With summer travel at its peak, I thought it might be time to organize some luggage. It is a very exciting time for you, whether you are traveling overseas, or across the state. If you are flying, there might be more restrictions than if you are driving. Make sure to check with the airline you are traveling with before packing.
One of the first things you should do is look up the weather for your destination(s), most weather apps will let you search for other areas, and will be able to give you a 7-10 day forecast. This trip pre-check is particularly helpful when traveling between several countries and with the variances in luggage allowances, this planning will help you pack lighter.
With all of your clothes, you will want to roll them, rolling your clothes and undies takes up less space than folding them, and you will notice it looks like you have packed relatively less this way.
Less is more when traveling!
Make a check list and carry it with you so that you don’t forget anything, like your electronic chargers, passport, or credit cards. Make sure you carry these items with you at all times. These would be considered essential items. If you lose your luggage, these items could definitely get you out of a bind.
When it comes to your toiletries, I would just buy them wherever you are going, unless you have must take items. It is difficult to pack your toiletries when flying, and makes getting through the check-in line a longer venture. Most places you go will have somewhere to buy your hair products, so there is no need to take up space in your carry-on.
Packing your suitcase is similar to planning the layout of a room in your house. You will need to thoroughly think everything through before beginning. You will want to see exactly everything that will be going in your suitcase. Have an idea if you need to start eliminating items right off the bat.
Isolation If you are one of the millions of travelers that over pack, this is probably going to be the hardest part for you… If you are an under packer, this might also pose a problem for you also. Make sure you choose clothing with a clear idea of where you are going, what the weather will be, and then pack with a color theme. By packing this way, it gives you more choices to interchange your clothing choices. Blacks, Whites, Greys so that you can mix and match as many outfits as possible. This will make your travel life much easier.
Remember! Less is More!
Contain I personally would start with the bulkiest items first, it is probably safe to say that you will only see your laptop at the business meeting, not before or after. Consider using clear bags when packing, so that security will be able to see everything in your carry-on easier, making going through customs much easier. All your toiletries should be in leak-proof, travel sized containers, and keep them in separate containers. Organizing them into separate bags by their section i.e, showering: toothbrush, hair care, brushes, gel, hair accessories. Keep your checklist updated and tucked inside, so that you do not go off and leave anything behind.
Taking all of these travel organizing tips into consideration, will leave you with no anxiety while traveling. Everything will have its own spot in your suitcase, and it will all be easy to find. By using the checklists, you will find traveling a breeze, and you will have more time to enjoy your trip.
After you are back home, and before you sit down to catch up on your piles of mail or emails, make sure you unpack every item from your suitcase. If not, it will not get done for weeks.
You will find that you will use these tips every time you travel!
Good Luck and Happy Traveling!