I wasn’t always an efficient packer, but when I became a flight attendant I had to be packed for every climate imaginable in one standard issue carry-on. You learn a few things about packing light with that sort of challenge. Lately I’ve become a last minute packer and would only remember on the way to the airport what important thing I forgot to pack! Isn’t that the worst?! Having a packing list handy has been so helpful in making sure I don’t forget anything!
With that in mind, we have created two packing guides for you. The first is a comprehensive checklist with just about everything you could ever use on a trip. This can be your starting point to help you decide what to pack, or you can use it to run through everything you’ve already packed and make sure you didn’t forget anything.
If you’re a seasoned packer, I have a blank list for you to write out your own packing list so that it can be personalized to your needs.
*TIP – If you travel a lot, or even just a couple of times a year, you should think about designating a drawer or box to hold all of your travel things. I keep my passport, copies of important documents, all of my travel sized beauty products, and many other things in a “travel” drawer in my closet. Having a go-to spot for these things keeps me a little more organized and makes packing so much easier. Also, if you plan on reusing the packing guide you may want to consider printing it on cardstock so it holds up better.