Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Procrastinator's Guide to Packing.


1) What are you waiting for?! Pack now!!!

2) Seriously though, tell yourself that you're leaving THREE days before your actual departure date. That way you leave yourself one day of last minute packing, another for cleaning the mess and last minute visit from friends, and another day for packing in all the extra stuff you found while you were cleaning.


3) Step three would say to make a checklist, but who are we kidding?


4) At least make sure the stuff you packed matches.

5) Don't forget about shoes. Your new years resolution for working out isn't exactly going to work out if you're only bringing heels. And your cute outfit you planned for the theater isn't going to work with sneakers (unless that's the look you're going for). Trust me. I've fallen into both traps.

6) Always have a pen handy in your carry-on.


7) LEAVE ROOM IN YOUR SUITCASE, FOR GOD'S SAKE. No need to over stuff things. Always have extra space in case you go shopping and don't go over the weight limit.


8) Do yourself a favor and have a carry on that wheels around. Even if you don't want to be one of
those people. They make good foot rests anyways.

9) Double check for all your paperwork: ID, passport (if necessary), ticket, flight information, etc.

10) Don't forget to put your liquids in a sandwich bag. Security will bite your head off.



I'm packing for Chicago. Once again, I will be pulling an all-nighter to get all this packing done. And even after making this list, my lesson isn't learned. After all, I'm blogging when I should be getting my ass in gear.


LAST NOTE: THANKS SO SO SOOOOOO MUCH TO ALL OF YOU GUYS WHO STOP BY AND READ STEAMPUNK DOLLS!!! We've got 20 followers now :D
xo, Alexi

27 comments:

  1. this is so fun!
    I've planned for my beach holiday next month, can I pack now? :P

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  2. so cool...nice posting :)
    thanks for u're sweet comment :)

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  3. the packing guide is cool. learn many from u. :)
    and happy holiday :)

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  4. Gosh! I don't envy you. I hate packing. And you're right, it requires a whole different level of organization!

    Have a great trip though!

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  5. Thanks a lot for your comment and for following! You made a post about Deborah Lippmann nail lacquer. I was looking at their website to get the Happy Birthday lacquer but unfortunately it is sold out =( Have you an idea where I can get it? Or a similar one?

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  6. oh i hate packing especially bc i'm always so last minute in doing so. but these are good tips!
    link exchanges are for your blogroll-some blogs have long lists of other blogs they read and they put a link up (does that make sense? lol)

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  7. love that first photo! fun post.
    glad to be one of the 20 followers :D

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  8. me=procrastination great post, i needed it!lol!

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  9. then you're just like your mother ;)
    my parents think I'm new for this O_O haha, well, pretty soon I'm going to college \ o /

    ps 1. I loved the tips! I will follow!
    ps 2. 21 ;)
    xo, v.

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  10. im a sucker for packing.. i always over pack..hahha
    thanks for the lovely comments darling.
    appreciate the time you took to visit my blog !
    keep posting up great inspirations..
    x. Michelle..
    glisters and blisters :D

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  11. Hello Alexi!

    Thank you, thank, thank you, for being my 100th follower! A milestone truly ...

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  12. i don't hate packing as much as i hate un-packing..hehehe.

    one tip: don't just make sure the stuff u bring matches, make sure there are sets (outfits) per day..hehehehe.

    and yeah, thrifting takes patience..and a bit of luck..hehe.

    thanks for dropping by my blog!
    hope to see u there more often!
    gizellefaye.blogspot.com

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  13. hehe thanks for the tips! I am sometimes bad but getting better at it :)

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  14. Great guide! I'm so bad at packing!

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  15. just stumble on your blog. wow, you are going to Chicago? i'm so jealous! my brother lives there and i haven't been to his place there ver since he left. anyway, i hope you had a good trip!

    and i'll keep in mind those tips. pack wisely! good luck! :)

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  16. hahahaha love the first picture
    xo

    fashionicing.blogspot.com

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  17. I am the worst. I ALWAYS wait until right before I'm supposed to leave. It's so bad!

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  18. i was looking at your profile and you live in the chicago area too!

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  19. oh no worries girl i'm the worst packer. literally throw everything in last minute and hope for the best

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  20. Thanks for the advice! i'll have to keep it in mind next time I go somewhere :)


    clothedmuch.blogspot.com

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  21. OMG, I can't tell you how much I hate packing! Especially now with all the whacky TSA rules... it all makes me want to stay in NY forever and never go anywhere unless it's by train or bus.

    Worst thing about packing is also that you never, never learn from past mistakes... arrrggh. :D

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  22. Haha - I love this! I always pack at the last minute. Seriously, like two hours before I have to leave. And then I over pack and bring everything I might need and I forget to leave room for souvenirs!

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  23. This was so good and so helpful. Going to Thailand next weekend and must remember to pack light to make room for shoppppping! Wonderful read.

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  24. I am the worst packer ever... am on a road trip right now (not without my macbook!) and I totally overpacked and my boyrfriend hates me. Cute post + pic!!

    http://www.carolineginthecity.blogspot.com

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  25. you know what? when I am travelling I bring with me very old, unwanted pieces of clothes that I wear once and then bin them and have an excuse to buy something new! it's funny, crazy, if you travel very far, none of your friends would see your (awful) look, but you will look so glam when back!!!
    It's a crazy way to make room for new stuff in your closet!!!

    Olivia
    http://longuette.blogspot.com

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  26. packing is the bane of my existence (-:

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