The packing tips offered here are based on the cornerstone of packing light. The lighter the better! Have you ever gone on vacation, say a cruise vacation and the excitement keeps you awake for days before you leave? Then, it hits you – what do I pack! how do I pack! what bag will I use? Feeling overwhelmed and overloaded? These questions are easily answered by the development of a packing blueprint specifically tailored to your needs. By using a packing checklist you will be able to accurately pack a bag, even at the last minute. When you’re flying 50,000 feet above the ocean on your way to the Caribbean you won’t have to wonder if you’ve forgotten something.
Trip packing can be simple and fun! Just follow the blueprint!
Follow these 3 steps to creating your personalized packing list:
- Begin planning 3 to 4 weeks before your trip (As you gain experience packing with your blueprint the time will decrease tremendously!) This will allow you to think through, purchase necessary items and refine your list.
- Visualize what you will be doing each day of your trip. Laying out your complete outfits by day helps you to do this.
- Print out one of the sample packing checklists below. Continually revise this list until it meets your needs. After each and every trip, go through your list and mark off any items you will not ever use. Also, add any items you decided you can’t live without for your next trip!
So what are the rewards of Traveling Light?
SIMPLICITY – traveling light keeps things effortless and uncomplicated
SECURITY – traveling light gives you protection and safeguards you from things like lost luggage
SERENITY – traveling light gives you peace of mind so you can enjoy your trip
SAVINGS – traveling light saves you money on luggage charges, porter fees, and missed flights
Always remember the words of Antoine de Saint-Exupery: “He who would travel happily must travel light.”