Going on vacation is exciting and can be a much-needed break from the stresses of everyday life – but packing for a vacation can add stress when not done properly or when you’re unorganized.
Start with these 5 vacation essentials to help you keep your packing experience organized and stress-free.
1. Packing List
Take time to think about where you’re vacationing. Is your vacation site warm or cold, does it rain a lot or is it sunny most days? This will give you direction on what to include in your packing list.
Be sure to take this list with you, that way you can use it to make sure nothing gets left behind when you leave for home. Be sure to add any souvenirs or gifts you pick up while on vacation too!
2. First-Aid Kit
A first-aid kit is great to have just in case of emergencies or unexpected illness while on vacation. Be sure to include these first aid essentials in your kit:
- Antibiotic ointment
- Allergy and cold medicine
- Stomach relief (gas, nausea, bloating, indigestion, etc.)
- Pain reliever
- Sunburn ointment
- Alcohol wipes
These will help you make sure any emergency that may arise is taken care of quickly.
3. Toiletry Bag
Having a bag specifically for your toiletries and hygiene supplies can help you easily find your shower supplies when your reach your destination. After traveling for an extended period you don’t want to have to unpack everything just to take a shower.
Be sure to include these items when packing a toiletry bag:
- Shampoo and Conditioner
- Body wash or soap
- Combs and hairbrushes
- Hair ties
4. Empty Bags
Yes, we mean empty bags just hear us out. These empty bags can be used to store souvenirs that you buy while you are there. They can also be used to separate clean laundry from dirty laundry.
Besides that, they can also be used if you have one of the bags you pack with gets damaged. These extra bags can easily be packed into other luggage without taking up to much room.
5. Electronic Equipment
Whether it’s your phone, your laptop, curling iron, blow dryer, or other electronics you’ll need to remember to bring a plug converter if you’re traveling out of the country. You’ll also need to remember to bring your chargers for phones, tablets, and laptops.
While you might be able to buy these items while you’re there, they’ll be much more expensive. So be sure to include them in your packing checklist.
More Vacation Essentials
Be sure to check your HGVC points chart before planning your vacation to know when and where you can travel to easily. When your planning your trip be sure to prepare a budget for you’re trip that way you’ll know exactly what you can expect to spend and not break the bank on vacation.
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So get to work on that packing list so you don’t forget your toothpaste, an extra phone charger, or your other vacation essentials. And be sure to remember the extra bags for lots of souvenirs.
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