In Kalyn’s Suitcase . . .

I travel a fair amount and I take all sorts of trips.  Weekend jaunts to the country, long weekends visiting my sister and her family, trips to the Caribbean, time in Florida and vacations to other locales in and around the globe.  I like to think of my self as a member of THE JETSET (although THE JETSET may beg to differ!); I pride myself on being able to pack for a trip anywhere for any duration in under 5 hours.  I’m a stickler for lists and have files where I store my lists for various types of trips.  I thought I was on top of things.  Then, I stumbled across this wonderful app for anal-retentive listmakers everywhere – Packing Pro – via my friend Sherelle.  It’s amazing!

Packing Pro allows you to create lists (i.e., weekend trip to Connecticut, 2 week trip to Italy, and so on) for any and every destination.  You can create lists for yourself, your kids, your spouse, you and your spouse.  You can customize the screen and choose the font and colors you want.  If you’re not sure where to begin, the geniuses at QuinnScape have even created sample templates to help you get started.  Oh, and it allows you to create pre- and post- packing “To Do” lists (you know, the list you make to go to the drugstore before a trip and the post-trip list of items to go to the dry cleaner, etc); I said it was for those of us who fall into the anal-rententive spectrum  . . . And best of all?  This app stores your lists and creates a master catalogue of all of your stuff!  Do you hear me?  I mean really, when I learned about this feature, I felt like I had died and gone to heaven.  (This is particularly useful if half your clothes are in storage when out of season, but those are just the clothes you need for an upcoming trip).  This app works for iPhones, iTouches and iPads, but it’s not free.  I didn’t think twice about paying $5.99 (iPad/$2.99 iPhone) for something that will help to streamline my life. There’s also another version simply called Packing for $2.99 (iPad/$.99 iPhone).  The difference between the two is slim, but if you’re in-charge of coordinating your packing along with that of anyone else, go ahead and splurge for the $5.99 version. Click here to learn more about this app.

3 Responses to “In Kalyn’s Suitcase . . .”


  • What a great find! I need this because I am always forgetting stuff. I’m an obsessive list maker too, Kalyn. So this is right up my alley. I’ve got two trips I’m prepping for right now so I’ll give this a spin. Yet another great resource you’ve shared!

  • Kalyn, this is great for folks who can’t do without making lists to stay organized. It’s the worst once you’ve gotten to your destination only to realize you forgot several items. The thing is you have to remember to make the list!

  • This is brilliant! I was just about to send a message to my Facebook friends to ask them to recommend apps for my new I-phone.

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