It is always good to know how to pack smart especially when going on a vacation overseas. You cannot return to your house whenever you want to get something you had forgotten, and the price for check in baggage are not cheap too. The ideal way of packing is to pack minimal pieces that are versatile as well.
If you are planning to go on a vacation anytime soon, or just for your future references, here are 22 tips for smart traveling when going on an overseas vacation!
This is for those kinds of “just in case” situation, where you accidentally stain your clothes or something worse, and you need to change into a new set of clothing. You don’t really need any fancy clothing for this situation, just something that is basic will do, like some T-shirt and jeans.
Bringing a set of toothbrush and toothpaste is not just something that is useful for when your flight is during the midnight and you will arrive your destination in the morning. It is also useful for when you feel like your breath is not too pleasant and need to freshen it up.
Leaving cables all over in your carry on is a nightmare. They will get tangled among themselves, or worse with other cables, and the worst of all? Breaking a wire. So, a good way to store the cables is to tie them properly, in a way that they don’t break, and keep all of them separated in a pouch.
This is a good way to help save space in your suitcase so that you are able to pack more stuff in your suitcase. Aside from that, you will be able to keep yourself warm in the airplane as well as it is almost always cold being on the plane.
A good way to make sure all documents are prepared is to write down on a list, and this should include your airline ticket (if you booked online), your visa (if necessary), your passport or any other kinds of documents. They should all be kept in a file together and not thrown your carry on unprotected.
It is important to check how the plugs look like when traveling overseas as the plugs will be different. The last thing you want when traveling overseas is if your phone ran out of battery and you do not have a suitable plug to charge your phone. Below is a list of different plugs and which country they belong to.
You might have heard others saying that rolling your clothes when packing your suitcase will save space, well that is true. A smart way to pack your suitcase is to save space so that you can pack more stuff. As clothes usually take up quite a lot of space, rolling them will help definitely be helpful.
Jewelry is just as much of a nightmare as electronic cables, it is important to store them properly as well. For smaller pieces of jewelry, such as earrings and rings, you can store them in medicine case. Whereas for longer ones, such as necklaces and bracelets, wrapping them in plastic wraps would do the trick.
Having your liquid spilled out of their bottles and onto your suitcase during a plane ride is horrible. As accidents could happen the least you expect it, just make sure they are kept in zip-lock bags to prevent them leaking onto your suitcase.
An even safer way to ensure your liquids don’t leak is to cover the cap of your liquid products with a plastic sheet. This way it is impossible for the liquid inside to spill out as the plastic sheet will kind of stick itself onto the cap and the bottle and this will make your liquid items more secure.
Shower caps make packing shoes so much easier. Simply place the bottom part of your shoes into the shower cap and leave the top open. This will prevent your clothes or any other items getting dirty from the bottom of the shoes.
As shoes and socks are to be worn together, it’s just suitable for you to store your socks into your shoes. This does not only help save space in your suitcase, it helps to keep your shoes in shape and not squashed and deformed by the time you get off the plane.
Your skin care products are not only big in size, which takes up quite a lot of space, it could even be wasteful just in case they spill in your suitcase. Transferring them into smaller containers will help you save space, and will also create a smaller mess if accidents happen.
Ever bring powdered makeup products on an airplane to find out the product break into pieces the after getting out of the plane? Well, a way to prevent this simply place a piece of cotton pad on top of the product and close them well, and then pack them away. This is an excellent method to keep the product in a good condition from breaking.
Most razors probably don't come with a cover to keep the blade part closed. So a good way to do that is to use a large binder clip and clip onto the blade of the razor, that way your razor can be kept safe in your suitcase.
Unless you are traveling overseas for some event or meeting, or else packing just basic clothing that is easy for pairing would do. It is okay to bring one or two fancier clothing, but aside from that, keeping things simple will make your vacation life a breeze.
If you are going to beaches or somewhere hot, it is a must to bring a hat, right. But ever experience your hat getting squashed and out of shape? Well, a smart way to keep it in a good shape pack your hat upside down, and stuff things into the cup part, such as your undergarments, clothes, or any other softer items.
You definitely do not want to combine your dirty and clean clothes together, so keeping your used ones in a plastic bag will help maintain your clean clothing fresh and odorless.
You probably do not want to waste 30 minutes every morning picking out what clothes to wear during a vacation. Prior to the vacation, plan and write down what outfit combination would you wear on each day. This will save you a ton of time staying in the hotel or apartment, and give you more time for your travel.
Unless you are bringing an extremely large suitcase, or else you wouldn’t be able to keep all the things you brought during the starting of the vacation AND the souvenirs you bought into your suitcase. To solve this problem, simply bring an extra bag and use it to keep the things you bought, and carry that bag onto the plane.
If you are an organized freak, then this is for you. Packing your tops and bottoms, even undergarments, into packing cubes will not only save space, they are also super convenient to pack into your suitcase. Instead of dealing with smaller pieces of items, you just have to organize the large packing cubes. Though it takes extra time to pack your clothes into it, it will definitely save you time when stuffing them into your suitcase.
Blouses, chiffon buttoned shirt, soft pants, or any other items that are prone to wrinkle is tricky. No matter how, they still get wrinkle when you get off the plane, whether it be rolling, folding, packing cubes, and so on. So a good way to ensure minimum wrinkle is by placing them on top of all the items in the suitcase so that not much items will cause them to be wrinkled.
These are 22 tips for you to pack smart for your next oversea vacation. Hope these tips are helpful for you!
If you are going on an oversea vacation soon, then have a safe flight, and enjoy your vacation!
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