Excited to get to your destination? We always are however, we don’t love the packing process leading up to the trip. Whether you are an early packer or procrastinator, here are some packing tips for your next trip!
If you are travelling out of the country, don’t forget your passport! We recommend that is the first thing you take out when you start your packing process.
1. Make a Packing List
A packing list might sound like a silly idea however, it is the most organized way to ensure nothing gets left behind. If you can plan day by day what you will need on your trip you will avoid over packing entirely! By making a list you will see if you need to purchase any additional items such as adaptors or refills for prescriptions you will need to take.
2. Check the Weather
Leading up to your trip check the weather at your destination. Nobody wants suede shoes in a rainy city!
3. Keep all liquids in a sealed pouch or bag
To prevent opening your bag and finding something has leaked everywhere, conceal your liquids to a bag so that if something does break or open the mess is contained!
4. Pack all essential items and valuables in your carry-on
Should your luggage get lost you will want to make sure you have all your most important items with you in your carry-on! It’s never fun to get to your destination and realize that your glasses or iPad are in your suitcase.
5. Roll or overlap your clothing
Looking to save space? By rolling certain items such as t-shirts, jeans, shorts, sportswear to name a few instead of folding them this will leave you with more space in your suitcase. We know not everything can be rolled but those items that you can try this! Alternatively, overlap your items in your luggage rather than stacking shirts, pants, shorts in columns in your bag.
6. Place a set of clean clothes in your companions luggage
If you are travelling with a loved one or friend we suggest you pack a few essentials in each others suitcase. The reason for this is that if one of your bags does not make it to your destination, you will still have clothes available to wear while the airline tracks down your luggage and delivers it to you. On a recent trip, one of our bags did not make the connection but since we had packed a change of clothes in the others suitcase we were able to change into clean clothes when we arrived.
Tip: If you have the space, pack a change of clothes in your carry-on!
7. Keep your items dry
There are many ways to keep your packed items dry. If you are travelling on a day that is pouring rain or think that it might be raining at your destination and want to make sure that nothing in your luggage will be wet, a jumbo Ziploc bag for example is a great way to protect your items. It also keeps things super organized. Alternatively use cloth clothing pouches to organize your items. When you arrive at your destination all you will have to do is remove the bags from your suitcase and off you go!