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7 Common Packing Mistakes to Avoid for a Holiday Trip

7 Common Packing Mistakes to Avoid for a Holiday Trip

Holidays are super fun, but if you properly plan everything, you can save yourself a lot of time. Instead of wasting your time looking for things when you are on a holiday because you forgot to pack them, you can visit new places. Therefore, if you are going on a trip soon, you should read till the end of this article because we are properly going to guide you on dos and don’t to avoid packing mistakes!

Last-minute Packing

last-minute packing is a mistake to avoid
Do not packing your luggage late to avoid mistakes.

Last-minute packing is a big no. Most of us have busy schedules, so we keep delaying packing to the last minute. Sometimes, we do it the night before or the same day, which means if there is something you do not have at home, you will just have to skip it. For example, in case your favorite sweater is dirty, that’s a big turn-off. Similarly, if you are doing things in haste, they turn out to be wrong most of the time.

We recommend you make a list of things you need. Just open your phone’s notes app and write everything there. Sometimes you randomly remember the things you would need, but by the time you get home, it skips your mind. That’s when you have your phone with you all the time to write down things you might need to buy or laundry. Certainly, that way will make things easier for you.

Carrying More Than One Suitcases

Packing mistakes when carrying more than one suitcases.
Carrying too many suitcases would easily cause problems for you when traveling.

Try to pack all of your things in one suitcase. As said in the suitcase travel tips no. 2, do not pack a lot of clothes. Instead, picking multi-functional ones that can mix most styles. To illustrate, you can choose a pant that goes with a lot of shirts so you can make space for other things. Also, cutting everything that looks even a bit unnecessary. And if you need another bag, try packing with a backpack, they are easier to carry.

Furthermore, probably you will travel by bus or a cab before you get to your hotel, carrying so many bags can cause trouble. Additionally, on your way back you would like to get some things for yourself. If you take so many things from home you will not be able to get other things from your travel destinations. And just in case you have to carry a lot of bags, make sure they have wheels.

Comfort is Prior

Remember your comfort is the most important, especially when you are on a vacation. Hence, do not hesitate and pack those puma shoes that you have been saving for special occasions. Packing the shoes and clothes you feel most comfortable with because you will have to visit many places and it will include a lot of walking. Definitely, you do not want to get tired soon because you probably have to return to your hotel while everyone else is still enjoying the trip. That’s a bummer.

Moreover, make sure you check the weather of the place you will visit and pack your items according to that. Do not assume stuff when you can easily check everything before heading to your destination. Unquestionably, careful research and preparation before the trip will help you to avoid possible packing mistakes and problems.

Fold Your Clothes

folding the clothes carefully to put in luggage

The brilliant rule of packing is to roll, rather than fold, your garments. Moving your dress makes it simpler to pack little things into the little hiding spots of your bag, in addition to it forestalls unattractive wrinkles and wrinkles. Take it up a score and utilize elastic groups to keep your moving things set up. At that point, sort them into large capacity packs to guarantee all that stays coordinated and compacted.

Lugging Along a Pharmacy

If your destination has an airport, it probably additionally has drug stores, emergency clinics, specialists, and admittance to present-day medication. Thus, there’s no compelling reason to bring a tremendous medical aid kid. Any enhancements or physician endorsed medications from back home are unquestionably worth pressing (as is Sudafed, since it’s not accessible in certain nations or even U.S. states).

In addition, it’s never an impractical notion to have a little determination of nuts and bolts, including ibuprofen, stomach settling agents, and wraps. Simply leave the family-size bottles of aspirin at home. If you need more, you’ll have the option to get it, perhaps for a lot less expensive than in your own country.

Buying Sim Cards Ahead of Time

Many people suggest you buy a sim card before leaving your country, which is not a smart move since they can cost a lot of money. In fact, you can find a sim card easily and in much lower prices at the airport. Evenly, if there isn’t an outlet at the airport, chances are it’s nearby somewhere. Simply ensure your phone is unlocked with your local carrier before you go, so you can utilize outsider SIM cards uninhibitedly and effortlessly.

Not Preparing a Hand Carry

prepare a hand carry to avoid packing mistakes

Flights can be long and exhausting, so it is a good idea to prepare a hand-carry to put your favorite book in there with some healthy snacks you can munch on. Don’t forget your headphones because most of the time, you have a range of movies you can watch but no headphones, which can be a bummer. However, do not pack liquids. Most countries will not permit you to carry fluids or gels in jugs over 100 milliliters (or 3.4 ounces) in your portable baggage. Hence, don’t forget to check it. It’s one of the most common packing mistakes that you can easily avoid

In a similar vein, if you need your security line insight to go extra easily (for you and your fellow travelers), try to pack the entirety of your liquids in an accessible bag and include your PC in simple reach. You’ll ordinarily be approached to remove both from your bag early for simple screening. Being readied can keep lines moving rapidly. Last but not least, make sure you check the carry-on essentials for long-haul flights to fully prepare for this situation.


Vacation is a relaxing time for everyone. So, you should try making it easier for yourself and the people around you by planning ahead and being smart while packing. Efficient packing will save you a lot of time, and you can spend that time doing things you enjoy.

Protip: do not forget to keep extra space in your bags. You may need to put stuff you buy on your vacation somewhere, and buying a new bag can be expensive.

Hassan Abbas - The Broad Life's contributor

Hassan Abbas
A content writer by passion and profession. He enjoys reading and writing about healthcare, mindfulness, and well-being to educate people about being happier and lively. He believes that writing is an effective way to communicate at better levels.


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  • Colleen

    Great tips! I think the biggest one is last-minute packing. You never ever want to do that. If I pack last minute, I always forget something.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Definitely! Sometimes, I was lazy to pack the stuff and wait till the last minutes to do.

  • Brianne

    I love the tip about not carrying more than one suitcase. I’m a big fan of packing light – which usually just means packing what you need, and not a lot of extras.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Haha, so you and me share the same idea. I hate to carry heavy stuff so I always packing light.

  • Angela

    Amazing tips for packing ideas. Really good information for travellers.

  • Gervin Khan

    These are great tips! Make a plan to use lesser time in packing. Thanks

  • WritesandBlogs

    Great tips. In fact I follow all, experiences I have gathered after my many business and personal travels.

  • Carrie Ann | Should Be Cruising

    Excellent packing tips! I always try to make a detailed packing list and pack ahead of time so I don’t forget anything. A lis helps me to not pack too much as well because I’m not hurriedly flinging extra things in my suitcase that I “might need”.

  • Blair Villanueva

    I used to overpacked and ended not using the clothes I packed. Now I learned to stick to one suitcase, and bring extra small suitcase empty in case I both items during my trips 😀

  • knycx

    Great tips, and I completely agree, especially I always bring the medication along with me just to have a peace of mind, you never when you need them, and I won’t leave them behind.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      That would be one of the considerations too. Of course, there is a must for particular medications to pack in luggage.

  • Autumn Murray

    I love all of these amazing travel tips! I am sooooo looking forward to traveling the world again!

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