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Bullet Journal Packing Lists

Packing for a weekend trip let alone a week ling vacation can be so overwhelming. I have a solution to not only make planning your packing list fun, but that also makes it pretty and useful. After using my digital bullet journal for some time now I have created a number of different packing lists from week long trips to weekend trips. This blog post not only gives you ideas of what to pack, but also how to organize your items into categories. These spreads vary from simple and functional spreads, to fully decorated, yet still functional spreads.
As I have mentioned before on the blog I plan digitally, using an iPad and the application GoodNotes and Bargain Depot Stylus 2 Pack from Amazon. Currently I am still using GoodNotes 4. If you are curious to why I plan digitally you should check out my blog post Switching to a Digital Planner-Paperless Planning.

Spread #1

This first spread is the one I used when packing for a week long trip to Okaboji Lake in the summer of 2018. As you can see I broke the different items into categories. This is a tip that I have for anyone who is making a packing list. I not only find it easier when figuring out what I want to bring, but also find it useful when it comes to actually gathering everything to pack. This spread is simple and focuses on the bold yellow color of the header. If your journal style includes doodles then there is definitely room to do just that. 

Spread #2

This next spread is more creative and took more time to create, but I loved the end result so who am I to complain. This was my packing list for my weekend trip with my mom to go see the broadway musical Hamilton. I included Hamilton quotes to the suitcase to mimic luggage stickers. Like the first spread I organized my packing items into categories. One positive to planning digitally using GoodNotes is that you can copy and past a page and use it again and again.

Spread #3

The third spread was the one I used for Thanksgiving break 2018. To stick with fall colors I used red, oranges and browns. If I would recommend one layout for you to try it would be this one. It is so versatile because you can easily change the quote or add your location to the suitcase and change the title and corner decor to match the season or vacation destination. There is plenty of room at the top to experiment with different fonts and hang-lettering.

Spread #4

As you can see from this spread I used the same layout from the last spread but changed the designs and color scheme and removed the suitcase. This spread was used for my December trip to New Port to visit family. Even though I was celebrating Christmas I wanted to stay away from the traditional Christmas decor, you will see why in the next spread. That is why I went with holly branches and berries. With this spread I also added a to do list for before I left my apartment and a to do list for when I got to my mom's house. I think this is a great addition to a packing list because it has everything you need to get ready for a trip all in one spread.

Spread #5

This next packing list is the one I used for when I was traveling to celebrate Christmas at my Grandmother's house for actually Christmas Day. I went with a more whimsical and sophisticated decor style. I did use the traditional red and green, but decorated with pine. This spread also included a rand category for things I had to get done either at my apartment or at my mom's house.

Spread #6

This spread is the packing list that I created for my sister. This year we are spending spring break apart :( , she is going to Texas and I am going to New Port. With this spread you can see what it looks like before you are done packing with the boxes unchecked. Since she is going somewhere warm I went with a sunny and bright color scheme. She already had her outfits picked out we decided to just list her clothes by the day instead of each clothing item like I usually do. 

Spread #7

This last spread is my packing list for spring break. I am going to New Port and its not supposed to be as sunny for me so I decorated this spread with a doodle of a sun behind a cloud. Other than that the two spring break spreads are quite similar. 

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