Have you ever had luggage show up late or been to your destination to realize you don’t have the basics of what you need? Have you gone on vacation or to your assignments and realized you brought too much stuff? This goes with my YouTube video: Here’s my basic packing list:
Things I do:
Pack for just 7 days.
Have a set of dress casual clothes for day 1 at work.
Have my laptop and phone fully charged and have the cables.
Pack imperative items for the first day of work in my carry-on luggage.
Have all my assignment details either memorized or printed. It’s horrible to get in the rental car and not know where your going because your phone died as you were listening to that amazing audio-book on the plane.
Have something you love to do with you.
If you work out everyday but forgot your favorite gear. That will make you alter your routine or put you in a funk from the beginning.
Make sure you unpack on arrival and know exactly what you have to go to work with in the morning. Take the time to have your paperwork printed and ready to go.
Follow a routine so when you are packing you have checked your list and not just brought everything from home that you won’t use.
Don’t over analyze and pack for unlikely contingencies. Pack your everyday items for one week.