Whether you are preparing for a weekend outing or a week-long adventure vacations with Point Above, packing is a very important part of the process. Packing for your adventure vacation is a necessary evil. Here are a few packing tips that might help make this process a little more organized and a little easier.
Make a List
For peace of mind knowing that you brought everything you will need, you should make a packing list. This way, you simply check off the items as you pack them away and check the list at the end to ensure everything is packed and ready to go. Start the packing process days or even weeks before your departure date. This will give you enough time to make a list and scrutinize it.
Don’t Fold, Roll
Many travel experts agree that it is better to roll your clothes instead of folding them. Tightly rolled clothing takes up less room than folded shirts and pants. In addition, your rolled clothing won’t get wrinkled or have fold creases.
This tip has two totally different meanings.
First of all, pack in layers. The items in your luggage should be packed in neat layers so that the security agent screening your bag can get a clear picture of what is inside. The faster your stuff can be scanned, the sooner you will get through the security line.
Second, you should pack layers of clothing. That is, pack t-shirts, long-sleeved shirts, hoodies and so on. Even if you think the weather will be warm and fine, you don’t want to be caught off guard. If things get a bit chilly, you can layer up. If things get warm again, all you have to do is take a layer or two off and all is good.
Always make sure that you pack light-colored clothing inside out, this way you avoid getting stains. It never fails, your favorite shirt rubs up against dirty shoes or something else and you arrive at your destination with a stain on it.
Make use of every square inch of your suitcase. Roll up socks, underwear and other small items to fill in the gaps.
To help keep your clothes smelling fresh, toss a little potpourri into your suitcase. Fabric sheets and scented drawer liners will also work.
Ziplock bags are very handy and you should have several of them in various sizes. Ziplock bags are ideal for storing your electronics and accessories. Have one bag for your cell phone and charger and another bag for your tablet, charger, earbuds and other accessories. Other uses for Ziplock bags include holing other items that are easily lost including your keys, medications and other loose accessories.
Keep the Shoes at Home
There is really no need to bring a different pair of shoes with you for every day of the week, especially on an adventure vacation. We know how much you love the red pumps, but you will be a whole lot more comfortable is more casual shoes. Plus, shoes take up a lot of precious space in your suitcase.
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