How to Pack for a Stress-Free Vacation
Going on vacation is great, especially after the year that we have had. It doesn’t matter if you’re booking a short stay just outside the city or are finally getting on a plane to head somewhere new, either. A trip is a trip, and every trip will improve if you aren’t stressed during any part of it. That includes getting there. Many people underestimate how exhausting it is to travel, but if you follow these tips, you can be ready to explore and have fun on your vacation from the second you arrive.
Have Your Toiletries Ready to Go
Investing in a proper travel-sized toiletry set is so important. Not only does it mean you can easily get through airport security, but you also won’t forget anything or have to leave something behind.
There are two versions of travel-toiletries to consider bringing. The first are travel-sized versions of your essentials. This could mean filling bottles or tins with the products that you use so that they fit in the liquid limit and are enough to get you through your trip.
Then you have the disposable options. For contact lenses, for example, it can be hard to bring through necessary contact solutions. It’s a lot to carry, and after being exhausted from a day out, cleaning and storing your lenses will just be an extra chore. Alternatively, Precision One single-day lenses are perfect. Just bring the amount you need for the length of your trip, and you’ll stay stress-free throughout, without compromise.
Plan Your Outfits in Advance
You can bring a very small wardrobe and still have enough unique outfits to last your trip. The secret is to choose the right items.
Items that All Work Well Together
Planning out what you are going to wear every day during your trip is how you can get excited and cut out stress on the day and during packing. Try out different outfits, and make sure you have a “warm” version or a “cool” version just in case the temperature changes.
Fabrics That are Re-Wear Friendly
If your destination has an iron, you do have more choices, but generally, you are going to want to stick with breathable, re-wearable fabrics. A good way to wear the same pieces again without washing them is to bring under clothes. These are often very thin and pack up small, so you can wear what you have with a buffer.
Have a Wallet or Folder for Your Travel Documents
Forgetting travel documents or having to rummage through for them is stressful, especially if there is a long line behind you. By having a folder or wallet for your tickets, passport, and other travel documents, you can have everything ready to go in one easy place. When you’re back home, you can put it in a safe space, and you’ll know it has everything you need for next time!
Create a Checklist
Another great way to pack stress-free is to create a checklist first. This checklist can be used again and again and is a great way to make sure you have absolutely everything. At the very least, however, make a note of what you pack. This way, you can make 100% sure you are bringing everything home with you when your trip is done.