Going on vacation is fun, and if you have time then the packing is fun as well. but, many of us are so busy that we barely have time to think about packing; this is why the travel checklist has become such an important part of traveling for many of us.
Originally packing lists were jotted down on bits of paper or in our diaries, now they have become much more advanced with many of us having them saved on phone or app!
Travel checklists are about organization. The great designed checklist must have all the appropriate sections. These should include; health essentials, toiletries, daily wear, evening wear, practical essentials, etc.
There are some things which you will need where ever you are going and for whatever length of time, you are staying.
These are the items that you place in your spreadsheet and never change or remove (the best way to identify these is to change the cell color so that you don’t accidentally delete them).
It is a good idea to start a checklist right after booking a trip to ensure that there is sufficient time to find everything added to the list.
In these days of reduced baggage allowances and hefty excesses for anything over the prescribed weight, it’s clever to think carefully before packing. Whilst there are a few people out there who consider layering the solution to maximizing their holiday wardrobe, wearing multiples tops and two pairs of trousers on the plane is never a good look.
Here are our tips for getting the best results out of a small suitcase.
This sounds obvious, but unnecessary or inappropriate items are often the cause of the over-packing problem. Think logically about where you’re going and what you’ll be doing – check the weather forecast as close to your departure date as possible and keep in mind, taking clothes that easily wash and dry means packing less.
Before deciding on which evening heels to choose for a night on the tiles – make sure you’ve got the real essentials sorted, I like to think of these as the three P’s: pants, passport, purse.
Rather than just throwing stuff into a case, the best approach to frugal packing is to first select your items, put them to one side, go away and have a cup of tea, then come back to the pile and edit before submitting.
If you’re traveling with a partner or friend check and see what they are packing – there’s no need for you both to pack all your own toiletries. Tally up a complete list and divide it between two cases.
Despite a lack of solid scientific research to explain the reason why, it always seems that suitcases will take more clothing if the items are rolled rather than folded – plus if you roll using a layer of tissue paper you minimize creasing.
It’s wise to ensure that your hand baggage doubles up as an overnight bag, so if your main hold all goes walkabout, you’re not stuck on holiday with just a trashy airport novel and a liter of duty-free gin to your name.
Once you’ve taken the trouble of refining your packing procedure don’t go and risk it all, make sure you’ve got some travel insurance, this will ensure that if you do lose your case or the flight gets canceled, you’ve got a back-up plan.
It doesn’t matter how often you travel during the year and it is for business or leisure when you have to pack a suitcase, it is nice to be able to do so as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Packing a suitcase for your next trip will be easy as long as you plan and follow the tips I have given above.
No matter whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, knowing how to pack can make your trip go more smoothly. By using some simple packing tips you can keep your clothes free from wrinkles, save space, and make sure you get to your destination with everything you need.
Different people have different priorities when it comes to what is important to them, but every traveler should have some key objects that need to be brought on their travels.
Most Important Essentials generally are Toiletries – Clothes – Documents – Medications.
1 – Know your destination first
2 – check the weather forecast
3 – Roll clothes and pack them first
4 – Avoid over or under-packing
5 – Don’t Forget the medication
6- Use Packing Cubes
7 – leave unnecessary items at home
8 – Organize your liquids bags.
9 – take with you a reusable water bottle.
10 – make the heavy items at the bottom.
A Packing list for 7 days trip should consist of the following items (in one carry-on bag):
3 shorts or skirts
2 dressy options (mix and match with different accessories and outerwear)
1 outerwear — sweater or jacket
1 pair sneaker
1 pair of dressy shoes
1 pair flip-flop
2 bathing suits
Accessories (scarves, jewelry)
Here are some basics and tips to pack your backpack:
clothes Bag – all your clothes, besides what you wear, need to be stuffed into a medium-sized stuff bag with compression straps to pull it right into a super-tight package.
bottom Base – Fill the remaining bottom space with a fleece jacket or sweater for a tight fit base that doesn’t allow any sliding or shifting moves.
Electronic Gear – Pack a small laptop with a protective case into the separate sleeve
Protective Padding – A sleep sheet or lightweight sleeping bag is perfect for stuffing the space around your electronic gear for a secure and stable fit.
Fill up space – through now your backpack has to be at least halfway full. Take your remaining odds and ends and fill up any holes or spaces left. Dirty clothes, a first aid kit, assorted cable, and battery bags, and a toiletry kit with medicines all work well.
Outside Pockets – Keep the number of outside pockets to a minimum.
Top Lid Pocket – The catchall for small gadgets, use the top pocket for maps, a book, a mobile smartphone, snack food, and lip balm and creams.
Pack cover – A compact water-resistant pack cover is light and serves to protect your pack from rain, wear and tear, and unseen hands intent on making your day an awful one.
Water Bottle – An empty or full Nalgene bottle clips easy to your harness and reminds you to stay hydrated while traveling, without taking up valuable pack space inside.
Packing earlier may be tedious. in case you give yourself enough time to accumulate what you need; it won’t be as annoying. it would even be fun!
I think that 2 to 3 weeks are enough to start packing for your trip.
There are several travel packing apps on the market that can help you pack for your vacation as easy as possible. Here is the Ultimate list:
Packing List Checklist
Travel List App
Packing cubes are very useful for keeping your stuff and your luggage organized. They must be an essential part of your travel packing checklist.
Here are some easy ways to maximize space on your luggage:
Use a Small Suitcase or Bag.
Roll Your Clothes.
Wrap Your Belt in Your Shirt.
Put Shoes on the Bottom.
Pack the Inside of Your Shoes.
Use a Glasses Case to Store Small Items.
Avoid Using Small Pouches.
Wear Your Bulkiest Item