Packing for a Holiday Getaway

Consider how many days/weeks traveling. By car, plane, cruise?

Prior to trip checklist:

  • Check the weather during that time period
  • Pick up USPS hold mail card put in mail box day before leaving
  • Let neighbors know you will be gone
  • Don’t order anything to be delivered during time gone
  • Check the expiration date of your passport. Need to renew at least 7 to 8 months ahead
  • Consider purchasing packing cubes to organize suitcase $13 to $25 for set

Checklist for suitcase:

  • Travel umbrella
  • Use packing cubes to organize # of slacks, tops/shirts
  • Use grocery store plastic bags or cloth shoe holders to store shoes
  • Underwear/socks/camisoles/slips/hosiery
  • Travel hair dryer (most Airbnb/hotels have) check ahead
  • Toiletries (in plastic bag or totes for spillage) shampoo, toothbrush, toothpaste, hair spray, makeup, skin care, razor, shaving cream (non aerosol), hair brush and comb, curling or flat iron, fragrance
  • Small first aid kit (tums, band aids, Neosporin, aspirin, anti-diarrhea med., sinus med)
  • Rainwear, sweater(s), coat/jacket, sports coat/tie
  • Plastic bag for dirty laundry
  • Travel cloths line, wooden clothes pins, laundry detergent (hand wash items for longer travel trips)
  • Adaptors for out of the country voltage

Packing for backpack or carry-on :

  • Wallet, money, driver’s license, credit cards, passport, house & car keys
  • Cell phone &  laptop & chargers, back up battery, ear buds
  • Eyewear, sun glasses orcontacts, travel size eye drops
  • Fresh shirt, underwear, socks
  • Anti-bacteria lotion, tissues
  • Tooth brush and toothpaste (travel size)
  • Jewelry, watch, valuables
  • Prescription meds, vitamins
  • Small note pad & pen
  • Packing cubes keeps “like” items together

Print this document and keep near your luggage for future reminder on what to pack