Any successful trip that’s about to happen largely depends on the things you’re carrying with you. Some are essential, some you can do without, which is why people have designed travel kits with things you are most likely to need anywhere you go.
Creating your own travel kit is always a good idea. Here’s are some tips on how to create one. Before you start packing for the trip, make a list of things you need at your destination, and while going there. That way, you will avoid carrying too many unnecessary things with you, and on the other hand, you will make your journey easier. Since packing can be tiring and stressful, make a list 10 days in advance, buy all the necessary things, iron your wardrobe, tidy up your shoes, check all the devices you carry with you, and start the final packing for the trip.
As for what you should include in your kit, read our suggestions below:
1. A notebook
Although we all have smartphones and do not think about writing in notebooks anymore, a notebook and a pen are considered to be essentials wherever you go. Every now and then your phone battery may die, and having a piece of paper and a pen with you may save your day. And why not start a travel diary? Do some creative writing, describing places you’ve visited, write down plans for the days ahead… Visit this site to see what kind of use you will have from a traveler’s notebook, while on the road.
2. First aid is mandatory
Traveling is very exciting, but very often if you are careless, you can hurt yourself or hurt someone else. That is why it is good to always bring a small first aid bag with you. Bring pills for headaches, nausea, and discomfort if you have problems with allergies and climate change, probiotics, and other things you may need. Be sure to bring a bandage in case of physical injuries.
3. Raincoat and umbrella
During the trip, you can’t predict the weather. That is why it is necessary to bring an umbrella and a nylon raincoat with you in order to protect yourself from possible precipitation. Weather conditions may ruin your walking sightseeing tour, but if you’ve prepared well enough, nothing can surprise you and spoil your adventure.
Be careful with the packaging of cosmetics and bring only what is necessary. Today, you do not have to carry a large number of bottles (shampoo, balm, shower gel, etc.), but you can buy a set of small bottles in drugstores and fill them with shampoo, gel, etc. Of course, you can expect to get mini cosmetics at the hotel, but if you like to use your own cosmetics, you can apply the advice with small bottles. If you are traveling on vacation, be sure to bring sunscreen with you.
5. A special bag for personal and precious things, an insurance policy
If you carry things of great value (laptop, tablet, camera, mobile phone, jewelry, etc.), money, and personal documents (passport, ID card, etc.), always carry them in a special bag. Bring your insurance policy, international traffic license, and authorization if you are traveling in a vehicle that is not owned by you. Arrange the money in several different places.
If you carry the devices already mentioned in this article, be sure to bring a charger for each one. If your camera’s batteries run out quickly, bring a battery charger.
7. Things for a comfortable trip
To make your trip comfortable, bring a sleeping pillow and a thin blanket. For fun, it is desirable to bring an interesting book, magazine, games. If you are bothered by noise, bring earplugs. Don’t forget snacks and water.
These are all essentials every travel kit needs to have. Organizing one is a sure way to know you have all the things you need with you and are prepared for whatever comes your way.
It is also important to state a couple of useful tips for packing…
Pack clothes smartly
Most people, especially women, tend to pack too many things, which in the end they don’t take out of the suitcase. If you are traveling on vacation, bring a couple of warm things in case there is a change in temperature or precipitation. If you travel by plane, take into account the restrictions when it comes to the weight of luggage. If you are traveling in business class you can take up to 2 pieces of luggage with you at no extra cost. On the other hand, the weight of luggage can be up to 32 kg, and for economy class between 20-23 kg. Do not overdo it with clothing or footwear. Bring comfortable shoes and a pair of elegant shoes if you are planning to go out. If the hotel has a swimming pool without you going on holiday, bring a bathing suit with you. Pajamas, towels, underwear are an integral part of your luggage.
Avoid packing last minute
Don’t pack at the last minute. Panicking at the last minute leads to clutter in your suitcase, forgotten necessities, and overcrowding with even those things you certainly won’t need. Pack in time so you don’t happen to have a piece of clothing you need for travel is in the dirty clothes basket, or you don’t get to buy some of the things you need. Timely plan what clothes you will wear, following the rule – one look each day (or one look per occasion if you are going on a business trip that will require several different styles in just one day).
Our final advice would be to pack more T-shirts than pants. You will be able to realize many more clothing combinations if you pack more T-shirts than pants. No one will notice that you wore the same jeans for two days in a row if you combined them with a different t-shirt.
Applying these three suggestions, and organizing your travel kit will save your every travel.