How to Make the Ultimate Packing List

Packing can be one of the hardest parts of traveling, especially when you have kids. For today, I’m going to focus on a packing list for the average adult that can work for almost any trip. All the items with stars are great to take in your carry-on.

Clothing

  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Bras
  • Pajamas
  • Casual Shirts
  • Blouses
  • Pants
  • Shorts
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Sweaters / Sweatshirts
  • Swim Suits
  • Outerwear
  • Casual / Walking Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Heels
  • Boots

Accessories

  • Hats
  • Gloves
  • Scarves
  • Umbrella
  • Belts
  • Jewelry*
  • Purses / Bags
  • Sunglasses*

 

Toiletries

  • Toothbrush / Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Soap
  • Deodorant*
  • Shampoo / Conditioner
  • Brush / Comb*
  • Hairstyle Appliances
  • Face Products
  • Sunscreen
  • Glasses / Contacts
  • Razor / Shaving cream
  • Makeup
  • Feminine-Hygiene Products
  • Birth Control
  • Nail File / Clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Medication
  • Vitamins
  • Pain Relievers*

Other

  • Cell phone*
  • Laptop / Tablet
  • Electronics Chargers
  • Camera
  • Voltage Adapter
  • Emergency Contacts
  • Credit Cards*
  • ID*
  • Insurance Cards*
  • Passport*
  • Books or magazines*
  • Playing Cards*
  • Notebooks and Pen*
  • Headphones*
  • Tissues*
  • Lip Balm*
  • Snacks/gum*
  • Cash*
  • Itinerary*

The key is to pick and choose exactly what you need; by looking at a list like this and going over ever item, you can make sure you’re not overlooking anything.

Example

A friend of mine is going on a 1 week trip to Italy next week (the last week of April). Every day the temperature will be about 70-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Using this list, her packing list would include:

  • About 10 pair of underpants
  • About 14 pairs of socks
  • As many bras as needed
  • Pajamas
  • 5-7 casual shirts
  • 3-5 blouses
  • 2-3 pairs of pants
  • 2-3 pairs of shorts and skirts
  • 2-3 dresses
  • 1-2 sweaters
  • 1-2 swimsuits
  • 2-4 Jackets, including 1 rainproof
  • 1-2 pairs of comfortable walking shoes
  • 1-2 pairs of sandals
  • 2-3 pairs of other shoes
  • Jewelry
  • 2-3 bags / purses
  • Sunglasses
  • Umbrella

In addition to bringing the clothing listed above, she is also planning to bring pretty much everything in the toiletry and other lists.

As always, I hope everyone has a good week and let me know if there’s anything else you bring when you travel!

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