I usually make lists when I am packing to go away with my family. Heck I make a list when I travel alone. But this weekend we were only going away for 1 night. We were only going to a friends 40th birthday party and then to sleep at my mothers house. We would be back a mere 24 hours after we left. Why would I need a list for such a short trip?
That is a spreadsheet that demonstrates how I cannot function without a list. I have to admit that I usually pack with the caveat that we aren't traveling to Timbuktu, and I can replace anything forgotten in a heart beat. But why spend money needlessly on new swimsuits (which I remembered this trip but have forgotten many times before, I have 4) when we don't need to. A list not only saves my sanity it saves me money. And from now on I will remember, there is no such thing as a trip too small to need a list!