Planning for a summer vacation? I bet you will get tons of advices on what to pack for the vacation and a great possibility is there of you being ended up with packing many useless things that you will actually never bring out of your suitcase during the vacation.
Summer Vacation: Checklist of What Not to Pack
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Whittling down the packing list will save your money, time, and hassle. So, check out this list to know what you absolutely do not need to pack for your summer vacation.
Put Away the Valuables
Put the valuables away. You are not going to a fashion show or a fancy party. The only thing you need to flash is your skin! So, leave your diamond necklaces, expensive earrings, super pricey Rolex wristwatch, or the latest Apple smartwatch at home, or consider using the safe in your hotel when possible.
Leave the Extra Gadgets
Leave those gadgets at home that you are not going to use during the vacation. People tend to stash all their devices but most of which don’t even come out of the suitcase. So, take only those gadgets that are necessary and don’t forget to jot down their serial number or put some kind of identification mark on them so you can track them down if they are lost.
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Don’t Bring the Toiletries
Everyone follows a beauty routine at home. But, you don’t need to do it when you are travelling. Holiday is about relaxing so let loose a bit instead of carrying your entire beauty products in your suitcase. If necessary, buy them or use the complimentary toiletries in case if you are staying in a major chain hotel. However, if you think you cannot survive a day without your own toiletries, decant the face wash, sunscreen, shampoo, and conditioners into 100ml plastic containers, and leave the large bottles behind.
Don’t Pack Liquor
You may have a bottle of old, precious wine and you want to sip into that golden nectar while bathing into the rays of the setting sun in an exotic beach. It’s a legitimate wish! But, packing liquor or anything breakable into your bag is not a wise thing. Even the most carefully packed and zip-bagged bottles can break. Plus, any container weighing more than 3.4 ounces won’t be allowed through security.
Don’t Pack Extra Clothes
In most cases, the suitcases of travelers are filled with loads of clothes. But, you don’t really need a clean pair of pants or a perfectly ironed shirt for each day of your vacation. Pack your bag only with the necessary outfits and toss away those ones that you will ‘possibly’ wear during the holidays. However, you can buy a bunch of cheap socks and undergarments and just throw them away as the days go by. In this way, your luggage will shrink over time.
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Holidays are tempting! They tempt us to bring everything and to hell with them. But, over-packing will fill up your luggage space, cost you more money, and increase your hassle as you have to carry the mountain with you. This things-not-to-pack list will help your suitcase to be lighter and ease your struggle with luggage during your summer vacation.
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