As a child, we would go camping as a family and my mother had a printed 3 column list that she would set out and we would cross things off as we added them to the car/camper, or if we decided that we would not be taking the item. I remember there being one word in ALL CAPS at the top of each column, but I can’t remember what the three words were.
Yesterday we had a 2+ hour meeting to discuss all primary students’ scores and since I only teach upper primary, I had a lot of free time during the lower primary discussions. So I made my own packing list. 3 columns, as the Lord intended, but different types of items. We didn’t take Indonesian rupiah on trips to Mohican State Park.
Who has horrible printing handwriting? Me! Pick me! Also, I wrote on that page upside down. That right there is the work of a college graduate and a teacher.
I puzzled out which of the three bags I’m taking that things have to be in. And since some things need to be spread across all three bags I have a system of doing the largest bag first and then taking the remaining items down the line. Basically the purse gets the stuff that no one else wants. Poor baby.
The bummer of it is that I could have taken the list home last night and be done today, but I accidentally left it on my desk. So tonight, this is what I’ll be up to. Obviously, some of these things I’m still using until Saturday night, but the vast majority will be put in order this evening. Basically, I hate the act of packing so much that I spent an hour to take all the thinking out of it so that all I’m really doing is following directions. We’ll see if it works. If it does, I might make my own printed 3 column list.