Savvy travelers strike the perfect balance and bring just what they need. However, some travelers jam two weeks’ worth of gear into their bags for a long weekend, while others pack a bit too lightly and forget important things like cell phone charger or passports. To make your vacation memorable and your packing hassle-free, keep on reading for the 4 packing tips for your vacation.
- Make your must-pack list to keep everything organized.
Though there are items you could buy at the nearest convenience store at your destination, necessities like passports and documents aren’t, so be sure to place them on your must-pack list. Also, take note of the climate condition and type of vacation you’re going into so you’ll have a clear idea on what to pack. If you’re heading to a fashion capital, think of feminine and breezy dresses that can make your style fashionable like fashion blogger Jenny Bernheim did, wearing a floral print dress with a sun hat.
- When packing your clothes, roll them or fold them together to avoid crease.
When packing your clothes, you don’t want to neatly fold them individually as you would in a dresser. Think of rolling your clothes that work well with pants, skirts, and sports shirts. Just lay the item face down, fold back the sleeves and then roll from the bottom up. Or, think of folding clothes together where each pair acts as cushion so it’s less likely to crease or wrinkle in the folds. Start with your most wrinkle-prone item and place it against the bottom edge of the bag and drape the rest of the garment over the opposite side of the bag. What you will end up with is a bundle of all of your clothes that looks like a pillow that compactly packed so you won’t waste an available space in your luggage.
- Avoid packing larger containers of liquid or gel substances in your carry-on.
According to Transportation Security Administration, you are allowed to bring a quart-sized bag of liquids, aerosols, gels, creams and pastes in your carry-on bag and through the checkpoint. These are limited to travel-sized containers that are 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters per item. Pack items that are in containers larger than 3.4 ounces or 100 milliliters in checked baggage.
- Be aware of restrictions on the size and number of bags you may bring onto your flight.
Many airlines now charge a fee for every checked bag or have lowered the maximum permitted weight limits for checked luggage. Also, do not overpack your bag as screeners will have a difficult time closing your luggage if selected for inspection, which will only lead to wrinkles and the potential for lost articles. By heeding our tricks, you’ll be able to pack effortlessly for your vacation.