Going on a Trip? Pack These Items That Will Not Take Up Much Space But Can Spare You a Headache

Going on a Trip? Pack These Items That Will Not Take Up Much Space But Can Spare You a Headache

If you are going on vacation, you will likely always remember to pack clothes, your toothbrush, and any medications you take daily. However, what about the other stuff that can make a trip more convenient and might not be easy to find at your destination?

Here are some suggestions of things to take along:

  • Air Tag or other device trackers: for your luggage, camera, golf bag, and other items that could get lost or stolen
  • Antibacterial wipes: to wipe down your airplane tray and armrests, and other germy surfaces
  • Chargers, adapters, and power banks: it is no fun when your phone’s battery runs out when you are on the go or when you cannot charge your devices because you are in a country with different kinds of power outlets
  • Clothing emergency repair: Sewing kit, bobby pins, safety pins, and stain removing pens, such as Tide to Go, laundry soap sheets, or pods
  • Digital luggage scale: if you are concerned about exceeding baggage limits, pack a digital luggage scale so you can monitor your suitcase’s weight
  • First aid: antidiarrheal, aspirin, band aids, antacid, anti-itch (bug bites), Dramamine, sunburn relief, and blister bandages
  • Money belt and/or small wallet to keep cash so you do not have to open your purse or broadcast where you keep your wallet
  • Organizers: Packing list (or app) so you do not forget items and have an inventory if your luggage is lost (hint: keep this list on your phone or in your carryon because it does you no good if it is in the lost suitcase), large envelope for receipts, and packing cubes that compress
  • Personal hygiene: washcloth and shower cap since not all hotels provide them
  • Plastic bags: for dirty laundry or wet bathing suits
  • Safety: pocket flashlight, portable door lock or door stop with alarm
  • Weather protection: sunscreen, rain jacket or portable umbrella, handheld fan, water bottle, and lip balm

No matter where you are traveling, if you have even some of the above items with you, you will not waste your precious vacation or fun time running around trying to buy them.

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