SOFC Week 5: Packing & Travelling- Monday: Lists and Important Essentials (& Intro!)

Hey guys!  How are you all!?  Hope your day has been going good (:  For this week’s theme, I have packing and travelling tips and tricks!  I am going to a cottage next week (so there will be no SOFC, sorry!  I will still try to put up some posts if I even have service, but it will be too difficult to post everyday) and I thought I’d show you guys what I’m packing, and some things that might help you pack.  So today, I have a lists post…yes another one!  I will be doing a What’s In My Suitcase, What’s In My Travel Makeup Bag, Things To Do In The Car, Essentials For Outdoor Activities, stuff like that.  This might end up being a two week span of posts, but not have one everyday next week.  For example, I will have all five this week, and then maybe two more scattered in next week.  Anyways, since I am going to a cottage, I won’t really have ‘pretty’ things, or lots of makeup, or a purse, so keep that in mind!  We are going to be staying at a beautiful cottage on a lake, with a small town beside it where we will be eating and shopping around a minimal amount of the time.  I might even end up doing a ‘best snacks for camping/cottage’!  So this first post may be a little boring, simply because I don’t have my suitcase or makeup bag packed, and to be honest I’m not really in the mood to do a super long post with pictures and stuff because I want to get up another post sometime today.  Yeah….let’s get into list-a-making!

So whenever you go away somewhere for a few nights, you will probably make a list…right!?  For us we have to make lists because we have to bring everything we need (like kitchen and bathroom stuff) with us.  Going to a cottage is no hotel!  There are tons of ways to make lists…like Wunderlist, or MindNode (two of my favourite apps), but when it comes to packing for a cottage, I typically like to put my lists on paper.  Currently, we have one page for all of my stuff (clothes and stuff), and then we have another page for all of the kitchen and bathroom and outdoor things, and we have another page for things to buy, and things to do.  If you prefer to have it online, try the two apps I listed above, or you can even search google for ‘list maker’, and tons of results will pop up.

Here’s some things you should pack!  They are pretty much just the important things (I’m not going to go into the details!!) These are just my recommendations, and stuff I bring.


Shampoo & Conditioner
Shaving stuff
Soap & Face Cleanser
Towel and Face Cloths (if necessary)
Toothbrushes and toothpaste
Calamine lotion, bandaids..etc.
Sunscreen and bugspray
Hair brush
Hair ties & bobby pins
Lip balm
Cotton pads and q-tips



Tea Towels
Bowls, plates, cups, cutlery etc.
Something easy (like Kraft Dinner)
Campfire food (Hot dogs and buns (with condiments))
Sandwich stuff (PB&J is great for camping)
Paper towels
Dish soap and bucket (for hands too)
Garbage bags



A thick sweater or two for campfires
A couple pairs of pants for night
A couple of easy t-shirts that go with everything (they will also help cover your burns!)
Socks and running shoes
Flip flops
Something to throw over your bathing suit
Bathing suit
A couple easy dresses or rompers that are comfy
Fuzzy socks for night

OK, so that’s all I could come up with for now!  Talk to you guys soon!  Thanks for reading! Bye!