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Adventure awaits. Let's pack!

School's out, time to hit the open road. Or maybe just drive to the airport. Wherever you are headed this summer, a light load will make the trip more enjoyable.

Here are some packing tips to get you on your way: 

  • If flying, avoid bag fees by researching your airline's carry-on restrictions. And make sure to review the Transportation Security Administration's travel checklist

  • Use packing cubes to keep similar items together and your suitcase neat. Skipping the cube? Roll thin items and fold heavy items. Place clothes you will need first – usually pajamas – on top. 

  • Pack light by ditching the “what-ifs.” Most vacation destinations have plenty of merchants ready to sell you a rain poncho, new flip-flops, a bigger sun hat, or even a new t-shirt or sweatshirt if the weather turns. 

  • Use travel size toiletries and refillable bottles for liquids. 

  • Pack a laundry (or plastic) bag to stuff with dirty laundry later. Don't fret if you forget, there's usually one in the hotel room closet. 

  • Make sure your carry-on bag has the basics (change of clothes, medications etc.) to get you through a day if your luggage goes missing. 

  • Lighten your wallet by only taking the essentials. Make a copy of your ID, credit cards and itinerary. Store a copy in your luggage and leave a copy at home.

Don't let packing for a vacation stress you out. Just use common sense and focus on enjoying the adventure.

Can't find your passport? Is your luggage lost in the basement? I can help! If you need some assistance decluttering and organizing your home contact me anytime at (608) 345-1836.


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