I thought it was fun to take pictures of the quilt packing. I'm not sure Kate and John were that entertained. John uses hard sided suitcases for his quilts and two of the suitcases have names. Doesn't everyone name their luggage? Mustard and Ketchup. Yes, we do have a checklist so that we don't forget anything. It works about 90% of the time. I took a picture of the van with the back doors closed just to prove that all that stuff really did fit in the van. There is even room for John and his clothes in front.