Packing A Suitcase For A Trip

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Excited because you’re going on a vacation, but you need to pack your things. Packing may be boring. But we are offering you some simple rules that can ease your packing.

For start, doing a little research about the place you are visiting it will help you be prepared with exactly needed clothes or health items.

Reaching efficiently and easy packing must start with a list of a necessary things/checklist, so you don’t forget anything. This list you can take on your vacation so you don’t forget anything that you packed.

Checklist For Packing

Toiletry Bag

Basic content:

  • Toothpaste and toothbrush, also you can bring floss and mouthwash
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Bodywash gel
  • Moisturizer/body lotion
  • Face lotion
  • Deodorant
  • Sunscreen
  • Lip balm
  • Make up (maskara, blush, toned crème, lipstick)
  • Remover for make up
  • Feminine hygienic products


  • Perfume
  • Mini mirror
  • Hair product (hair spray, gel etc)
  • Razor
  • Facial tissues and wipes
  • Scissors
  • Nail clippers
  • Tweezers

Advice: In assumption that you are travelling with plane you must pack the toiletry things (which are liquid, aerosols, pasta or crème) in zip zap bags and their weight must be max 3,8 ounces/100grams. Also the scissors, nail clippers or tweezers must be packed in the checked suitcase.

Healthy Bag

Before traveling you should check about the diseases and what kind of vaccines are required for place you are going to visit and what kind of medicine you should take with you.

Basic content:

  • First aid kit (gauze, bandages …)
  • Pain and pain relievers
  • Thermometer
  • Cold medicines
  • Diarrhea medicines
  • Laxative medicines
  • Allergy medicines
  • Antibacterial ointment
  • Sunburn relief
  • Motion sickness pill
  • Eye drops
  • Multivitamins
  • Specific medicines for the region
  • Personal prescriptions


  • Hand sanitizer or wet wipes
  • Glasses and glass case

Bag With Documents

  • Passport
  • Visa (if you need one)
  • Personal ID
  • Loyalty program card (for frequent flyer or hotel chains…)
  • Cash /credit card
  • Health insurance documents
  • Travel insurance information
  • Reservation and itineraries
  • Hotel/tour contact
  • Transportation tickets
  • Emergency contacts and important addresses
  • Guide book, maps
  • Dictionary

Before even start with planning the trip you should check the expiration date to your passport.

Advice: Consider emailing yourself a copy of your passport, driver’s license, medical card and itinerary so if something happen to them you’ll have back up option.

Clothes Bag

The best advice for packing your clothes, is that you select clothes in the same color family. Also you may consider packing more tops than bottoms in your luggage. The selected clothes are preferred to be from materials that don’t wrinkle. You should choose your clothes wisely, for example, if you’re going on a five days trip, you will need five tops (shirts) and three pairs of bottoms (slacks, jeans or skirt).

You will need shoes (casual sandal, loafers or sneakers), the best options it is to put on you the biggest and the heaviest one you are planning to take with you, and to pack the other two in your bag.

Technology Bag

In this bag you will need:

  • Mobile device and charger
  • Laptop, e-reader or iPad
  • Headphones
  • Camera
  • Electrical converters and adapters

Whenever you’re heading have a great time. Make sure you pack light using this checklist and travel well.

Packing may be boring. But we are offering you some simple rules that can ease your packing.

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