I have a week-long vacation coming up in about a week and a half, so I wanted to make a packing list in my bullet journal to start thinking about what I need. I think it's helpful to think about what I need to pack at least a week in advance because then I have time to go out and buy things that I need and make sure outfits that I'm packing are clean. Plus, I'm just a planner and like planning things more in advance than maybe the average person does :) So, while it may not be exhaustive, here is what I came up with for my bullet journal packing list!
Right away, I knew I wanted to add some cute details to this page so that it's not just another plain list page in my bullet journal. I started with doing an outline of a plane to put the title of my page. Then I decided to break my packing list into categories and mark each category with a simple suitcase. The categories that jumped out to me were clothes, toiletries, shoes, and my carry on. I started with the categories that I knew would need the most room on top, and then put the categories that I knew I had fewer items for on the bottom with less room. As I started working, I realized I could've easily made this a 2-page spread. However, I knew I didn't need to get SUPER detailed for my list, so I stuck to one page.
Now some people want to break down a packing list into specifics, such as listing exact items of clothing. For myself, I know I don't need to be that specific. I stuck with figuring out general numbers of types of clothing. I did decide what specific shoes I would pack and added those to the list. I also got somewhat specific with toiletries, however, you can see I just wrote "makeup" as one item, which involves a whole bag of things. I just wrote whatever came to mind! I'll keep adding to my list as I think of things, and possibly have to add some sticky notes in categories that I don't have any more room. It's times like these that I remind myself that my BUJO doesn't have to be perfect!
I'm hoping that making this list will help me with my overpacking problem. I frequently end up with the "HEAVY" caution tag attached to my suitcase, which I feel like just shames us over packers! I guess we'll just have to see how I do once I start packing...