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Tips & Tricks Tuesday: Packing for trips by tagging tasks

Tuesday, May 1, 2012 by Andrew Conkling

We've discussed the benefit of having a travel checklist previously. This week's tip, shared by tanis.7x, is similar but comes with a twist — using tags to plan your next trip after a previous trip. If you have a few types of trips planned in the upcoming year — some camping, a few weekends at the beach, etc. — this would be especially handy!

Bob's a frequent flyer

When I travel, I need packing lists to help me remember everything. However, most of the items on my packing list are items that were on my last packing list as well.

To simplify my packing list process and to help ensure that I never forget anything, I tag all my packing lists with where I am going. When I am getting ready for a new trip, I search for tag:[last trip] AND status:completed. Next, I select all of those tasks, and click "Duplicate Task" from the More Actions dropdown to copy all those tasks to my current packing list.

As I am packing, if I think of something not on my list, I add it. The next time I am packing for a trip, that item will be in my new list as well!

Thanks for sharing this tip, tanis.7x! You're our Tips & Tricks Tuesday winner this week.

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