Packing for a trip can be a potentially stressful endeavor. However, if you address it in an organized manner, you will be able to save time, ensure that you pack all of your essentials, and remain focused.
First, write out a list of everything you will need for your trip. Keep this list organized and create sections for toiletries, clothes, food, and miscellaneous. When packing, a good tip is to roll your clothes- it is a great way to conserve space. In addition, things like cosmetic bags are perfect to keep toiletries orderly.
Next, find a suitcase with appropriate dimensions. The size will depend on how long your journey is expected to be. If you are flying to your destination, make sure that all of your items fulfill travel regulations. You may have to check your bags if you need to bring several large items or excessive amounts of liquids!
When flying, pack a carry-on bag with all of your essentials. Include things like charging cords, a change of clothes, a bathing suit, a few snacks, contacts/glasses, and necessary skin care products. This will ensure that even if your luggage is lost, you will be able to scrape by for at least a day.
In all cases, keep your suitcase organized and make use of the multiple pockets and compartments. Make sure to prepare for potential mishaps on the go, bring a magic eraser or stain removing stick to help you out in a pinch! Also, plan ahead and pack a few hangers if you are bringing dress clothes that could get rumpled or wrinkled.
Have safe travels and enjoy the ride and the destination!