Tips and Tricks for Travel – Packing Hacks for Long Trips
When planning for a grand adventure, you either love packing, or hate it. Pack right, and your trip is easy and mostly stress free, at least from the clothing and toiletries side of things. Pack wrong, and you might find yourself spending money replacing forgotten, but necessary items.
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Today’s guest post features Tonya Carroll, a writer and adventure blogger who shares her favorite packing hacks to help make packing for your next adventure a breeze.
Tips and Tricks for Travel – Packing Hacks for Long Trips
A holiday or a long trip not only helps you rejuvenate but also helps you relax. If you are going on a long trip, then you need to carry the best outdoor gear with you. It’s important to pack everything in the right way. When your packing is right, it will be easier for you to use those things in order on your trip. Listed are some tips and tricks for travel, read on.
Make a packing checklist
To start with, make a checklist of all the things you need to carry to your trip. From essentials to toiletries, include everything in the list. When you make a checklist, it becomes easier to sort things. In fact, you will not forget anything if you make a list.
The list is essential for longer trips as you can be sure of everything that you need to carry along with you. Simply pack your suitcase and check items from your list, your work will become easier.
Pack two tees for every bottom
If your trip is long, you need to be careful regarding the clothes you carry. Try to carry two tops or tees for every trouser or jean. You can save a lot of space with this. Also, roll your clothes rather than folding. This will make way for other things in your suitcase. Carry clothes that are easy to manage and are comfortable for your long trip.
Use a transparent bag for toiletries
Pack all your toiletries in a transparent bag. You will be able to use the things according to your need. You can keep this small bag in your suitcase for your easy access. You can also pack other essentialsin a separate bag and keep it along withyour clothes. With handy bags, you don’t need to dig out individual things, your task will become easier.
Put your chargers in a sunglass case
You heard that right. Your headphone wires can be all messy. And, your charger can easily be lost somewhere if you are not carrying a sling pouch. Put your headphones and chargers in a sunglass case and place it in your suitcase. You can easily access both the things without an issue. This can be perhaps the best outdoor gear for your traveling needs.
Pack your shoes with shower caps
You can use shower caps or transparent bags for your shoes. It’simportant to cover your footwear with caps if you are going ona long trip. Footwear can cause a stink and can damage your clothes. It’salways a good idea to use small bags to pack your footwear if your journey is too long.
Use drawstring bags or socks
For all the things breakable, you can use a drawstring bag or socks. You can put your perfumes in socks or string bag and place it in your suitcase. This will ensure that your perfume remains safe.
Use dryer sheets
You must use dryer sheets for your suitcase for longer trips. Use these sheets between your clothing items to avoid the smell. This will help keep your suitcase smelling fresh longer.
And of course, choose a smart, lightweight, sturdy and practical suitcase for your trip!
I love Tonya’s suggestions, don’t you? She shared excellent tips for trips where you will pack a suitcase. If your adventure includes using a backpack for carrying your belongings, check out my article 9 Tips for Packing Your Backpack for Airline Travel.
Author Bio: Tonya Carroll is a freelance writer and an adventure blogger. She is fun loving and ambitious female who loves to go on outdoor adventures and sharing her experiences through honest blog posts. She has done hiking, biking, fishing and many such adventures around the world and aims to inspire fellow adventurers to get the best experience.
Let us know in a comment below if you have other tried-and-true tips and tricks that made packing easier and less stressful. Tonya and I would love to read about your ideas!
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Love the dryer sheet idea! Thanks
I use dryer sheets for so many things! Love them!
I like the transparent bag for toiletries. Makes it much easier to find things.
Yes! I agree that this is an excellent tip to make the packing process easier.
Love these tips. Why haven’t I thought of the dryer sheets. Such a great idea.
Dryer sheets are useful for so many things; packing for a trip included. 🙂
Great List! I myself have always made a check list, I feel like if I don’t i will forget something really important like medications. There’s some cool idea’s on this list though I had never thought of like the dryer sheets, love that and the sunglasses case for power cords. all those cords getting all twisted up always drove me nuts I will for sure use this tip on my next trip. Thank you.
A tip my mom gave me if you are going sailing or traveling to rain forest area’s where your bags could get wet, pack each outfit in a zip lock bag and press all the air out to save space and this way your clothes wont get wet and your wet clothes at the end of the day wont smell up your bag.
Excellent tip! I packed some of my Kilimanjaro trek items in large ziplock bags and it worked really well to keep them organized in a duffle bag that was emptied and repacked every day for 7 days.
thanks for sharing such a helpful tips for travelling.
I like the dryer sheet tip! I had never thought about that but it would make sense for long trips!
I love that tip too!
Great tip for using shower caps to cover your shoes! I am totally going to do this on my next flight.
I tried this on my last trip and the shower caps worked perfectly! I used free caps I had collected from hotels we had stayed in.
I suck at packing haha! This is so helpful. Thank you!
Glad to help!
These are awesome! I never would have thought of a sunglass case! Thank you 🙂
I agree, that’s a good tip!
These are great tips – I recently did a youtube video about packing for my three toddlers in one suit case. We use some similar tips.
Excellent! As a mom of six(!), I often used similar tips, even waaayyyy back when my kiddos were little. I have grandchildren now. 🙂
The dryer sheets are genius. I needed this post. Next month i’ll be going on a 2 week trip across the pond to London, Paris and Rome. I’ll be using all these tips!
Oh Meg! Have a great time!
I always make a checklist when packing for anything it makes it so much easier. I’ve never heard of chargers in a sunglasses case what a good idea 💗
I have a few random sunglass cases lying around and they now have a new purpose!