Monday, January 25, 2010

Excel Sheets


So my husband and I have very different ways of packing. He makes excel sheets on the computer for what needs to go in his suitcase weeks before the departure date. And this is for any minor engagement.

Me on the other, throw things in a bag a day or two before. The thought of being detailed in that area, I just basically don't want to make the effort. Well we usually share a bag which causes several interesting arguments the day leading up to departure.

ON friday we are going on vacation out of the country and I have agreed to the excel sheet packing and planning weeks ahead! It's actually a nice feeling to have the suitcase done. Although I don't know if I'll completely abandon my style of packing, I'm starting to like Andy's style. Not having a Wal-Mart of any Westernized store near by was a motivator to to change my ways :)

I do have to say, my husband gets such energy and satisfaction with going as minimal as possible! He packed all his stuff in a backpack and that's it for him. Me, I didn't want to go minimal but with the airlines charging for a 2nd bag and the fact that we have to check 2 carseats in, I was again motivated to change my ways ! :)

So after last night...the final results is me sharing a suitcase with the 2 kids. 1 bag having all of our beach stuff/diapers/wipes/booster seat for Caden and then a 3rd bag carrying both of the kids car seats.

I do have the say, the most minimalist I did accomplish was live out of a backpack for 2 weeks. Andy and I backpacked Europe right before we had Morgan. I'm wearing the same clothes in all the pictures as those were the only ones I had! Same Orange sweater and jeans....wonder where Erica is in the picture...Oh look for the orange sweater and jeans!

4 comments:

shontell said...

hahah. your husband is a nerd in the most loveable sense. And, you should scrap your europe pics with a where's waldo theme. I love it.Have so much fun!!!

Erica said...

oh that's a great idea, Shontell! my hubby is totally a nerd but I for sure benefit from it ;)

Plucky said...

An Excel spreadsheet to help plan packing a suitcase? That is so wrong and I so wish I had thought of it . . . I resemble that remark . . .

Erica, you are one lucky lady . . .

Erica said...

I AM lucky! the more time I spend with that man the more luckier I realize I am