- Is School Lunch Really All That Bad?
- Earn your degree
- Write a letter to your reflection in the mirror.
- What is your zodiac sign? Does it fit your personality?
- Sit outside for about an hour. Write down the sounds you hear.
- Write about a teacher who had a lasting impact on you.
- Your relationship status and how you feel about it.
- Where you’d like to be in ten years.
- Write about friends that are like family.
- Put your iPod on shuffle and write down the first ten songs that pop up.
- Write a verbal vision board.
- Write about being inside an old abandoned warehouse.
- How important do you think education is?
- What if you mirror started talking to you?
- List five celebrities that you’re attracted to.
- Write about how you celebrate New Year’s Eve.
- Write about what you do on Valentine’s Day.
- How impulsive are you?
- Write about your favorite US President, living or dead.
- Do Photoshopped Images Make You Feel Bad About Your Own Looks?
- Protected: Would You Want to Be a Child Prodigy?
- Do You Perform Better When You’re Competing or When You’re Collaborating?
- What are your favorite cartoons?
- If someone gave you a free plane ticket to anywhere in the world, where would you go?
- How Do You Find Peace in Your Life?
- How Important Is Keeping a Clean House?
- What would you do if you could live a day without consequences?
- How to Properly Pack a Suitcase
- A food that reminds you of your youth.
- Why would you be a great president? Give at least three arguments.
First, you want some packing cubes. These are square- and rectangular-shaped bags designed to compartmentalize your shit. You can divide your stuff however you like–complete outfit for Day 1, Day 2, etc., or all shirts together or whathaveyou. Packing cubes make finding things WAY easier, and packing them into the suitcase is far simpler than trying to get a bunch of mismatched shapes to fit. Squares. Rectangles. Done. You can easily see how much room you have left horizontally, rather than vertically, which can be challenging. Shoes and other sundries easily fit alongside cubes. And, these bags are useful for umpteen other things as well, so make sure you get enough.
I am a major proponent of packing cubes, in case that wasn’t clear.
Next, I vote for rolling clothes into bundles. They take up less space, and if you roll several items together the outer layers are far less likely to crease. Use something you don’t care about so much for the innermost layer.
I know these things because for the last several years I did an annual trip for work, as well as vacations, and last year there was The Move. I would be a wreck without packing cubes. And my dresses survived very well after being rolled.
So, compartmentalize and bundle. Those are my tips.
Photo: Matt Brown