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Door Countaaaayyy

Toiletries and personal care

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Mouthwash
  • Floss
  • Tongue cleaner
  • Soap or shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Nail clipper
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Hair styling products
  • Hair styling tools
  • Cotton swabs
  • Tissues
  • Shaving kit
    products + gear
  • Body lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Hand sanitizer or antibacterial wipes
  • Bath towel
  • Perfume

Personal items

  • Glasses
  • Sunglasses
  • Contact lenses
    + case + solution
  • Watch
  • Keys
  • Wallet
  • Garmin

Documents and money

  • Photo ID
    - driver's license
  • Cash or travelers cheques
  • Credit cards
  • Medical insurance card
  • Maps and guides
  • Copies of itinerary and reservations
  • Membership cards
    - auto club, frequent flyer, etc.
  • Business cards
  • Emergency phone numbers

Luggage and security

  • Luggage
  • Luggage name tags
  • Luggage locks
  • Travel safe
  • Neck wallet or money belt or waist bag

Gadgets

  • Cell phone
  • Sport gadgets
  • Laptop
  • Digital camera
  • Video camera
  • MP3 player
  • Headphones
  • E-book reader
  • Battery chargers
  • Extra batteries
  • Extra memory cards for digital camera
  • Travel alarm clock

Clothing

  • Socks
  • Slippers
  • PJs
  • Bathrobe
  • Loungewear
  • Activewear
  • Headwear
    - hat, baseball cap, bandana, visor
  • Formalwear
  • Shoes
  • Outerwear
  • Handkerchiefs
  • Personal selection of clothes

Food and drink

  • Snack
  • Chewing gum or mints
  • Bottled water
  • Candy

Medicine

  • Small first aid kit
    band-aid + antibacterial cream + pain reliever + antacid
  • Prescription medications
  • Birth control
  • Vitamins or supplements
  • Motion sickness pills
  • Allergy medicine

Extras

  • Garbage bags for dirty clothes
  • Lint roller
  • Pre-paid phone card
  • Binoculars
  • Sewing kit
  • Safety pin
  • Umbrella
  • Sturdy notebook and pen
  • Book or magazine
  • Earplugs
  • Sink stopper
    + clothesline
  • Copy of this packing list
    - lest you should leave something when you pack for the return trip
  • Swiss Army knife

Miscellaneous

  • Car emergency kit
    Jumper cables, tow cable, roadside flares, reflective triangle, tire inflator, air compressor, first aid kit, flashlight and extra batteries, roll of duct tape, multitool, work gloves, etc.

To do

  • Charge all batteries
  • Service car and fill up tank
  • Put mail on hold or arrange for mail pick-up
  • Make photocopies of travel docs and itineraries
  • Get cash from ATM
  • Check weather at destination
    http://www.weather.com/
  • Prepare all clothes
    - dry clean, wash, press
  • Upload music to MP3 player
  • Pay bills
  • Set TiVo or VCR to record programs
  • Clear answering machine
  • Set up auto email response
  • Adjust AC to save energy
  • Turn off appliances and electronic devices
  • Clean out perishables from fridge
  • Water plants or arrange for plants to be watered while you are away
  • Make arrangements for pets to be fed
  • Take out garbage
  • Put lights on timer