Make Sure You Have All the Right Picnic Supplies

| April 2, 2011

Nothing is worse than heading out for a picnic only to realize that you’ve forgotten some key items once you’ve reached your favorite picnic spot. You know that feeling of frustration if you’ve ever had that happen to you. Perhaps you forgot the drinks or the blanket. Regardless of how great the rest of the day was, you still wish that you’d remembered all of the picnic supplies.

In order to make sure that it doesn’t happen again, you should create a checklist of the supplies you need to take along with you and refer to it every time that you are planning a picnic. The following should help you to make sure that you don’t forget any of the key supplies so you can have a great day.

The first thing that you need to do is make sure that you have a great picnic basket that is able to accommodate all of your picnic supplies. A large basket is generally going to have enough room for everything you need.

Make sure that you have all of the flatware and utensils you need. You have the option of packing disposable plates and silverware, but most people are trying to be green today and bringing actual flatware. Make sure that you have enough packed into the basket for each person who is going on the outing. The same holds true of glasses.

If you are bringing along a bottle of wine, you need to remember the corkscrew. It might be a good idea to buy an extra one and keep it right in the basket all the time so you don’t have to remember to pack the one you have for your house.

Something else that you don’t want to forget is the picnic blanket. Even if you are going to a park where you are sure that there will be tables, you need to bring the blanket. The people with whom you are going might prefer the blanket, or you might discover that the tables are dirty or occupied.

The food should be easy to remember, but you should add each item to your checklist. You don’t want to forget any of the condiments, as they can be as important a part of your picnic supplies as anything else!

As long as you plan for your picnic in advance and make sure that you have a checklist of the picnic supplies you need, it should be easy to make sure that you remember everything.



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