The next major travel season is this March break and with many issues of lost luggage when travelling lately and influx of travellers post pandemic, it’s much easier to travel with a carry-on luggage no matter the time or distance of travel. This is especially easier when travelling in warmer climates to those all-inclusive vacations, where all you need are light summer clothing and swimwear. If you are travelling to a colder climate, it's also possible as well with these organizing tips for travel!
Always Use a Packing List
This is so essential so you don’t forget to bring certain items, like chargers, travel adapters, etc...I once travelled to Vancouver and forgot my makeup, and then I purchased some while there which wasn’t ideal of course. Follow a list and you will be organized from the start!
The carry-on luggage
By using this size luggage you avoid checking it in and you no longer need to worry about losing it or wasting time waiting for it when you arrive. You can happily walk ahead at arrivals and get ahead all the way to your hotel!
Use packing cubes and fold clothing vertical
This allows you to keep your items separated by categories like all tops, bottoms, undergarments and socks to have their own home. Then simply bring them out into the hotel dresser drawers and keep items clean and organized when you settle into your hotel room.
Use a shower cap for shoes
This simple hack that you can purchase at the dollar store, keeps shoes contained and protects your clothing from getting dirty. Bring flip flops/slippers and one pair of outdoor shoes perhaps a dressy pair and you wear your casual shoes to the airport. If you are travelling to a colder climate, choose to wear your boots instead.
Use shampoo and soap bars for less liquid in luggage
I started to use soap bars more and just bring my own containers and it’s also less waste.
Pack travel sized toiletries as much as possible.
Most people want to bring their own toiletries as they don’t always want to use what is provided by the hotel. I usually make sure to just bring my own facial wash and lotion, toothpaste and sunscreen (if I’m going to a hot climate). Most of the stuff I can buy while I am there and I will just leave the items at the hotel when I’m done.
Use clear (Zip lock) bags to pack little stuff
Use clear (Zip lock) bags to pack electronic items, toiletries, travel documents, and all together and misc. items.
Having chargers and travel adapters in one place makes it easy to find especially when you are running on low battery! Use a zip lock bag or even a makeup bag to contain these, and other small items you need. I prefer having a clear zip lock bag to hold my important travel papers. I also like to have all of these in my carry-on bag so it’s easier to show at security.
Always bring a tote bag, steel straws and empty water bottle in case. I find this useful in everyday life and even when travelling. Continue to have less waste wherever you go!
When you pack less you will have less worry and stress, happy travels!