Since our planning for this trip was based on minimalism, I started making notes a week ago to remind myself what I needed. Every time I thought of something I put it on the counter or in the trailer. That way I could visually see my pile of stuff. I also packed bike clothes, jackets and my traveling clothes during the week. I did not wait until this morning to figure out where everything was going. I also had a to do list that I kept handy and checked off items as I completed them. Now that we are on the road, I know I didn’t forget anything.