How to Pack for Your Summer Vacation Like A Pro

Summer is here, which means it’s time to take advantage of the longer days and warmer weather and do some traveling. Whether you’re going on a week-long trip or just escaping for a weekend getaway, these tips will help you pack for your summer vacation like a pro.

  1. Check your airline’s luggage policy.

Before you begin the packing process, make sure to check your airline’s luggage policy. See how many bags you’re able to check or carry-on, any weight and size restrictions, and find out if there are additional fees. Quick tip: This device that lets you check your luggage weight at home—and it’s under $10!

  1. Make a packing list.

Get a head start by making a packing list a few days before your departure. The days leading up to a trip can be stressful and overwhelming, and sticking to a list will make the process easier and help you remember everything you need.

  1. Pack by outfit.

Avoid overpacking by choosing outfits you plan to wear, not items. It helps to stick to a color scheme and choose pieces that you’re able to mix and match or wear multiple times.

  1. Lay everything out.

Lay out everything you need beforehand, don’t pack as you go. This makes it easy to visualize everything you’re bringing, cut items you don’t need, and pack your suitcase strategically.

  1. Roll your clothes.

Rolling your clothes instead of folding them helps you save space, makes it easier to find what you’re looking for, and it prevents wrinkles and creases in your clothes.

  1. Use packing cubes.

Packing cubes are an inexpensive solution that’ll help you save room in your suitcase and keep your belongings organized throughout your trip. Group like items together and zip them in a packing cube so you can find what you need quickly.

  1. Pack dryer sheets.

Keep your clothes smelling fresh all week long by placing a few dryer sheets throughout your suitcase.

  1. Carry on the essentials.

You never know what’s going to happen with luggage, so it’s important to stay prepared. Make sure to keep all medications, necessary documents, some small toiletries, and an extra change of clothes in your carry-on just in case there’s a mishap with your luggage.

  1. Leave some extra space.

Finally, leave some extra space in your suitcase. There’s nothing worse than realizing you don’t have room for the items and souvenirs you purchased on your trip.

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