“Learn step-by-step how to prepare your Trip Lists that will help to give you a reputation as the smartest person in the room”.
By: John D. Gaskell, author of:
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My Trip Lists (Part 19 of a multi-part article)
I have provided the following three “Trip Lists”.
- Trip Preparation List
- Trip Packing List
- Trip Last-Minute Reminders
None of these trip lists will cause you to be perceived to be “The Smartest Person in the Room.” But, they will simplify your life by making repetitive tasks easier and avoid forgetting things. If you are truly “smart”, you will not skip trip lists.
When you are planning a trip, print out all three lists and staple them together. The “Trip Preparation List” is for early planning. About a week before the trip, start packing using the “Trip Packing List”. A day or two before departure, start your last-minute packing using the “Trip Last-Minute Reminders” list.
Each of my lists are free to download from my website: http://www.TheEngineersResource.com. Just modify them to meet your needs.
TRIP PACKING LIST
Remove unnecessary things
Small amount of cash (including foreign)
Copy of directions from airport
First day’s “Daily Schedule”
Passport (if not leaving US)
Alternate Credit Card
Most of cash (including foreign currency)
Credit card list with phone numbers
Rear Pants Packet
Primary credit cards
Passport (if leaving US)
Copies of: Medication/vitamin schedule, Blood test schedule, Credit card list with phone numbers, Medical cards & AAA card, Calendar (2), Passport & photo, Airline schedule, Trip itinerary, Mailing list, Mailing labels, Return address labels, Grocery list, Driver’s License, Internet address/password summary.
Stamps & return address labels
*Books for flight
*I-Pad & Charger Cable
*Insulin, & needles
*Blood tester, strips & lancets
*7-day Pill boxes
*Lap-top computer & cable
*Hot-Spot & cable
Underpants (14 FL – 14 RI)
Undershirts (14 FL – 14 RI)
Sox (khaki) – (13 FL – 13 RI)
Sox (black) – (1 FL – 2 RI) Take all
Short Pants (8 FL – 7 RI) Take white
Exercise Jerseys (8 FL – 8 RI)
Exercise shorts & Sneakers (1 FL – 1 RI)
Shoes (Khaki & Black) Bring back & forth
Bathing suit (1 FL – 1 RI)
Handkerchiefs (10 RI – 10 FL)
Shirts (short) (1/2 in FL & 1/2 in RI)
Pants (sport & dress), & belts (1/2 in FL & 1/2 in RI)
Coats & sport coats
Rain Jacket (2 in FL & 2 in RI)
Sweaters & jerseys
Ties, pocket squares, suspenders
Rain hat & baseball cap
*Night shirt & night pants
Toiletries (In checked luggage)
Travel toiletries bag
Tooth brush, tooth paste & floss
Hair brush & hair spray
Shaving cream & razors
Shampoo, conditioner & body in-shower lotion
Deodorant, Q-tips & rash ointment
Cough drops, Nyquil, & cold pills
Hemorrhoid cream, Maalox, body moisturizer
Sun tan lotion & insect repellant
Blindfold & earplugs
Nail file, scissors & toe nail clippers
Band-Aids & antiseptic cream
Other (In checked luggage)
* Luggage Scale
Tour, phrase book & other books
*Tune belt w/ear phones & first-aid
Staplers, scissors & scotch tape
Sea-bands, radio, pool ques
Glasses: eye, sun, & reading/sun
Plastic bags (trash & kitchen)
Shout stain wipes
Extra luggage tag
Phone chargers (house & car), camera download cable, camera battery charger, camera book, phone guide, and miscellaneous cables.
Notebook, pen & pencil
Note: For items with * (asterisk) See “Trip Last-Minute Reminders”.
Check Books (Citizens & TD)
Extra checks (4 sheets + 4 ledger sheets)
Return Address Labels (1 page)
Stamps (a few)
Tax folder + Paid bills + Deposits + Statements
Other folders (review file draws – Fl. ins, etc.))
Pool Bag & Books
Put Cox on Vacation Hold until June 10th.
TRIP LAST-MINUTE REMINDERS
Set wake-up alarm.
Put Cox on “Vacation Hold” until June 10th.
Schedule cab (noon the day before).
Weigh checked luggage.
Clean refrigerator & empty waste baskets & trash.
From car: pool cue inside condo, book for flight.
Money Pouch (verify that RI keys are inside).
Rain coat (in outside pocket of checked luggage).
Vitamins (in checked bag).
Medications in carry-on)
Foot cream (in checked bag).
Shoes (in checked bag).
I-Pad & charger/cable.
Computer, Hot spot, & cables.
Computer back-up & CD reader (in checked bag).
P J s.
Blood tester, strips & lancets.
Insulin & Needles.
7-day pill boxes, diet pills, & Metformin.
Re-weigh checked luggage and pack luggage scale.
Leave car keys on table & take loyalty tags.
Turn down heat.
Connect car battery charger & put sign on seat.
Leave list of things to check weekly at my condo.
Lock door with keys from money pouch.
Tell condo board that I am leaving.
Bring patio furniture inside.
Disconnect car battery and cover-over (do not lock doors).
Set A/C “on” & humidistat “on” and set temp. @ 78.
Shut off CB for water heater.
Shut off water in water heater closet (down).
Make sure that I have RI keys in money pouch.
Leave car remote/key & FL house keys in kitchen top draw.
Lock door with key from closet. Return key to closet and lock.
Leave cupboard above refrigerator open and fan on.
Take loyalty scanners to RI.
Close all windows including kitchen door windows.
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Excerpted from How to become the “SMARTEST PERSON” in the Room. © 2018 John D. Gaskell. Used with permission of Professional Value Books, Inc. All rights reserved. Order at TheEngineersResource.com. Use coupon code “room” and save.
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