What to Pack When Traveling

What to Pack When Traveling

When being on a road trip, it’s important to pack certain items. Besides the coffee, snacks, and drinks that you may need to keep you awake, it’s also vital to carry extra clothing and things in your car like an extra jacket or smaller bag.

By having a packing list, you’ll be able to remember to pack certain things that you need while you’re on the road. Remember that these things may be necessities that you will need while you’re on the road and you will want to have with you at all times. Here are 5 simple tips to follow:

Don’t pack last-minute items

Tugging and pushing you out of your car, taking your car door-mirror or fluttering candle away, using your car’s air conditioner to no avail, placing a pot of loose change down your windshield. That’s are a few typical examples of things that you shouldn’t bring on a road trip but rather place in your car, so you have an extra bag for those last-minute items.

Have a basic color scheme

Also known as the “tonal effect,” having a certain color scheme helps you to stay organized. yellows, reds, purples, browns, and such should be predominant on your color scheme. If you don’t have a color scheme picked out, think about the things you will be doing on the trip. In other words, the less negative emotion you want to harbor, the more the various colors should be predominant.

Don’t overpack. Let’s face it, we all do it

Overpacking is generally a very poorly suited way to use up space. Primarily, you want to bring light and easily accessible clothing like jeans and a light sweater. If you need to bring long pants, pack short pants, and so forth. If you need to bring a coat, bring short jackets (short skirts & jackets) and shoes (speedo are optional). You should be able to pack less than what you need and not more than you need. If you need to bring a car-top, bring a lightweight rain poncho. If you’re not sure, don’t pack it.

Bring what you need for the trip

The quantity of clothing you bring should be determined by the number of days you will be on the road. An example would be bringing as many shirts as you need shorts, skirts, and dresses. If you are going on a 3-day hike in the mountains, you would need shorts, skirts, shirts and perhaps a few dresses. Keep in mind that this is an example and you will vary with this according to your trip.

Don’t forget the lingerie

Just because you are going on a business trip doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a night or two with those yoga classes your company sponsors. Bring the lingerie set instead of buying new outfits. You can wear the lingerie for a work luncheon or even for a Friday night dinner out as long as you don’t mind wearing it two hours in the morning as you partake in a glass of wine before retiring to your hotel room.

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