Packing Checklist

Here is a list of things that need to be packed or done:

  • Suspend magazine subscriptions.
  • Transfer enough money around to pay automatic bills.
  • Remove unnecessary cards from wallet.
  • Throw out the garbage. Coming back to a rotting bin is disgusting.
  • Empty out coffee grinds
  • Mobile phone
  • Mobile phone charger
  • Power adapters, depending on where you are travelling
  • Top-up your mobile phone and turn on roaming. Take extra sims depending on where you are going.
  • Bring leftover notes and coins from last trip.
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Face towel
  • deodorant
  • Shaver
  • small bottles of shampoo / liquid soap
  • Extra proof of address for hire car (not just driver's license).
  • If in the UK, the counterpart for the hire car
  • Laptop
  • laptop USB headset, in case you want to make skype calls
  • laptop mouse
  • electronic keys for banking, share trading, VPNs
  • tweezers
  • decent earphones and adapter for watching movies on the plane
  • earplugs for noise reduction
  • pillow
  • pen
  • camera
  • turn off heater
  • turn off gas, electricity at power points, but remember fridge and freezer should be left on.
  • shutdown computers
  • Tickets for each mode of transport, a paper and electronic copy.
  • Accommodation information, a paper and electronic copy.
  • tooth brush
  • tooth floss
  • trimming scissors
  • finish all food
  • do dishes
  • Airline membership cards so you can access the lounge.
  • Setup out of office notifications for your email.
  • slippers
  • hair spray
  • band aids
  • bring old notes to donate
  • medication
  • sync passwords to laptop
  • Passports
  • watch and charger
  • swimmers