With Memorial Day around the corner and the Summer vacation season beginning, now is the time to think about your vacation packing essentials. In the first place, I’m guilty of over packing. Every time my Husband and I are planning a trip, he always jokes with me that we’re going away for a week, not a month.

Packing can create a lot of anxiety for many individuals. But it doesn’t have to. By planning ahead, you will be redirecting your anxiety.

Vacation Packing Essentials

So, whether this is your first trip or hundredth trip, you should always plan a checklist.  Of course, one of the first things you need is a good set of luggage. Below is a three-piece luggage set. In addition, this set includes a 20, 24 and 28 inch spinner luggage.

Vacation Packing Essentials 2017

At the same time, it is a good idea to start a few days ahead of your trip. You don’t want to wait until the last-minute to pack. In the same fashion, it is good to pick a color story. Whenever I go away, I try to come up with a few colors so I can mix and match my outfits.

Carry-On Bag

Indeed, a vacation packing essentials is to prepare a carry-on bag. In the same way, a carry-on bag should have anything you need while you’re on the plane at your fingertips. Also, it is a good idea to pack a change of clothing and toiletries in case your luggage is lost.

In addition, you may want to pack a book, a travel blanket and pillow. When packing your carry-on, make sure you keep it light.

Packing Your Suitcase

Vacation Packing Essentials 2017

Now, you’re ready to pack your main piece of luggage. For me, a key ingredient in packing is to bring lots of layers. By bringing lightweight clothes, you’re able to pack more items of clothing.

When packing, you want to roll your clothes as this creates more space. Also, by rolling you will have less wrinkles than if you were folding your clothes. At the same time, an important tip is to remember not to go over the Airline’s weight. My Husband always weights our luggage the night before our trip.

If you have zipper compartments in your luggage, use them to store accessories and lightweight shoes. Another important tip is to pack your shoes on the side of your luggage. Because, I tend to bring a lot of shoes, my Husband usually is stuck adding a pair or two to his baggage.


In essence, vacation packing essentials should be about the items you will use. Of course, I tend to pack too much. I always come back with clothing I never wore. Moreover, you can always shop for anything you forget to bring. After all, shopping is part of the fun while on vacation.