Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Packing Problems 101

So I am having a bit of a crisis.

This may not be news to some people, but in case you are wondering...I am a terrible packer.

I can never decide what I should pack when I go on a trip. Believe me, I am not one of those people who can pack lightly. Oh no. I decide to pack EVERYTHING in my closet because who knows? I may need it at some point.

I mean three pairs of jeans isn't ridiculous! They are all different colours and it's important that I bring them all. And I NEED to bring 8 dresses! What if I go to a party or a formal event and there is a theme or dress code! And 12 pairs of heels is pretty reasonable considering that I am leaving my flats at home....oh and I need to bring a screwdriver because what if I need to fix something? Or sew something.....should probably
bring my sewing machine as well. And you know, I am probably going to be eating a lot and I don't want to get out of shape so I have to bring all my athletic wear and maybe I can fit the treadmill in my bag if I push hard enough. And I cannot possibly leave without my bl-

See the problem?

The sad thing is that this is usually my thought process for a weekend away...
1.5 years on the other hand...yeah I am going to have a problem.

I honestly don't know why I even bother packing so much, when I always end up wearing jeans, sneakers and a sweatshirt *sigh* The worst thing is that I pack so much to ensure that I have multiple options and wont forget anything...when the reality of the situation is, that I almost always forget the most important things like underwear, socks, etc...

To make matters worse... in conjunction with being a terrible packer, I am also an awful procrastinator. Somehow these traits come hand in hand... because I have not started packing. I really probably should...considering I leave in a couple of days.

But really! How am I going to decide what to take and what to leave? I am going away for a I can't exactly forget anything because it will be ridiculous to ship it over...

I guess I don't need to worry about my electronics. Stupid European plugs. There should only be one type of plug used worldwide. Not this 5 or 6 different types just for Europe. What the hell? I need one for the UK (because the UK always has to be different ) one for 'Europe'...which really isn't Europe because only a few countries apply (Austria, Germany, France, etc...), one for Italy, and so on... It is so frustrating! How am I going to straighten my hair or curl it? #firstworldproblems (can I even Hashtag in blogger? Oh well, it's been done.)

I think what I really need is This Guy to teach me how to pack. He seems to know what he is doing, and this will definitely help me when I start backpacking across Europe.


So this is what I have come up with so far...

Safe to say I have given up for now...

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