Some love packing and some hate it, either way, you are always looking for ways to make it easier. Here are my top 5 tips that I use my self to take the stress out of packing.
Make a list of items you need and if you have a place, set them out all in one area. Then as you go through the week, you can determine if you really need it. By the time you are ready to load the suitcase, it should be quick and easy.
Use your shoes
Things like socks, underwear and other small items can go in shoes. Its empty space otherwise.
Rolling your t-shirts takes up much room and most of the time a good shake will take any wrinkles out.
Avoid the mess
This is something that has happened to me. For bottles of shampoo, sunscreen or other items that could be messy, use this method. Remove the lid and place a piece of saran wrap or foil over the opening and then replace the lid. If you want extra protection, place the bottles in zip lock bags. This way if anything does spill, it will be contained in the bag.
You should always pack in your carry on medication, bathroom essentials, at least a shirt and any valuables like electronics.
And remember the TSA 3-1-1 Rule.
I hope these were helpful tips for packing. One last tip though, check out these packing cubes for your next trip. I have used them for multiple cruises and love them. Makes packing more organized and to me easier to unpack when you get to your destination.
I have a passion for travel and believe travel is about experiences. Experiences create memories and are the stories we tell to friends and family - even with a little fudging on the facts.