Your Go-to Cottage Packing List From a Landscape Lighting Company

As a landscape lighting company in Muskoka, we know that it doesn’t matter if you’ve been to the cottage a million times or if it’s going to be your first trip. It is far too easy to forget that one thing which is why it’s crucial to have a go-to packing list! We’ve gone ahead and compiled the perfect one for you. Keep in mind that some of these items may already be supplied at the cottage you’re heading to. It’s important to check with the host if isn’t your personal cottage.

Food Staples

  • Water
  • Food-based on your grocery list and meal prep
  • Ice cubes
  • Snacks (don’t forget the s’mores!)
  • Coffee / tea / hot chocolate
  • Spices / Salt and Pepper
  • Condiments
  • Creamer/milk
  • Pop and alcohol (if you drink it)
  • Baking items (flour, sugar, baking powder/soda, etc.)

Kitchen Items

  • An appropriate amount of cutlery for everyone who’s going
  • An appropriate amount of bowls, plates and cups for everyone who’s going
  • One of each kitchen utensil that you think you might need (wooden spoons, potato masher and peeler, etc.)
  • Knives
  • Oven mitts
  • Dishwasher detergent or pods
  • Cutting board
  • Strainer
  • Can opener
  • Cheese grater
  • Kettle and coffee maker
  • Frying pans and pots
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Paper towels
  • Hand towels and rags
  • Dish soap
  • Scissors
  • Garbage bags
  • Wine and bottle openers if you need them

Bathroom and Personal Items

  • Toilet paper
  • Hand soap
  • Hand towel
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Body lotions
  • Shower and hair products
  • Deodorant
  • Razor and shaving cream
  • Eye drops and ear drops

Cleaning Items

  • Broom and mop
  • Cleaning cloths
  • Bucket(s)
  • Whatever cleaners you use at home
  • Detergent
  • Soap

First Aid

  • First aid kit
  • Bandaids
  • Your personal medication
  • Medicine for every kind of sickness
  • Allergy medication
  • Polysporin
  • Sunscreen and Aloe Vera gel


  • Laptop
  • Phone
  • Camera
  • Speaker
  • Batteries
  • Power bar
  • Chargers for all items above

Important Documents

  • Drivers License
  • Fishing and hunting licenses, if it applies
  • Emergency contact information
  • Health card
  • Credit and debit cards
  • Cash
  • Any information you need to check-in to the cottage if it doesn’t belong to you

Clothing and Accessories

  • A pair of clothes for each day you’re there
  • Underwear for each day you’re there
  • Socks for each day you’re there
  • Jacket
  • Sweater
  • T-Shirts and tank tops
  • Jeans and sweat pants
  • Pajamas
  • Slippers and robe
  • Swimsuit
  • Towels
  • Shoes, boots, and sandals
  • Baseball hat and warm hat
  • Sunglasses


  • Pillows
  • Blankets
  • Sheets

Outdoor Items For When You’re Enjoying That Landscape Lighting

  • Life jackets and life preservers
  • Axe
  • Lighter and matches
  • Firewood
  • Marshmallow and hotdog skewers
  • Hammock
  • Camping chairs
  • Rope and Bungee Cords

Fun and Games

  • Board games and a deck of cards
  • Sports items (soccer, baseball, etc.)
  • Bikes and helmets
  • Water toys
  • Sand toys
  • Fishing gear
  • Water inflatables

So there’s a good go-to list for the next time you head out to the cottage! Feel free to save this list and add other items that you need to it. Next time you head out to the cottage with it’s beautiful landscape lighting, you’ll be well prepared!

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