How to Pack for a Trip
I know this is a blog about food product launching, but since it is my blog, I am allowed to throw in articles on various random topics as I desire.
I told you in my last article that I went on a road trip. In the last article I also gave you a checklist for vehicle preparation for a road trip.
In this article I thought it might be a good idea to have a checklist of what to take on a trip.
Since we are currently in the season where half of America goes on road trips, the timing will be right.
The Clothes You Will Need
When you are going on a trip, you need to first keep in mind what you are doing on that trip. This will determine what clothes you bring and what equipment or toys or extra paraphernalia you need.
The easiest part of the planning to start with is clothes planning. You first determine how many days you’re going to be gone and then you pack that many days of outfits plus a couple extra in case of some unfortunate occurrence, like the waiter spills red wine down the back of your white silk shirt.
Think through the activities that will happen during the days that you are packing for. Will you be only in casual environments? If so you can probably get away with flip-flops and a T-shirt for every single day.
Is it a mix of casual activities during the day and some more dressy occasions at night?
Think through how many dressy occasions you need to plan for and what those occasions are. They may dictate what kind of outfits you pack for those occasions.
When you have identified the nature of your days and the dress requirement for days and nights, set out your outfits. Then pack all of those outfits in your bag.
Remember underwear. I can’t tell you how many trips I have gone on when I faithfully packed everything but showed up with no packed underwear. The next day I had to go out and buy underwear. That is a hassle.
The other thing that’s easy to forget is pajamas.
Activities to Pack For
Next think about what particular activities you will be doing on your trip.
Is this a Camping trip? If so, then you need to take your planning to another whole level. See my blog on packing for camping.
Are you going to the beach? Or to a resort or hotel? Be sure to pack flip-flops or water shoes, beach towels, sunscreen, and swimwear.
Are you going to be hiking? Pack tennis shoes or hiking boots, sunscreen, good socks, and a canteen for carrying water.
Are you going to be visiting an amusement park? Be sure to pack very comfortable walking shoes, sunscreen, and a backpack for carrying around stuff through the park.
Personals and Food
Remember your toiletries. Toothbrush, toothpaste, comb, hairbrush, make up remover, hair supplies, body spray.
Will you be packing your lunches or taking all of your food? Taking some of your food? Only needing snacks? Think about your food needs and write down everything you will need each day that you’re taking food. Then pack all of that in one or two milk crates.
That about sums it up for packing for a trip.
I hope this has been helpful and I hope you have a great trip.