Packing may probably one of the most unwanted things when it comes to travel. Preparing and packing everything you are going to need for a travel can be annoying sometimes because you may end up forgetting major essentials and bringing unimportant stuffs instead. Travelling is not supposed to be stressful or annoying even in preparation. It should be fun. Packing is also not that difficult if you know that to bring and what not to bring. It usually depends on your destination, the weather, the activities you are going to do, etc.
Don’t pack these things for travel
When travelling, you must have read and seen various writing and articles about what you should pack for a short trip, long trip, honeymoon, etc. However, there are also things you don’t really need to pack regardless of your travel types. Here they are:
Jewelry is unnecessary for travelling. So forget about packing any expensive jewelry into your carry on bag or suitcase. Even if you are going to have a luxury travel on a cruise, packing expensive jewelry is not recommended. Leave them at home. If you really have to wear them for special occasion, put them in your carry on bag not your suitcase. If you wear engagement rings, make sure to wear it backward so the diamond is not facing the people around you. This way, you won’t attract any unwanted attention.
Too many gadgets
All tech gadgets are also unnecessary for travelling. You may have iPhone, tablet, laptop, and more gadget you use daily. However, it is highly recommended to choose one or two of them instead of bring them all. You can just bring the one you need the most and can do variety of tasks. This way, you don’t have to pack many chargers. Not to mention that you prevent the risk of losing your gadgets during travel.
Travel iron is often considered as important essentials for some travelers especially the ones who really care about fashion and appearance. However, iron often can be found in any accommodation. Even if they don’t have it, you can always use some simple hacks to avoid wrinkled clothes. You can hang your clothes in the bathroom while taking hot shower. The steam from the hot shower can help reduce the wrinkles. Another tip is, pack wrinkle-free clothes.
Ask with your accommodation before packing a hairdryer
Hair dryer is probably one of the least thing you need during travel especially if your itinerary involves outdoor activities most of the time. Women travelers often bring hair dryer for travelling. However, most of accommodations also provide hair dryer so there is no really need to pack it into your suitcase. You can also let your hair dry naturally.
It is also highly recommended to not bring designer luggage because it is like you put a target on your back yourself for a thief to notice you. It is enough to bring generic suitcase that is sturdy and can secure your belongings just fine.