Josh Christophersen

Reign In Life

A Simple Travel Packing List So You Won’t Forget Anything

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This is a packing list I’ve been using and tweaking for about twenty years. I love it because when I use it I don’t forget anything and it takes away the need to rack my brain trying to figure out if I’m missing anything. If I follow the list I can leave confident that I have everything I need.

Clothes

  • Socks
  • Underwear
  • Shirts
  • Pants & Shorts
  • Dress Clothes
  • Swimming Suits
  • Pajamas
  • Jackets
  • Sweatshirts
  • Hats
  • Belts
  • Shoes
  • Sandals/Crocs

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shaving Cream
  • Shaver
  • Sunscreen
  • Lotion
  • Glasses
  • Contacts
  • Extra Contacts
  • Contact Solution
  • Face Cleaner
  • Chapstick
  • Powder
  • Makeup
  • Ibuprofen/Tylenol
  • Medication
  • Hand Wipes
  • Birth Control
  • Feminine Hygiene Products
  • Insect Repellant
  • Towels
  • Wash Cloths

To Do List

  • Get Cash
  • Buy Snacks/Beverages
  • Hold Mail
  • Check Fluids
  • Get Gas
  • Empty Garbages
  • Water Plants
  • Buy/Organize Music
  • Check Fridge
  • Get Ice
  • Turn Down Heat/AC

Miscellaneous

  • Bible
  • Books
  • Pen/Pencil
  • Maps
  • Hotel Info
  • Wallets
  • Money
  • Toll Money
  • Extra Car Key
  • Sunglasses
  • Watch
  • Jewelry
  • Pocket Knife
  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Laundry Bag
  • Fan
  • Jumper Cables
  • Umbrella

Food & Water

  • Snacks
  • Soda
  • Water
  • Water Bottles
  • Ice Packs
  • Coolers
  • Vitamins

Recreation

  • Golf Discs
  • Golf Clubs
  • Beach Stuff
  • Beach Towels
  • Floatation Devices
  • Life Jackets
  • Fishing Poles
  • Games

Kids Stuff

  • Diapers
  • Wipes
  • Extra Nuks
  • Pack Nā€™ Play
  • Blankets
  • Eating Chairs
  • Bottles
  • Nursing Pump
  • Books & Toys
  • Stroller
  • Bug Net
  • Hair Stuff
  • Monitor
  • Bassinet
  • Swing
  • Night Light
  • Bibs
  • Walker

Electronics

  • Camera
  • Camera USB
  • Camera Charger
  • iPod
  • iPod Charger
  • Headphones
  • Hands Free Headset
  • Headset USB
  • Headset Charger
  • Computer/Tablet
  • Computer/Tablet Power Cord
  • Computer Mouse
  • Cell Phone
  • Cell Phone Charger
  • Cell Phone USB
  • Cell Phone Bluetooth
  • Car Outlet Adapter
  • Flashlights
  • Travel Alarm
  • DVDs
  • Portable DVD Player

What am I missing?

(Image Credit: National Archief)

About Josh Christophersen

Josh is a software engineer, church planter, and blogger with a passion for helping people do their life well. He lives in KC with his wife and 7 kids.

2 Replies

  1. That’s quite a list!! Do you have a few versions of it that you use regularly? If you’re only going on an overnighter or a weekend trip you can probably leave your flotation device at home! šŸ™‚

  2. This is my only version. The first thing I do is cross off everything that is irrelevant for the particular trip I’m going on. Then I work through the rest of the list. Every trip is different, so I don’t know how I would make different lists. I just keep one with everything I’d ever need. šŸ™‚

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