended up doing three of the large bundles in the end. One for the smaller suitcase and two for the large one. Beware, though—they are dangerously heavy. I had to move some things around so they were within the weight limit. Surely there should be an “overall” weight per family? I’m still taking the same amount of stuff!
Sorry Rubycat—you can’t come with us. Look at that little sad face! She’s off to a cat hotel for three weeks so she can have a holiday of her own.
Five days to go…
Did you take an entire wardrobe with you on your honeymoon? Do you have any expert packing tips to share?