The Orderly Art Of Packing


Woman Packing a Suitcase

Oh packing that suitcase in an orderly fashion for travel!!!  This is a job that I tend to put off until it is absolutely necessary before heading out on a trip.

Now I realize there is an art to doing this packing. Intelligent tips, instructions from several relatives and friends plus articles from the internet have not made this chore any easier for me.

No matter how much I read or hear from well intended advisors, the task in the heat of the moment returns to one of frustration and possibly panic.

I have horrible memories of very late hours before my travel day, of sorting and arranging clothing, shoes, plus any essential items I might need during the precious days away on a wanted and anticipated holiday.


A sincerely helpful cousin tried to show me how she would pack her case by rolling each item.  This practise allowed her the benefit of having quite a lot of space in that case for most things she wanted to bring with her.  I tried this and it did not work for me!

Of course there is always the idea; “if I forget something, I will just buy it”!  Now this is a wonderful thought, but, what if you are in a situation where you don’t have transportation or there are no stores close by?


There is always the need for something warm, something light, something fancy, something casual, oh my, oh my!!!  My head is spinning!  The art of packing should not be this difficult!!

Should I go on this trip?  Wait a minute!! I do need to go on this trip and it will be perfect!  It is so needed to get away and relax!!  Why am I stressing so much about what I bring in my suitcase?

Turn, walk away from the dreaded suitcase; take a breath and a break!  Come back in an hour to start again!  It can be done!  Can’t it??

Yea, it can be done! It is done!! Hurrah!!   On my way.  Success!!  Relatives here I come!!!


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