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Vacation Packing Tips

It needs thorough preparations ahead of time to not forget the important things you need.

Preparing for your luggage is tough especially if you have a long vacation. It is very important to check on the things you need to bring. Start with the most useful like clothes, toiletries and stuff you need. Select a vacation bag that is comfortable for your belongings and also comfortable for you to bring. You don't want to go to a vacation forgetting the most important things so it would be advisable to take note and check on the things you really need.

Don't forget to bring extra cash when going to a vacation. This is for emergency purposes, since not all stores accept credit cards so it is important to bring money to use for important things. You wouldn't know you might get stranded or your flight might be postponed. You have to think for certain possibilities.

Bring the right clothes. You have to check on the weather to where you plan to go so that you can pack for the right clothes to wear. You don't want to wear summer clothes when its winter in England, so be prepared. When packing for shoes bring only two pairs or one will do. Choose for a comfortable one and that fit for the occasion or the places where you will go.

Aside from your luggage you also have to bring a small bag for you to put on small necessary things like your camera, wallet, phones, make-up kit, and medicines. Your identification, addresses and phone numbers will also be stored in your carry-on bag. It is more convenient for you bring a small bag to carry to avoid messing up on your luggage.

It is also very important to bring things you cant live without like books and your laptop. You just have to put them in the right place to prevent your things from messing up. You have to make sure that you have a vacation bag that fits well for this things. If possible try to choose a bag that has lots of compartments in it to save space and to put on some other small things you need.

If the whole family is going to a vacation, it surely needs longer time to pack. Don't forget to bring the necessary stuff for the kids and some things that can make them comfortable like their favorite pillow or their favorite toy. Bring only the necessary things for them.

It is also good to bring a journal with you, keep track on the happenings and the unforgetful moments you had. Keep records on special events you are in while on vacation so that you wont forget it and you have stories to tell when you got home.

Always remember to choose a vacation bag that is not too heavy for you so that it wont be hard for you to bring while you are in the airport. If possible try to make sure that your things fits enough on your luggage. It is very important to pack ahead of time to avoid rush, this can prevent you on forgetting things to bring.

By Judy Karwacki, MA, MBA

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