Sunday, 20 October 2019

20 steps of packing | Danielle

Ready, steady, go!
2 weeks ago my Aupair life changed I was six months into my year-long contract. Then school started for my 2nd-grade host kid and her schedule got busy. So out of the blue, I was told I needed to find a new family. I was obviously very upset, I loved my host kid. But all good things must come to an end and in just a few days I will be moving to a new city with a new family!!

Ready for a new start, oh yeah!
I am very excited for a fresh start and look forward to blogging all about my new life! But for today I want to discuss packing. I had 2 weeks to pack 6 months of my life into 3 bags. It was no easy task that's for sure! So here is a quick checklist of you are in the same boat!

  1. Put your room back how it was when you arrived. Be kind to your family, help them as much as possible with your room. 
  2. Get rid of the clothes. You don't wear all the clothes in your closet. Get rid of them. Extra points if you can part with knick-knacks and other things!
  3. Invest in vacuum seal bags for your clothes. It takes out all the air and compresses your clothes making it a lot easier to pack in. 
  4. Check out travel options before you pack. If you want a quick trip on a plane you're going to have to get creative if you're on a budget! I opted to keep all my bags and take a train instead.
  5. Realize that you still have to much junk and freak out that you'll have nowhere to keep it. 
  6. Throw out more clothes and stuff.
  7. Repack.
  8. Realize you forgot something and unpack.
  9. Repack.
  10. Repack again after doing laundry.
  11. Sit in bed eating instead of packing. 
  12. …..
  13. Someone help…..
  14. .. I have no clue what I'm doing….
  15. For real…
  16. Pack bags inside of bags inside of bags. I currently have a purse inside a backpack inside a suitcase. 
  17. Be sure you can carry everything yourself.
  18. Give your host kid things you couldn't fit, they will love it.
  19. Resist the urge to unpack and repack again… 
  20. Have a wonderful trip because you packed early and it was SO easy😍


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