Entry #1305, June 16, 2012
Summer vacation is one of the most anticipated events of the year. You do not want to miss out the fun and excitement of going to vacation with your family or friends. For first time travelers, it can be very challenging to effectively pack for summer vacation. Packing things may be very strenuous especially if you do not know exactly how to do it and where to start. Whether this is your first or not, effectively packing for vacation can save you time and space once you get to your destination.
Here are some effective ways to pack your things for summer vacation:
Know your travel itinerary.
Proper information of the places you go will give you ideas on the items and belongings you need to pack. Since it is summer, a beach or pool area will probably be part of your schedule. Therefore, swimming attire should be part of your list. If the vacation is more of a summer camp, you should not forget to bring your hiking gears for safety and convenience. Your travel itinerary will also give you the number of days allotted for the summer vacation. When packing for kids ensure you bring a few more days amount of clothing than you think you will need.
Make a list of attire each day based on the itinerary.
This task is to provide you with a scenario of what type of clothing and belongings you will need. While this method isn’t foolproof, it will help you get a picture of how much you intend to carry. If you think it is too many, look for clothing that is quick to dry and can be used the other day. Then, revise your list until you come up with your final listing. Furthermore, bring two to three extra changes of clothing and just-in-case wear for unexpected changes of plans.
Refer to your checklist in doing this task. Your last day clothing should be at the bottom then pile up accordingly so that subsequent clothes are placed on top. This makes it more convenient to get your attire without messing up the entire baggage. Depending on the length of your vacation, use luggage that can accommodate your extra clothing and accessories. If possible, carry a smaller duffel bag rolled inside of your luggage to have room for souvenirs and more on the way back.
Preparing for vacation should be exciting, use these tips to pack effectively and enjoy your awesome time!
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