So its time to go back and join my husband 🙂 . This was the first time I was away from my husband for so long and it has turned out into an experience.My husband is not fond of food and he can’t even cook Maggi. He will prefer sleeping empty stomach rather than cooking.This has irritated me lot many times and I have asked him number of time to at least learn to cook kichdi or rice so that if I am away or ill there is some thing to eat. In our one an half year of marriage he has never done that but in our fifteen days of separation he did which was unbelievable for me.He cooked “Allo ki tikee”.I couldn’t believe it.I asked him how he managed.He replied I did everything in microwave and followed step by step instruction.
So I learnt my lesson.If your husband doesn’t help you in cooking then leave him alone for 20 days and he will learn some thing to cook for sure .:P .
Coming back to the topic as I have done my packing which all woman know is not easy .We have so much for us to pack and deciding what to pick is always so difficult especially if you are flying.The weight limitation is a big problem.
I had to visit my In laws and my parents too.Visiting parents is easy but visiting and staying at in laws needs some planning.You do not want to show your mom in law that you are good for nothing.Mom in law judge their daughter in law a lot.Especially if you stay in some other city then she judge by your packing whether you are managing your home in a good way or not.If your mom in law is not judgemental then please visit a temple today and offer some prasad to God.
Here goes my travel packing tips which helped me visiting both the places comfortably and also the things which I missed out to carry too.
1.Lets starts from clothing first because that is the most important thing in our travel packing checklist.I carried one sari which neither too heavy and nor too light.Carrying one sari helps as you might require to visit your inlaws relatives and sari always give a nice impression.I carried matching bangles, of course the blouse and other things required with the sari.
With this a pair of jeans , 2 t-shirts, one night dress, 2-3 special dress when you meet your friends or relatives are more than enough.Just focus on the people who you might have to meet the most and then plan accordingly.There is no need to carry 3-4 saris, 4-5 kurtis, 2-3 pair of jeans. if your are going in winter then carry one or two wollen clothes too.
2.Shoes and Bags-I only carried one sandal which will go on Indian and Western outfit too.There is no need to stuff your self with too many shoes and bags.They are an added burden only.Just one pair of shoes and bags which works with both the things is pretty fine.You can take some comfortable foot wear though most of us do keep one extra foot wear at our In Laws or parents place but if you don’t then do carry it.
3.You never know when accidents can take place therefore always bring your safety kit when you are traveling.Bandages and some essential medications are always helpful.Even if you do not have your menses then too carry them. You never know when they trouble you because of weather or food change.
4.If you are not too much in make up unlike me then you can just carry your shampoo, conditioner, daily moisturizer, face wash , lip balm and Kajal.A compact too is good to carry too.But if you are really fond of make up then check out this list.If you want to read how to take care of your skin while traveling then click here too.
5.Essential gadgets-Do not forget to take your mobile and its charger.If you are carrying your laptop then please do carry battery charger as well.If you are fond of clicking then do not forget to carry battery charger as well as some extra cells.Your camera will be of no use if you run out from the battery.If you get bored then DVD player or I-pod is your choice but as I carry my laptop I do not carry these things.
6.Back up documents-Your passport, tickets, insurance, documents, credit cards and IDs are important .Leave their photocopy at home so that you can ease the whole replacement in case you lose then during the trip.
7.Do not carry much jewellery with you.This only gives additional tension.You can carry artificial jewellery which even you lose you will not hurt.Still if you are carrying them then wear them rather then packing them with your stuff.
8.I don’t know about other but carrying a watch is quiet essential for me.
9.Do not stuff your suitcase fully.Do keep some space .You are going to visit your parents and In-laws therefore you will surely have stuff to take back.
10.Do not keep your whole cash at place.Divide it in two places and keep them in secure place.This helps from security point of view.You can carry a coin purse which helps in day to day expenses.
I asked my husband what else should I carry he replied “Common Sense”.So I tried carrying my common sense too 😛 .
I think I have list down most of the thing.If you have any other must have thing to add then do let me know.
Leaving now guys .Will catch you in the evening.:)
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