Last Updated on January 7, 2021
Depending on your personality, packing can either be the most boring and stressful activity on Earth (especially if you’re packing for a business trip), or a very exciting one that is an essential part of your travel experience.
According to a study conducted in 17 countries that collected over 17,000 responses, 72% of the respondents indicated that the anticipation that comes with planning for a vacation trip – of which packing is a big part – is capable of giving the most immediate boost of happiness.
But whether you like it or not, the truth is that it has to be done… and preferably in the best possible way. Because the last thing you want during your travel is having to deal with the stress caused by packing mistakes such as forgetting an essential item or carrying around an overpacked suitcase. Step up your game with these
#1 – Travel packing list
Start your list with the essentials: hygiene items, phone charger, number of socks and underwear, earphones, etc. At this point, you should know exactly what some of the activities that you’ll be doing during your trip are.
For example, if you’re going to the beach, you’ll need bathing clothes and sunscreen; if you’re going to explore the city on foot, you’ll need comfortable shoes; if you’re going to enjoy the nightlife, you’ll need your best clothes. Your list will heavily depend on the activities you’ll be doing – decide those first!
Before writing down the number of shirts, coats, and sweaters you’ll need, pick up your phone and check the weather forecast to see what the weather will be like during your stay in the city you’re traveling to.
If you’re like most people and pack the day before, you can have a very accurate idea of the weather and pack accordingly. There are a few helpful apps that were built to facilitate this entire packing process.
We recommend PackTeo because of its user-friendly design and built-in templates that suggests some predefined items according to the type of trip you select (camping, beach holiday, business trip, etc).