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Quite a few of you have mentioned before what you consider "essentials" for packing when you go off to different locations, and I don't remember if I had done a packing blog before (no I didn't look before typing this). You would think as many times as I have moved around that it would be easy to do. Well maybe someday if I learn to stop shopping,  then packing might become a piece-of-cake. hopefully I can get all this stuff packed so it fits and I don't have any hassle at the airport. For some reason I feel I have to many clothes. LOL 

Mostly I hate carrying a bunch of heavy bags, and I will only have 1 big purse & 1 carry-on. I do plan on mailing a small box on ahead though.

So far this is what I got:

Small box to mail: sheets, 2 bath towels & 2 washcloths, belt, hiking boots, safety shoes for work, hoodie, Pj's, small camera, and need to see if my small pillow will fit..if not I will leave pillow for my roomie.

Purse: Laptop  & cords, wallet with my cards &  I.D. stuff, sudoku puzzle book, cell phone & charger, lip balm & gum (can't fly without it)

Carry-on luggage:  vitamins, tums, noxema, hairbrush, hairclips & bandana, nail clippers, hat, 3 pair of pants, 1 pair of long shorts, 2 t-shirts, 1 tank top, 3 long sleeve shirts, 1 long sleeve button down blouse, socks, panties, headlamp, Big envelope with paperwork, & stuff for my big digital camera (camera will be around my neck when I board the plane), and need to see if my travel mug will fit.

Below is the info from the airlines about luggage.

Personal Item

Free:One per passenger.

Must be placed under the seat in front of you.

Examples:Purse, briefcase, laptop, etc

Personal Item. The one (1) Personal Item such as a purse, briefcase, laptop computer, small backpack, or small camera must be stored completely underneath the seat in front of you, and must not exceed maximum size of: 7 in. x 15 in. x 16 in. (17.8 cm x 38.1 cm x 40.6 cm)


$16 Carry-on Bag

Max Weight: 25lb / 11kg

One per passenger. Must fit in the overhead bin space.

Examples:Roll-aboard bag, garment bag, etc

Carry-on Bag. The one (1) Carry-on Bag, such as a roll-aboard bag, garment bag, or tote bag and must not exceed maximum size of: 9 in. x 14 in. x 22 in. (22.9 cm x 35.6 cm x 55.9 cm)

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Comment by Sunni on May 26, 2015 at 1:01pm

Just found out that a belt is not required as part of the work uniform. (1 less thing to pack) I will be at Mt Rushmore until the end of September at least...unless they get unexpectedly busy and want people to stay longer.

They had an orientation today, that obviously I did not attend because I am still in Vegas right now. But I will be able to start work without orientation. So weird, I never filled out a job application and no I don't need orientation.

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