Inside: This free printable packing list has both filled out and blank editable versions to help you start any trip more organized, under control, and relaxed because you will be less likely to forget anything! ⟹
You would think that going to the Walmart in every town I visit was on my vacation bucket list. Because it never fails someone in my family forgets something and we end up there (I can attest they are all very similar.)
This packing list form I created for myself so I could avoid some of these emergency shopping trips.
And I’m all too happy to share it with you so you can skip some of the beginning-of-the-vacation store runs. (Unless you are into visiting all of the Walmarts, no judgment.)
I am a list nerd, so of course my answer was another list! I LOOOVE to make lists for everything (just ask my husband).
At any given time I have multiple to-do lists going. One for quick things to be accomplished that day. One for more lengthy projects, a list of errands for the day, a list of things I’m on the lookout for while shopping, shopping lists for multiple stores, a list of things to accomplish within the current year, and the “list” goes on and on (pun intended!)
If I don’t write it down, it doesn’t stay in my brain … do you have that problem too?
That photo above is what my packing list currently looks like. I list things for different kinds of trips (like swimsuits or coats) so they don’t all apply every time.
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Two packing list printables for you to choose from.
One of the printables is my current list of suggestions of things I might need. You can use it as is or as a starting point for ideas of what you want to include in your own customized version!
I also made a second blank editable version that you can fill in and customize for yourself in a PDF editor.
I included this version because your list of what you usually pack could be much different than mine and I’m sure you will find having a go-to list makes packing so much less of a pain! You could even make one for each member of your family that you have to pack for.
Customize the packing list by trip.
My packing list changes over time and by trip. I will occasionally update it and print a fresh one. But for specific things by event, I like to keep the packing list in a sheet protector like this:
This allows me to make notes on it, cross things out, and check things off with a fine tip dry erase marker. When I’m done I just wipe it clean for the next trip!
You can find both of these printables in the subscribers-only library down in the footer menu.
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I hope this packing list helps you stress less about packing. I know it makes it easier for me to get this not-so-fun but necessary part of a vacation done and feel like everything is taken care of so I can enjoy my trip!
Tell the Walmart greeter in your town I said hello. Hopefully, now I won’t be visiting them.
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