Anyone who has travelled likely has some routine when it comes to packing. Whether it is stocking up on travel-sized toiletries, packing their socks in their shoes, etc., there are little things that are unique to each traveller. However, there are definitely “don’ts of packing” that everyone should follow! Below are some packing no-no’s that may come in handy the next time you go to a trip.
Packing at the Last Minute
This should probably go without saying, but it is amazing how many people wait until the night before a big trip to even start packing! Obviously, there are some things, such as medication, everyday hair tools, etc., that will have to wait until the morning of the trip. However, always have as much packed as you can, and always make a list ahead of time! That way, even if you only have time to pack the night before, at least you know the exact items you are packing.
Not Taking Advantage of the Carry-On
With astronomical luggage fees, your carry-on can become your best friend. If you are going for a short weekend trip, business trip, etc., you may only need a carry-on! Avoid checking baggage and fees if this is the case. Most carry-ons can be as large as a small suitcase-definitely large enough to fit a laptop, two or three outfits, your toiletries, shoes, a book, and a couple more items. Most importantly, know the carry-on requirements, because there are many things that you can leave in your checked baggage, but cannot take with you on the flight.
Forget to Check Your Passport
If you know you are going on an international trip, chances are you know pretty well ahead of time. Right after booking your flight, check your passport! If it is expiring within six months of your trip date, you should renew it just to be safe. On top of checking your passport, make sure you don’t need a visa to the country you are going to. If you do need one, get that taken care of well before heading to the airport!
Courtesy of: Adventures All Around