There’s nothing more exciting than the sound of unzipping an empty suitcase and filling it with gear for adventures-in-the-making, but any traveler knows that a poor packing job — from overstuffing luggage to forgetting the necessities — can wreak major havoc on your vacation. Whether your final destination entails blue water swimming or blue diamond skiing, here are 10 tips to help you travel in style.
1. Make a List
Before packing, make a list of necessary items based on your trip’s duration, weather, and activities. Be modest in the amount of items that can be recycled during a vacation — like shoes and jeans — while you should go heavy on daily rotating clothing, such as tops and socks.
2. Roll With It
Rolling clothing into compact bundles not only helps to create more suitcase space — it decreases pesky creases that result from the go-to fold.
3. Travel-Sized Savvy
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4. Power to the Packer
You never know what inspiration will strike in transit, so always be prepared by fully charging up your electronics pre-journey to avoid any low battery warning signs.
5. Skip the Hair Tools
Almost every hotel these days will stock a decent hair dryer, so leave yours behind to make room for another mandatory pair of shoes — whether it’s sneakers or pumps.
6. Consider your City
If you’re wondering about what toiletries to pack, think about your destination and whether or not you’ll need to pack certain toiletries. You may be set if you’re staying at an accommodating hotel or under the roof of a friend or relative, whereas a camping trip might require some more suitcase space.
7. (Double) Check It
No one can remember it all, all of the time! Avoid any last-minute forgetful moments by running through your packing list one more time — aloud. Sure, it might seem silly and over-the-top, but trust us. You’ll be happy you did.