Are you planning a long vacation? Well, going on trips is great and feels amazing, but you need to be careful when you are out of station. If you are going for more than 2 weeks, then you need to be ready to pack tons of items for the journey. If you are not a good packer, then here are some tips you need to know about…
- Start early – When you are planning to pack for a long trip, then you need to start early. You must begin the process weeks before so that you can make a list of things you need and arrange them with time. You can actually start stuffing in things to the bag so that you have everything in place. It is always better to start early than to rely at the last minute. So don’t delay the process of packing, begin early!
- Get your clothes cleaned – Yes, this is yet another essential to packing efficiently for a long trip. You will not have time or place to do your laundry which is why you should carry extra pairs of clean clothes with you. Keeping extra is better than wearing dirty clothes again and again. Wash all your clothes 2 days before, get them ironed or just pack them in the bag if ironing is not required. Make sure nothing smells because it could spread this scent all over the bag. Don’t forget to carry double the pairs of undergarments, socks, and other essentials.
- Take a medium sized bag – If you know that your trip will not have too much walking around with your luggage, then you can take a medium sized trolley bag, if you will go to different locations, then you need to take a comfortable backpack. It is not possible to fit everything in this backpack when on a long trip but make sure you have a small hand bag, which is easy to carry around. You must always keep all your essentials in your bag when on a trip. You cannot leave your passport, money, jewellery or anything precious in a hotel room.
- Get clothes arranger – If you are into clean packing and want everything to stay in place then get a clothes arranger. This is, basically, a cloth bag or a plastic one, which has compartments in it to place different cloth items in different sections. This is a handy product for organised people and those who love a neat bag. This is also great for those who are lazy to repack; you can just take things out from one section and put it back there again. This will keep your packed bag like how it was when you packed it initially.
These top 4 tips can help you pack better for your long trip. So what are you waiting for? Book your train tickets and train food service for your next long vacation!