Pack Like an Expert for Vacation

Your vacation is fast approaching. You have picked the dates, planned the trip and scheduled time off of work. Almost everything you need to do is completed with the help from the experts at Rubinsohn Travel. Now all you have to do is pack. It may seem like an easy task that can be done the day before your trip, but in order to pack like an expert and make your vacation go as smoothly as possible check out these tips to make packing a breeze!

Plan Early and Make a List

Rubinsohn Travel suggests that a month before your trip, make a list of everything you think you will need and set the list off to the side. A week later, look at the list again and cross off anything that is not essential for your trip. This will give you the opportunity to add any other essentials that you did not think of before. Taking time to plan what you need to bring for a trip will allow you to remember everything and avoid bringing unnecessary items. “I always advise clients to pack everything they’d like to pack, and then remove half of it from their suitcase. I find that really helps in terms of figuring out what they really need for a trip, and then they end up just bringing the essentials,” says Bill Rubinsohn of Rubinsohn Travel.

Layers and Neutral Colors

An essential expert packing tip is to plan on layering your clothing on vacation. Depending on the weather at your destination, avoid being too hot or too cold and pack light jackets or sweaters that can be doubled up or removed as the weather varies throughout the day. Remember that even in the warmest climates you might need a jacket in the air-conditioning. Neutral colored items that can be worn more than once can also be a helpful way to eliminate packing too much clothing. Colors such as black, tan and grey can be paired with almost anything and used multiple times throughout your trip.

Separate Clothing by Day

Since you already have your itinerary planned with the help of Rubinsohn Travel, planning your outfits for each day of your vacation before you begin packing can ease frustration. This also allows you to eliminate unnecessary clothing items and helps make packing easier. Pack each outfit in a sealed bag, or gallon food bag with a zipper to keep clothing organized and tight. Removing excess air from the bags will make more room in your suitcase. Pre-planning your outfits will make getting ready while on vacation quick and painless to leave more time for fun!

Bring Valuables and Extra Outfit in Carry-On

While there are many things you can prepare for during your trip, losing your luggage is not something you can control. A way to avoid ruining the start of your vacation because of lost luggage is to pack all valuables in your carry-on. Never check luggage with medicine, money, electronics or expensive jewelry, and always keep those valuables with you. To take extra precaution, pack an extra outfit in your carry-on in case your luggage happens to get lost. Being prepared will allow you to enjoy your vacation rather than waiting and stressing until your luggage is delivered.

Allow Room for Souvenirs

Because nothing is worse than not being able to bring home something special from your travels for your friends and loved ones!

Always remember that you have a limit of 50lbs per suitcase without paying overweight and if you can’t lift the suitcase – you’ve packed too much!

Use your new expert packing skills on your next trip planned by Rubinsohn Travel! Call us at (215) 886-5200. We can’t wait to help plan your next vacation!