How To Pack For A Craft Retreat

Packing for a retreat can seem overwhelming, and the thought of packing may even stop people from going to a retreat.  The good news is that there are so many helpful tips and tricks on the internet, and I'll share them in this week's

When it comes to packing for a retreat, there are certainly a few themes that are common.

Pre-plan - At lease a few days ahead of time, but a week is better.

Put your projects into kits - whether you are scrapbooking, quilting, or creating other projects, organizing your project into kits will help with packing and keep your creativity focused at the retreat.

Ott-Lite - having an extra light on hand can really be helpful in case the lighting at the retreat is not adequate enough for your needs.

Extension Cord/Power Strip/Duck Tape - this is at the top of the list for must haves at the retreat.  The duck tape is helpful to tape down the cords so no one trips over them.

Craft Supplies - create a check list of the supplies that you desire.  Everyone has different needs so having your own supplies check-list will really help with packing. 

Water bottle - It's important to stay hydrated during the retreat!  

If you need inspiration, I've curated YouTube video playlists to both entertain you plus help with your packing process.

Packing for a Scrapbook Retreat - YouTube Playlist
Packing for a Quilting Retreat - YouTube Playlist

Retreat owners have said that the guests who pack light are the ones that retreat more.  This makes a lot of sense to me as my packing ways have changed to the lighter side over time.  However, everyone is different so pack how and what is best for you, and please don't let packing get in your way of going to a retreat.  There are really are no rules when in comes to packing.

How do you pack for a retreat?  We would love to hear your tips and tricks in the comments below.

Featured Retreat - Creekside Crafting Retreat - Michigan
Creekside Crafting Retreat offers 6 ft tables plus individual lighting for each guest.  6 up to 30 guests can be accommodated at this beautiful retreat property.  You can find Creekside Crafting on both the Scrapbook and the Quilt Directories, and the owners are members of the Retreat Business Academy.    

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