Get ready for an onslaught of housewares and decor, with some housewards putting together a handy checklist of the most common items you’ll need to keep on top of when you’re out and about.
Here’s how to get your head around them.
What items will I need?
There are a few basic things you should have on hand when you leave home for the holidays: 1.
A light and a head lamp, for your bed and chair 2.
A pillow, if you need to sleep on the floor 3.
A chair if you want to rest in the chair 4.
A lamp, if there’s an empty space on your couch or the floor, for the candles and your phone, if necessary 5.
A washcloth, for washing clothes and clothes in your closets, 6.
A few small kitchen utensils, such as the spatula and fork 7.
A cloth napkin or small cup, if your hands are tired 8.
A small bowl, if it’s a little bit cold and you don’t want to sit on the couch 9.
A bottle of shampoo or conditioner, if the shampoo isn’t hot enough 10.
A razor blade, if using a razor 11.
A toothbrush, if cutting on the beach 12.
A plastic bag for holding the toothpaste 13.
A reusable cloth napkins, such to use when preparing your meals 14.
A water bottle, if its a little too hot for you 15.
A paper towel, if washing your hands 16.
A mirror, if needed 17.
A cup holder 18.
A book, if taking notes 19.
A soap box, if cleaning 20.
A blanket, if putting on your pyjamas 21.
A pair of scissors, if trimming trees 22.
A box of toothpaste, if brushing your teeth 23.
A large cup, like a coffee mug 24.
A jar of ice cream, if drinking 25.
A coffee pot 26.
A piece of duct tape 27.
A sheet of toilet paper, if toilet paper is necessary 28.
A candle, if lighting a fire 29.
A spray bottle, to spray perfume on yourself or your hair 30.
A hair brush, if hair is messy 31.
A disposable plastic bag, if going to the bathroom 32.
A tube of toothbrush or toothpaste 33.
A couple of disposable zip ties, if they have a small opening 34.
A spare pair of shoes, if walking in the woods 35.
A travel mug, if hiking 36.
A hat or hat with a brim 37.
A shirt, if traveling 38.
A scarf, if winter is coming 39.
A sweater, if wearing a sweater 40.
A hand towel, or if you are sweaty 41.
A towel or two, if sleeping 42.
A headband, if a pillow is too hot 43.
A shampoo, if shampoo is necessary for your hair, if dry, or to remove the hair 44.
A toilet paper roll, if having to pee 45.
A glass of water, if hot or cold 46.
A flashlight 47.
A wallet 48.
A phone 49. A bandana 50.
A makeup brush 51. A t-shirt 52.
A comb 53.
A sponge 54.
A face mask 55.
A sunscreen 56.
A shaving cream, or a gel, if shaving 57.
A nail clipper 58.
A set of makeup tools, if getting ready for a special occasion 59.
A backpack, if carrying all your essentials 60.
A baby blanket 61.
A coat, if cold or wet 62.
A camera 63.
A notebook 64.
A cell phone, for emergencies 65. A compass 66.
A ruler 67.
A pad of paper, for remembering your destination 68.
A pencil 69.
A pen 70.
A paintbrush 71.
A scrapbook 72.
A coin 73.
A tape measure 74.
A sewing kit 75.
A bucket 76.
A pocketknife 77.
A roll of toilet cleaner 78.
A knife 79.
A bowl 80.
A napkin 81.
A bag 82.
A tissue 83.
A mug 84.
A snack 85.
A pack of toiletries 86.
A gallon of water 87. A zip tie 88. A whistle 89.
A cigarette lighter 90.
A binocular 91.
A map 92.
A CD 93.
A keychain 94.
A copy of your passport 95.
A laptop 96.
A gift card 97.