How To Pack For Travel
Traveling is fun but it is so much better when the "how to pack for travel" is perfected. Packing just the correct amount helps a trip to go smoothly. Too many things going into a trip, with shopping and souvenirs can really add excess baggage to a holiday. Start with a plan, decide what items will be needed on the trip. If using commercial travel, check on weight restrictions and bag sizes. Back packs are extremely popular; carry computers, cameras, personal items and clothing in compartmentalized storage.
You will need:
- Name tags
- A good carry on bag with compartments
- Luggage that is sturdy with rollers, the 20”is usually large enough for a business trip.
- Ziploc bags for liquid storage
- What to wear? Decide what will be worn, limit colors and carry clothing that is interchangeable. Certain styles will go from the board room straight to dinner with the addition of a jacket or a piece of jewelry.
- Shoes. Place shoes in zip lock bags and place them in your suitcase near the bottom away from shirts, things that might wrinkle easily. Try not to carry an arsenal of shoes. Shower shoes will do fine for relaxing in your hotel room. They are inexpensive and can be picked up for a song. Socks or stockings may be packed inside of shoes, although many women prefer placing stockings with more delicate items.
- Name tags. Place a name on luggage, use the first initial, last name and phone number. Do not place any more information than necessary on luggage. Use the cell phone number, getting your address is harder if someone is planning something unsavory.
- Toiletries. Place soap deodorant in zip lock bags. This is a fantastic way to avoid spillage. If bottles leak or may not be closed quite tight enough accidents are automatically covered.
- Holiday Packing. If the trip is a holiday a great deal of time is spent adjusting the wardrobe to the local style, be sure to limit the packing. T Shirts are easy to roll up and so are shorts and other casual clothing making it easy to keep bags to a minimum.
- Packing odd items. Stop by the dollar store and get the kit with the little travel bottles and pack liquids and other necessities. Zip lock bags are also handy for keeping snacks for wiggly little ones and nervous eaters. This little trick will save a fortune on vending machine snacks.
- Changing. Pack any clothing you will change into for the evening in the carryon, along with an extra shirt. Luggage has been known to go else where; this will hopefully give it the chance to catch up. This might save the purchase of a new outfit as well.
- Perfume. Using the demonstration bottle of perfume is a great way to carry perfume but if it must be packed wrap it in a cotton T or paper like precious glass, luggage can get tossed around and liquid carry on rules have changed; many perfume bottles do not fit the limit.
- Kids. Kids love to carry backpacks, a teddy bear and the things children wear are easily rolled in a back pack light enough to fit little hands.
- Zip locks are also great for bringing along travel packs of a favorite relaxing beverage which might be a little difficult to get at a hotel when its late and tired has found its way to the feet.
The style of packing depends upon the trip yet unnecessary expenditures for things that might be packed easily can be a real irritant. Utilizing a plan on any outing keeps things from being forgotten and eradicates unnecessary steps when the time for action is needed. Pack light and enjoy travel.