Holiday vs women!

We have booked a little getaway this weekend to a little caravan park...Our first family holiday!

Not sure if its just me but I NEED to clean the house from top to bottom before we go as I can't bear to come back off a holiday to a mess! So the race is on......The day before is clean and pack!

Well for me its clean and pack, for the hubby its bath and throw a few t-shirts in a bag and away he goes!!

Here's MY checklist against the hubbys!


1- Write a checklist!! One can never have enough checklists!!
2- Dig the bags out.
3- Travel documents all safe/together and in a bag.
4- Ironing/washing pile all done and empty! (I'm bringing enough dirty clothes back, I don't want another full weeks on top of what's already there!)
5- Full house cleaned!
6- Beds stripped/washed/dried and ironed!
7- Kiddies bags all packed.
8- Baby bottles sterilized and packed
9- My clothes packed.
10- Hubbys underwear/swimming bits packed
11- Buckets and spades dug out.
12- Cameras and video all charged and ready.
13- Ice blocks for picnic bag put in the freezer.
14- Picnic/dinner pack up made and ready.
15- Food for the weekend packed.
16- Towels and toiletries packed.
17- Travel cot and chair washed and packed.
18- Car hoovered and packed.


1- Pack his clothes
2- Fill the car with petrol and put air in tyres.
3- Pick brother up after work.

OOOoo and one more for mine : 19- Tell hubby to do the things on his checklist!!

Thanks for reading.




  1. Oooh how exciting, your first family holiday! I hope you all had a lovely time. My husband and my lists are pretty much the same, funny how ours are always so much longer! ;-) Great post, thanks for sharing it on #MarvMondays. Emily

  2. Ha ha ha. I can totally relate. My husband had a really bad habit of asking me to pack for him, fine, whatever, I was packing anyway. But then he would unpack everything to check what I had packed. Grr. I soon stamped out that nonsense! #blogstravaganza

  3. I'm still laughing! My husband is exactly the same. I'm running round like a mad woman cleaning and making lists about lists - I look up, and he's just sat watching the football all pleased with himself that he's done it so quickly. I swear they must think we just faff about like nutcases! They'd soon realise if we packed the bare essentials though... Thanks so much for linking to #Blogstravaganza

  4. Packing for a holiday is crazy! I must admit though my husband is super organised and has a list app on his phone, which he then added to mine to keep me updated. I haven'y told him I've disabled notifications from that particular app, haha! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx

  5. I am diabolical at packing. I hate it so much I leave it to the last minute. I'm lucky I have a hubby who is awesome at it. Lists though. I'm good at writing the lists so I guess we work well together! Thanks so much for linking up to #TriumphantTales - hope to see you again on Tuesday!


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