TRAVEL AND PACKING HACKS THAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW
So, you’ve booked your trip, everything is finalized, you’re excited and all your vacation outfits finally came in the mail. The only thing that's left to do is pack. After all, we save the best for last right? Only kidding, packing is what we all dread the most. Those few days before your trip can be very stressful but we’re here to help. Whether your an over-packer or simply need some tips on how to pack your suitcase, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our travel/ packing tips and essential items that Team Bleu swears by for your getaway.
MAKE A CHECKLIST
Making a detailed checklist can make your life so much easier when it comes to packing. With all the stress of getting ready for your trip, it's really easy to forget the items that you'll need. Having a checklist makes packing go so much smoother because it helps keep you on track. While your packing, check off the items as you go to see what you've packed already and what's left. This will keep you organized and make this process move more efficiently. If you don't have the time to make your own, there are plenty of printable checklists online. Once you're finished, double-check the list to make sure that you didn’t skip over anything. Trust us, double-checking will save you from not having your favorite swimsuiton your trip.
HOW TO PACK YOUR SUITCASE
Packing a suitcase may seem like a straightforward task but it can be difficult if you're bringing a lot with you. The one way to lessen that pre-packing stress is to come up with a strategy, also packing your suitcase is all about personal preference. It's up to you if you'd prefer to fit more clothes and keep it organized or you might not mind a little suitcase chaos. First tip, try keeping your toiletry bag packed. This helps so you can easily grab your toiletries and not have to think twice about forgetting your essentials. Roll your clothes, its a game-changer. It saves so much space rather than when you fold your clothes. Pack the first outfit that you plan to wear on top and what you plan to wear on the last day on the bottom of the suitcase. This makes it more organized and easier for you to get your outfit for the day. Are you an over-packer? Well, this tip is especially for you. Pick out everything you want for your trip and only take half. I know, it's hard but this will not only create more space in your suitcase but it'll help you bring only what you need.
CARRY- ON ESSENTIALS
When you’re traveling, you need to have your essentials with you. You need to be prepared for your trip and having your go-to items will be very beneficial for you. Here are a couple of items that we think would be perfect to pack in your carry-on. If your beauty products are too big to pack, transfer the products into small clear reusable containers. Pack a laundry bag and plenty of zip lock bags to put your clothes in that you've already worn on your trip. Bring a travel pillow and an eye mask so you can catch some Z’s during your travel. Bring In-Flight entertainment like an IPad to watch your favorite shows or movies. Also, if your flying, bring a pair of earphones with you. Some airlines give you complimentary earphones although others have you pay for them. If you know your phones battery doesn’t last all day, pack a portable charger. That extra charge will get you through your travel or your full day of excursions. You might also want to bring a spare change of clothes with you. Just in case your checked luggage, unfortunately, goes missing, at least you'll have the spare clothes until everything gets sorted out. Lastly, pack some lip balm. The plane gets dry in the air and so will your lips. So keep them moisturized with some lip balm.