Relaxed travel planning in 4 columns
"I must have forgotten something" - this was always my biggest concern when travelling.
On the first few travels I always wrote lists with all the things to pack.
But since several years I now "misuse" a Kanban-Board for this.
This board, once created, can be re-used on every travel.
- Not this time
Planning the luggage
To plan a new trip, I re-arrange the entries of the board. What I do not need this time, gets moved to the culumns "not this time". This way, on the next travel, I can reconsider and pull it back in.
I have this habit of iteratively checking the entire list instead of relying on ticked-off entries. Sometime I still want to visualize what I packed already and mark the entries with a color.
These are things that I will only need at the destination. Also, items that cannot be in my backpack due to the airport security check.
- devices and cables
- hygiene bag
Everything I need between departure and arrival. The weather forecast of this timeframe helps deciding where the umbrella will go.
A few thing are in use until the day of departure and have to be packed last-minute. These are the things most often left behind.
- dental splint
- Phone charger
Not this time
Some trips require special equipment. If they are not needed this time, move them away but keep them close to reconsider in the future.
- company laptop
- travel adapter
- hat and scarf
- walking sticks
For the Kanban Board I use Trello.
But the tool isn't really important as long as it's digital and works with an App.