When it comes to heading out on vacation, one of the most stressful parts of getting ready just might be packing. What do you take? How much can you take? What accessories will you need?
These days you also need to consider how much you can take with you, especially if you are flying. If you are lucky you can take a carry on for free, but you’re going to need to pay extra for every other bag you check for that flight. Even car space needs to be considered if you’re doing it road trip style.
Here are some tips for packing your wardrobe, from what you should take to how you should pack it!
Pack The Right Clothes
When it comes to packing your vacation wardrobe you want to make sure you are packing what you really need. These days over packing can be a hazard, with so many rules on flights and trains for how much stuff you can check and how much you’ll pay for those suitcases.
Just as important though, you need to know what items you’ll need to have. If it’s going to be warm the whole time you are out you won’t need a bunch of long sleeved shirts, although you might want one hoodie with you, just in case. If it’s colder you’ll have bulkier clothes to take, and more baggage to claim!
Know Dimensions and Costs
If you are taking a carry on with you on a flight you’ll want to know what the dimensions are, or even weight, so that you don’t end up needing to check an extra bag. Plus, many flights charge per bag.
Even if you are simply going in your own vehicle you will need to determine how much trunk space or backseat space you have for luggage in comparison to how many people you have going with you.
You may be able to fit more into your bag than you could imagine, if you just pack right. Rolling your clothes, instead of folding, not only helps take up less space in your suitcase, but can also help defend your clothing against wrinkles on your travels. Instead of packing a separate bag for accessories, roll necklaces up in shirts to keep them from tangling.
Packing efficiently also means having a checklist so that you can ensure you don’t forget anything. Check items off as you pack them. This way you make sure you have all of the things you need, since forgetting something important means spending extra money on your trip for the items you need, even though you already have that item at home.
Make your trip more stress free by doing a little research on how much luggage you need and what type of clothing you’ll want to be wearing, and always make a packing list!