I’m a notorious list maker and when I go on a trip away from home, it seems like I’m making countless lists and checking them twice. Now, I can really plan ahead with Don’t Forget Your Toothbrush, a Web site devoted to making sure you have the travel checklists you need!
Best of all, this site is completely free! You can even print out your checklists so that you have them on hand while you’re packing.
To get started, you need to click on the big orange Go button. That will walk you through the simple registration, it will allow you to choose what kind of trip you’re planning and it will generate a checklist for you.
It will start off with In Advance. That section lists things like making sure your passport is up to date, arranging care for your pets and getting a house sitter.
Next, scroll down into 2 Weeks Before, 1 Week Before, 1 Day Before, Night Before and As You Leave. Each is a planning guide for that time period. I found the Night Before and 1 Day Before to be particularly handy.
You’ll notice that some of the items have Notes next to their checkbox. If you mouse over those, it will give you a tip as to why it’s important or a link to something related to it.
You’ll also notice some of them have Handy Links next to their checkbox. Those will take you to links pertaining to that item.
Check the items you would like to print out. Anything with a check will be added to the printed page.
Next is the Packing list! It works very much the same way as the Planning Ahead section, but it also has lists of what you need to pack. The sections are: Documents, Electrical, Literature/Amusement, Cosmetics/Medication, For Baby, Pet Stuff, Clothing Female, Clothing Male and Other Items. Again, check the boxes for things you want to add to the Print List section.
Now, head on over to the Extras List. Here you will find an area where you can type in things that weren’t on the pre-made lists. Also, make sure your e-mail address is correct so that your reminders will come to the right place.
You have now gone through the whole registration and setup process! You should receive a link on the next page to go to the Print List in the Members Area. It’s that easy!
Give this site a try today!