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Top 5 Packing Hacks For Your Next Trip

Sometimes you just need a vacation for your mental health, but the logistics aren’t always so easy. One hard part can be packing your bag.

Wether you’re taking a weekend trip or heading on a 6 month journey it’s important to pack right. Nothing is worse than getting to your destination and realizing you forgot an essential.

Here are the top 5 packing hacks for your next vacation.

1. Make a list.

This one might seem obvious, but it’s important to make a list before you start packing. Not only will this allow you to plan what you’re going to wear ahead of time, but it will also prevent you from overpacking. The less you pack, the more room for souvenirs.

2. Roll, don’t fold.

Rolling your clothes when packing them will give you more room, and prevent them from getting wrinkled while in your suitcase.

3. Bring functional clothes and layer.

Choose to bring clothes that you can layer and wear in different ways. Check out this women’s shawl wrap that can be styled as a wrap, poncho, scarf, or shrug. There are also wraps that can be worn as dresses or skirts and pants that convert to shorts. 

4. Wear your heaviest pieces on the plane.

No one wants to pay overweight bag fees. If you’re going somewhere cold and need boots or a heavy jacket, wear them with you on the plane. Don’t wear your lightweight sneakers and check your hiking boots.

5. Skip the personal items.

Shampoos, conditioners, lotions, and other creams and liquids will weigh down your suitcase. Instead of bringing them, buy them at your destination. You can oftentimes find these things at airport drug stores in travel sizes.

With these 5 tips you’ll be able to avoid bag fees the next time you fly and you’ll remember all the essentials.