My hubs and I are going away for the weekend for some much needed refreshment with one another and with the Lord. Can. Not. Wait. If I don’t respond to your calls, texts, emails or smoke signals, that’s why. A few years ago prior to marriage I was impressed by the Lord to consider taking one day or weekend per month where I would get away with Him to be refreshed, rejuvenated and refueled. When I got married, we felt this was still a directive from God in our lives and boy am I grateful. Last year we weren’t as faithful to take these times of rest as we were during our first year, and I could feel the difference. Time away with our Father = better life. Sufficed to say, I’m greatly looking forward to this weekend!
As I’m prepping myself for a fun time, let me give you some packing tips for a weekend away to help you on your own journey!
- Schedule a time on your calendar to pack. Last minute packing is a stresser!
- Choose what bag you’ll be using ahead of time that is appropriate for the number of days you’ll be away. This will help you not to overpack for short trips!
- Lay out your clothes prior to packing to make sure you have what you need. It’s easy to forget once it’s in the bag!
- Pack clothes according to outfits for the number of days you’ll be away. Since you’ll wear pants/skirts/shorts more than once (I’d definitely recommend that!), pack the corresponding shirts/sweaters/blouses with them. This will make it more simple, and more quick, for you to get dressed each day so you get to relaxin’!
- Put shoes in the bottom of the bag first. Use a gallon size zip lock, a disposable shower cap, or plastic wrap in a pinch, to pack your shoes so that the bottoms of the shoes steer clear of your clothes.
- Roll your clothes, don’t fold them. This will give you far more space and helps avoid wrinkles in most cases. ‘Cuz nobody wants to iron when you’re outta town!
- Clean your house before you leave. It’s always much nicer to come home to a clean environment!
A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. | Proverb 16:9