Ask any seasoned travelers you know and they’ll all tell you the same thing: packing for a vacation is practically an art form of its own. Most people pick up a trick or two that they use when packing, but we’ve consolidated all of the best common packing tips into one list. Here it is!
In the days leading up to your trip, make a comprehensive and detailed list of every single item you’ll need to take with you. Spending a few days thinking about it makes it much less likely for important items to be forgotten and saves you the stress of running around last minute trying to remember it all.
If you’re traveling by plane, make sure you’re familiar with the baggage rules for your airport or airline. This includes things like weight limits and prohibited items. You don’t want to be stuck rearranging your belongings at the check-in counter.
Just like in a good game of Tetris, you want to make sure you’re packing all your items with as few gaps of wasted space as possible. Rolling your clothes is a great way to save space, and so is making use of packing aids like packing cubes. They help to organize smaller items and can take up less space than just throwing everything into the suitcase haphazardly.
Remember to always have a change of clothes and any necessary medications in your carry-on, just in case your luggage gets lost in transit. If you’re packing bulkier items like a jacket, wear it on the plane instead of having it take up a ton of room in your suitcase. And don’t forget to put liquids into zipper sealed bags so you don’t arrive at your destination with soggy luggage.
Most people have a tendency to overpack and end up traveling with items they never even use on their vacation. So keep that in mind when you’re trying to decide if you really need 10 pairs of socks for that one week in sandal country. And when it comes to toiletries, ditch the full size bottles and go with travel size ones instead to save on space and weight.
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