Until the last minute, are you wondering what you will forget? Nervously, darting your gaze around the apartment as the door closes? Check out my guide on how to pack and what you need for your trip.
To avoid nerves, don't put off packing until the last day, especially if you don't this too often. Over time, you will develop your own packaging system. To make sure we don't forget anything for the trip, it's a good idea to create our own “check list” that we'll tick off one by one, and update with the lessons we've learned when we return from the trip.
We pack differently for carry-on luggage and differently for checked baggage. Different to warm countries, different to cool destinations. Different for a hotel, different for a trip on your own, etc. No less, always keep in mind that there are stores everywhere and we don't have to always take everything. In addition, if our bag is stuffed on the way out, we are likely to have even more trouble packing on the way back.
How to pack
Prepare a separate small cosmetic bag
What do you need for the trip?
A sample list to help you complete all the things for your trip.
|Prepare for travel:|
look at the validity of your passport or proof
learn about entry regulations (visa?)
check departure times
didn't you forget to rent a car?
insure yourself against cancellation costs
insure yourself against KL and NW
check recommended and mandatory vaccinations
Make photocopies of the most important documents
check customs regulations
find out what the current voltage is (adapter?)
enable autoresponder in email
Do you have roaming enabled for “cell”? (Outside the EU, it's worth turning off to avoid incurring additional costs)
remember the allowed weight of your luggage
passport or identity card
visa (if necessary)
confirmation of travel reservations
documents of your four-legged friend
vaccination booklet (if necessary)
Multi-currency card (e.g. Revolut)
Credit card (often required when renting a car)
something against mosquitoes
remedies for the flu
remedy against stomach sensations
…and something for diarrhea
Your ongoing medications
For boring moments:
downloaded on the phone e-books, music, movies
To be agreed with neighbors or friends:
taking care of house plants
Leave a mailbox key for someone
forward your holiday address
Who will drive you to the airport?
Just before you leave:
take out the trash
close the windows well
turn down/off heating
close the water and gas supply
lock all the door locks well
sound the alarm
remove the antenna cable from the TV
Give someone a second key to your apartment
look in the fridge
Do not take items that may be dangerous (e.g., knife, pocket knife, nail file, scissors, aerosol hairspray, etc.), and liquids in containers over 100 mL.
goggles for swimming
mask and fins
toothbrush and toothpaste
sanitary pads, tampons, liners
everything for makeup
care products for the toddler
adapter to electricity
batteries or accumulators
boots for bad weather
Your “jasper” for sleeping
provisions for the road
backpack for trips
lighter or matches
needle and thread
guidebook and map
Any ideas what to add to this list? Write in the comments!