Dollarwise Travel – Packing Tips

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Packing can often be somewhat of an afterthought when you are wrapped up in the excitement of an upcoming trip, but can be tricky if you are not prepared. Leaving packing to the last minute can result in packing too little, packing too much, or even forgetting important items. With these tips, packing for your next vacation will be a breeze!

Figure Out Who You're Packing For

While this step might seem simple, if you are packing a suitcase for one of your kids or significant other, you want to make sure you are packing with their needs in mind. Is this person sensitive to the cold? Pack an extra-long sleeve sweater! Are they a picky dresser? Time to get a bigger bag! – Thinking about whose suitcase you’re packing for ahead of time will make the actually packing part simple. Ask your significant other or child for a list of their essential items, and whether you are packing for one, two, or more, always make your own list too.  There’s nothing worse than getting to your destination and finding out you forgot your favorite shirt!

Go Category by Category

Packing by categories is a safe way to ensure you have all of the different pieces of clothing, toiletries, etc. you need, and will also ensure that you pack enough of each item. There’s nothing worse than getting to your destination and realizing you are short a few pairs of underwear! Like underwear, you can never have enough pairs of socks, as they are likely to get dirty, or wet quickly. Move through your categories list to pants/ shorts, shirts/ sweaters and so on, until you are complete! Do you need any extra supplies such as a toothbrush and toothpaste, sunscreen or a first aid kit? Add it to the list, and check off items as you go. It’s always better to be over prepared than underprepared.

Lay Everything Out – Pack Together

Before putting all of your items in your suitcase it’s important to lay everything out on the floor. It’s easier to visualize all of the items on the floor instead of trying to guess what you’ve already packed in the suitcase. Laying everything out and packing it all together will allow you to check off your packing list as you go, ensuring you are not forgetting anything.

Roll or Fold Clothes Up to Use the Least Amount of Space

Rolling up items of clothing items is a great way to fit everything you need into your suitcase. Between rolling up some items and folding the others you will have more than enough room for everything. The placement of your items in the suitcase is also important! Think about the items you need to grab quickly and place those on the top. There’s nothing worse than spending time digging through your suitcase for the items you need.

Double Check

Last but not least, the most important step is to double check that you have everything you need for your trip. Go through the amount of days you’ll be on vacation, think about the activities you’ll be doing and mentally go over the list you made. Make sure everything’s there and then you can finally zip up your suitcase! Now you can enjoy your vacation without worrying about leaving anything at home.

The Best Prices At Dollarwise

No matter what you need, you can find it for cheaper than anywhere else by shopping at Dollarwise. For the lowest prices on everything for house and home in Barbados, be sure to visit the location nearest you.