Are you having trouble deciding what to pack for your next getaway? You’re in the right place.
If you are a young woman you must be dying to know what are the essentials, do’s and don’ts of packing for vacations.
Fortunately, you will find simple but easy tricks in this article, that will ease your mind.
You can always add or remove what you feel like you don’t need from your bags. But just so you know, the list below are the items girls generally need when they are traveling all by themselves.
1. Create a List
Before you make any major plans, such as traveling, you must get yourself organized first. That means you need to write down everything you think you will need for this upcoming trip.
You have to do this because this list will keep you from getting overwhelmed and help you overcome last minute hasty packing. If you have a list, you will be able to cross out items that are not so important. This will prevent you from paying extra for additional luggage.
2. Have Your Essentials in the Carry-on
Let’s be honest. You may not be able to get ahold of your luggage in time. Delays are possible, so are theft and missing items.
In order to be safe, carry your essentials items, such as lip balms, face wipes, toothpaste, toothbrush, bobby pins, hair ties, hair brush, deodorant, sunscreen, moisturizer, hand sanitizer, pepper spray, and cell phone, in your carry-on bag.
Your carry-on should ideally be sized more than your handbag so that you can carry all your important items in it. Make sure you get a good quality bag to avoid tearing and spillage of objects.
3. Utilize Packing Cubes
Have you heard of packing cubes? Get familiar with it, because it will make packing so much easier.
Packing cubes may look slim at first glance, but they can fit a lot of clothes inside. The best thing about packing cubes is that you can minimize the space in your luggage with it, even when you have five t-shirts squeezed inside it.
You can purchase multiple packing cubes, and put them in your luggage. You will be surprised how many things you can fit in. One piece of advice – tag your packing cubes, so that you know which bag contains what.
4. Make Use of Cosmetic Pots
You can find clear cosmetic pots of different sizes where you can store your toiletries without wasting them. The smallest pot can measure up to 1.2 inches in width and 0.6 inches in height. On the other hand, the biggest can measure up to 1.5 inches in width and 1.34 inches in height.
These pots can store your bath items in small portions while you travel. You can have lotion, shampoo, conditioner, toner, face wash, body scrub, hair gel, concealer, BB cream and other things in these pots. They will fit into your handbag quite easily.
At the end of the day, on your return journey, you can even throw them away. You may do so as souvenirs may take up most of the space in your luggage.
5. Don’t Pack Too Much
You are discouraged to pack too much. It can be tempting and you may be worried that you will leave something crucial behind, but still keep it light.
First of all, you obviously need to keep the luggage weight under check. You are not migrating to live in another country. You are just traveling for a few days or months, so pack less.
Secondly, it is hard to keep track of everything that you have brought with you on your journey. It is possible to lose some items, even your favorite ones.
Thirdly, you have to leave some space for souvenirs. Come on, you were not thinking about going back home empty-handed, were you?
6. Take Traveling Clothes and Shoes
Make sure to take clothes and shoes that match the climate of the place you are traveling to. For cold areas, pack warm clothes and sneakers. You can get away with flip-flops and tank tops in warmer areas.
However, be prepared for unpredictable weather, like heavy rainfall and snowstorm. Have a sunglass, an umbrella or a raincoat in your bag, just in case.
You don’t need to pack jewelry, cocktail dresses or pump shoes unless you are invited to a wedding or a girl’s trip. However, if there is a chance that you may be invited to events, have a set or two ready.
7. Some Surprising Essentials
Take it from the pros who think these objects come quite handy during travels. You must get a universal adaptor so that you can use it anywhere in the world.
Earplugs and sleep masks are super important if you plan on getting any quality sleep during the flights or in general. Additionally, you should carry a hypoallergenic pillowcase to cover hotel pillows which may contain dust mites.
Lastly, carry thread and needle with you to sew up torn parts of clothes. You may think that you’ll be careful, but you never know.
8. Basic Clothing
Select your clothing based on the place you are traveling to. Take with you basic t-shirts, jeans, underwear and bras.
According to Faveable, with t-shirts, push up bras will look great. In addition, the boob lift will make up for the lack of exercise and overeating during the traveling season.
We recommend packing high waisted jeans because it is trending right now. Overall, leave some good impressions of yourself to those locals.
What if you can’t find laundry service? So pack a bunch of underwear and bras, and at the same time, carry your own detergent.
To Sum Up
Traveling is so much fun, especially when you have all the power to plan and maneuver the trip, without other people’s opinions. Although it can be scary for some, some girls and women enjoy it.
Even when you’re traveling to a safe place, don’t forget to carry pepper sprays and other similar items with you. Always have the number of the local police and hospital on your speed dial.
Whenever you’re traveling, let your family and friends know exactly where you are. Put them on speed dial as well. That being said, even with all those securities in place, what’s important is that you enjoy the trip.
Angie Grey, an expert author from Faveable.com brings you all you need to know about fashion and grooming. She loves the outdoors and travels the world like a nomad.