I shouldn’t have said anything about packing being “easy” in my last post. Boy, was I delusional!
I tried to pack my big suitcase and couldn’t get it shut. That’s a problem, considering I had packed no jeans, underwear, socks or toiletries.
Time for some major downsizing.
Besides, I don’t need ALL that stuff. I’m going to have to unpack my suitcases and separate the things I really LOVE from the things that I like and wanted to bring with me. That’s always hard to do. That means I have too much stuff. But hey, I’ve got two things against me: 1) I am an American, and 2) I am a woman. But I am also one who will prevail over this packing dilemma.
Before I sign off, here is a helpful packing tip for using bubble wrap. I looked this up today, as I had always wondered about this:
Fragile items + bubble wrap: Bubble wrap should be used with the bubble side directly against the object you’re wrapping. That way, any impact is distributed among several bubbles at a time, and the object has a better chance of surviving. (Yes, I’m still planning on taking those picture frames…even if it means I take less clothes!*)
*and therefore have to buy more clothes in France!
I’ve also always wondered about which side of aluminum foil to use for which purpose. Anyone know the answer?