Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Packing, ugh...

I am not a neat packer. I am not an efficient packer. Give me a suitcase and I'll show you exactly what I mean. I see these demos on TV where "experts" demonstrate how to pack the "perfect suitcase."

  1. Roll up the underwear, ball up the socks, stick them in the shoes. Check and check
  2. Layers are key. Check
  3. Wear your heaviest clothes. (Check-ish; heavy clothes aren't fun to wear in the car, especially when your dad hates to use the AC for whatever reason he may have)
  4. Downsize toiletries. Check
Easy stuff right? Not for me. So what are my problems with this list?

First of all, it doesn't take into account pets who pack themselves along with your stuff:

I mean, really, what am I supposed to do when my girls literally pack themselves in with my clothes?

Once I clear the girls out of my room and out of my suitcase another problem arises. I pack way too much stuff. I start playing the What If game. What if its hot? What if its cold? What if we decide to go swimming? What if I want to go running? What if I'm having a bad hair day? What if I decide that pink really isn't my color?

So once I'm finally satisfied with what I've packed I have four pairs of pants/shorts, 7 shirts, 8 pairs of socks, 2 sets of pajamas, and 6 pairs of shoes for an weekend trip. This is to say nothing of the massive amount of toiletries that also find their way into my bag (including but not limited to make-up, shampoo/conditioner, hair dryer, hot rollers, and face wash).

I bring this up because my mom and I are planning to go to Charleston, SC this weekend. We're going to check out Charleston School of Law to see if its the kind of place I'd like to spend the next three years of my life. As a bonus, my aunt and cousins live just outside of Charleston. So I'll get to hang out with one of my favorite cousins - hey Ellen! (my other cousin Kerry is at UGA so she won't be there this weekend, bummer!).

Even though we're only going to be there for four days the bag that I have to pack is looming large - what to bring?

1 comment:

Lauren said...

Oh Ginger you silly girl, you don't need a round brush! You got all the fluff your fur can handle!