Because I’ll be gone for quite some time, I’ll be working over this next week to cross as many items off my to-do list as possible so I can truly zen out as soon as I land in Europe. From packing lists to house chores, there’s a lot to be done and I’m listing it all out below.
Itinerary: I take my itineraries reallyyyyy seriously (as I’m sure you could tell from my recent Mexico City travel diary). While I’ve already made a huge dent in our Europe plan, I’ll be spending these next few days browsing Instagram and various blogs to make the perfect travel itinerary. Packing: Packing can be a long and daunting process, I’m not going to lie! To help it seem a bit more manageable, I like to break it up into chunks. First, I’ll start by making a comprehensive packing list filled with all of the clothes, accessories, and toiletries I want to bring with me. From there, I’ll know just what I need to buy to get ready for the trip (looking at you, sun dresses). Finally, I’ll dedicate an entire afternoon to the actual packing process. For a complete packing tutorial, check out this post.
House Chores: Though house chores may be the last thing you want to think about while gearing up for a vacation, just think about how good it will feel coming back to a perfectly clean home and bed sheets. At least that’s what keeps me motivated 🙂 Amidst all of the cleaning I’ll be doing, I’ll also reach out to my neighbors to see if they can water our plants and check our mail once a week.