(Closed) Worried that I’m going to forget something before we leave on vacation

posted 8 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
605 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010 - Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay

my contacts and eyeglasses are essential! i can’t buy those at a drugstore–almost everything else you can replace on the fly, but not contacts, eyeglasses, and come to think of it any prescription medication. i don’t care if i forget all my clothes and walk around naked, i want to be able to see!

Post # 5
2859 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011 - Bartram's Garden

Make a list, and add to it as you think of things. Then, just pack everything on the list.

Post # 6
2015 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2009

One of us always forgets our cell phone charger, which is bad! Good thing we both use the same phone, so if one forgets, hopefully the other remembered.

For some reason, I always forget deodorant. Not sure why. Luckily, though, you can buy that anywhere.

Post # 7
2397 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

Just remember to take things that you can’t buy elsewhere.  Such as: plane tickets, ID, passport, medicine, phone, debit/credit cards…. anything else is replaceable to an extent: clothes, makeup, cell phone charger, even underwear 🙂

This is what I tell myself, otherwise, I have the tendency to drive myself NUTS over if I forgot something!

Post # 9
1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I usually forget weird things like:

Eye Makeup Remover



Socks (because I don’t often wear them)



Post # 10
2781 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

What I do is I always pack my toiletries bag a couple days early. I travel quite a bit so I have spare travel toothpaste, toothbrush, deo, and cotton buds packed all the time. I usually chuck in some disposable razors for FH (and me if I forget) and his spare deo and a small travel brush. We also have about 3 chargers so I usually pack my extra one because we can always divert his calls to my phone if he forgets his charger and the battery starts to run out.

Make a list. Keep it on your fridge for the next couple days. Every time you think of something you’ll need add it to the list and before you go make sure you do a check to make sure you have everything 🙂 But I always think that it’s worth setting open a suitcase and chucking some underwear and socks in there a few days before you’ll do any packing 😉

Post # 11
818 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

Make a list of everything you use on a daily basis. Like, keep a piece of paper in your pocket and add to it as you go about your day. That way you’ll know about all that you need for a regular day. Just a thought!

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