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We’ve traveled to many states and a few provinces and countries for my husband’s work. I cannot count how many times we’ve packed and unpacked. Each time is a bit stressful. Traveling is a little stressful, isn’t it?
Here are my tips for making travel packing less stressful:
- Write a list
- Do all the laundry
- Know the weather where you are going
Get Snacks and Entertainment
Buy your snacks for travel and any entertainment you might need before the travel day. Convenience stores and airports are so much more expensive. Plus, if you are traveling with kids, lots of snack and entertainment, including toys they’ve never played with, are essential!
Find out if you can easily wash your clothing and if so pack light. If you cannot, then pack pieces that can mixed and matched easily. You can wear that same pair of jeans more than once! Find shoes that are versatile and can be work with many things. Less is better. In the early days, I can remember bringing home clothing that I never even wore. What a waste of space!
Take advantage of these 10 packing hacks:
- Roll your clothes
- Ziploc bags for kids outfits
- Pill containers for smaller items like jewelry
- Use socks as padding for glass items and breakables
- If you’re flying pack an extra outfit in your carryon just in case your luggage doesn’t arrive.
- Bring a reusable shopping bag just in case you need it. I’ve brought home unexpected purchases back home on the airplane.
- Bring a plastic shopping bag or a cinch bag to bring dirty laundry home in.
- Throw new dryer sheets in your luggage. It keeps your clothes fresh and you can use it if you do laundry.
- Use plastic wrap inside shampoo and lotion bottles, or anything else that could leak. Just placing the bottles in plastic bags doesn’t work. I can’t tell you how many times our shampoo, cough syrup, and lotion has leaked out into the plastic ziploc bag.
- Get sturdy luggage, such as Atlantic Luggage, that easily takes a beating!
Do you have any packing tips to add?
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Yes, I’m all about making travel easier. This is the perfect list so people can stay prepared.
Robin Gagnon says
I learned a bit about packing from trial & error. The rest I learned from my late husband who had been in the military.
My husband was in the Navy and he really packs his clothes well too. His drawers are still amazing here at home.
Great tips! Especially when traveling with little ones, I tend to pack to much.
Jennifer H says
1 & 7 are musts on my list. I like the idea of adding dryer sheets to the luggage to keep everything smelling fresh. I’ll have to try that.
Rebecca Swenor says
Great tips indeed for packing when traveling. I do almost of of these when I travel. Thanks for sharing and what a great giveaway.