Most of us always end up forgetting something when we travel. It could be something simple yet it may have missed us. It is always advised to make a checklist of items to use so to make sure you don’t miss anything. Here’s a guide on what should be in your checklist.
All travel documents, cash and credit card
It is important you have all your travel documents listed. Some people may have more than others. The basic includes your passport / visa, ticket, credit card, cash, all insurance, reservations, itineraries and emergency contacts. These are vital travel documents and should be taken with you all the time. If you end up forgetting these it may cause a lot of harm. You may have other documents that are important as well and don’t forget to have them in your list.
Items you use regularly
All the above items are better kept in your carry-on bag and it could include other items such as your charger, mobile phone, tissues, hand sanitizer, pen, travel pillow, eye mask, headphones etc. These items are the ones that you use regularly and may even need them in the flight. Keep the absolute essentials and keep some personal storage units just in case. Note that most of the time you are not allowed to carry liquids in your carry-on.
Other items to pack would include laptop, other chargers, camera, memory cards, books or any other miscellaneous items you may require. If by mistake you take too much or more than you can carry there are many storage units available here.
Clothing includes the basics such as your underwear, night wear, t-shirts, shirts, pants, shorts, belt, dresses, sunglasses, socks, shoes, sweaters and jackets are a few. The number of clothes will depend on how long you’re staying. All of these may not be important to you depending on the nature of your visit. If it is business purposes you are more likely to have more shirts and pants with you and if it is leisure you may need swimming trunks and sportswear. This will depend completely on you but make sure you have the basic such as underwear, sock and shoes.
It is best to pack the basic pack of toiletries in case the place you’re staying doesn’t offer much. This list includes toothbrush, tooth paste, floss, mouth wash, shampoo, conditioner, hair cream or gel, soap, personal hygiene products, makeup and makeup remover, towels, lotion and razors.
Other important extras would include a small mirror, small sewing kit, tweezers, nail cutters, basic first aid kit, pain relievers, multi vitamins, medication, eye drops etc. If you use medication make sure it is one of the things you pack first.
These are some of the important things to keep in mind when packing. You may travel for various reasons and it may require different equipment, clothing, products and much more than listed above. The above list has the basics covered for you.