Wednesday, December 12, 2012

On Packing

With three days left of these Nordic winters, the time has come to pack my things and scrub my room spotless for its next inhabitant.  As such, I thought I would provide you all with my brilliant packing tips for when you're moving back to your home country.
  1. Throw as much away as possible.  Obviously, don't throw out anything expensive or sentimental, but if you can toss or donate things that you're holding on for no real reason, do it.  Suitcase space is precious.
  2. Avoid breakable things.  Failing this, make sure anything which is breakable is nestled softly between as many articles of clothing as possible to lessen the likelihood that it will smash into a million pieces.
  3. Throw everything into a suitcase.  Weight limits are for wimps.  By which I mean TOTALLY MIND THE WEIGHT LIMITS FOR YOUR FLIGHTS.  Because having to dump all your crap out at the airport is no one's idea of a fun time.
  4. Cry.
Of course I'm not using packing as an excuse to avoid writing my paper, where would you ever get that idea?

1 comment:

  1. OR! Ship your crap with domestic rates via APO/FPO/DPO mail!!!!
    step 1: hang out near your local US military post/US diplomat and make a friend.
    step 2: pack your shit
    step 3: have your new friend ship it home for you for US domestic rates!!! DOMESTIC RATES!!!!
    step 4: do a happy dance for workin' the system and buy your new friend a drink.

    safe travels!


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