Packing Tips You Should Know

Going on a vacation is definitely one of the best experiences, but what’s not fun about it is packing your things and cramming everything into your suitcase. Packing is an essential task that most of us should know how to do. Just imagine the anxiety of figuring out what to bring and making sure you remember all the essentials. That is why we are here to help you lighten up your baggage and teach you all about the packing tips that you should know when you’re traveling. 

  • Make a packing list – Most of us tend to leave the packing until the last minute before our trip. That is why if you do not want to forget anything, we suggest that you start your packing process days or even weeks before your travel date. This move gives you plenty of time to think about the clothes and essential things you need to bring and purchase items you might need for your much-awaited vacation. Creating a list is one way to make sure that you never forget to bring the essential things. 
  • Roll your clothes – When you’re packing your clothes, remember to roll them and not fold them. This is because moving your clothes is the best way to make sure they do not have any creases, and it will also give you a lot of space compared to the folding method. Trust us, you would not want to crumple your favorite shirt or the little black dress that is perfect for any occasion. 
  • Put the outfits you’ll want to wear on top – If you’re going to a meeting or a dinner after you get off the plane, then it is best if you put the outfit, you’re going to wear into your suitcase last. So that when you arrive, you would not have to dig through your luggage to find the clothes you want to wear. 
  • Put heavy things at the base of your luggage – To essentially pack your bags, it is best if you keep weightier items such as books or shoes by the wheeled end of your suitcase. This tip will help your bag to stay steady when it is upright, and it also stops other things in your suitcase from getting smushed. 
  • Remember not to over or under-pack – We understand that when it comes to packing, it’s tempting to leave some space for souvenirs. However, this extra space also means that the things inside your luggage can crumple, shift, or break. That is why if you want to leave some room, we suggest that you fill those in with dry cleaner bags that you can later fill with souvenirs or mementos from your trip. But, keep in mind that it is not also good to over-pack because this means that you will have a hard time repacking when you’re going home or heading off to another place. 
  • Organize the liquids in your bags – When it comes to packing a suitcase, you should never forget to put liquids you always use, such as toners, facial cleansers, and wet wipes, in a separate clear bag that you can easily pass-through security. Keep in mind TSA’s 3-1-1 liquids rule: all liquid products that you can bring on the plane must be 3.4 ounces or less, and they should fit in a one-quart size bag.
  • Do not forget to put important medication in your purse – Even if you plan to put your medicines in your carry-on bag, security might still have to check them at the gate. If you keep your essential medicines in your purse, you will still have what you need even if you end up checking your bag or if the overhead bin space fills up. 
  • Remember to bring a scarf for the plane – Always remember that planes are always cold and chilly no matter what season it is. That is why you need to bring a scarf or piece of clothing that you can bundle yourself up if the temperature gets uncomfortable. 
  • Bring a reusable water bottle – As long as the water bottle is empty, it’s okay to bring it through airport security. When you’re inside the terminal, you can fill your water bottle at a water station or the airport café. This will help you stay hydrated, especially for long flights. 
  • Bring dual-purpose clothes – If a thing is two-in-one, then it’s one less thing to pack. Dual-purpose clothes such as a jacket that can turn into pillows or pants that can turn into shorts can be a great traveling companion because they can be helpful either way.