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Packing For A Trip

It Is A Lot Of Trouble

Packing for a trip is a lot of trouble. However, it gets easier the more often you pack. Make a list of everything you will need to take. Do not worry about forgetting something because you will. When you return from your trip, add that forgotten item to your list. Next time you will forget something else but eventually, your list will be complete.

When packing for senior travel, remember the cardinal rule. If you can not carry it, you can not take it. Get a good suitcase with great wheels on it. We recommend samsonite for a suitcase. They are pricey but the wheels are strong and it lasts a long time. You can get a cheaper suitcase but if this one lasts twice as long it is better than twice as good.

Rule #1: If You Take It You Must Carry It

If something will not fit in your case, then you do not need it! Remember rule #1. Yes,packing-backpacking-32069_640 the one about having to carry it. Be sure all of your packed clothing articles can be interchanged and still match. Usually, a one color theme works best.

You might love that green pair of pants but what will you wear it with? If it will only match that special sweater that you must also pack, then don’t. Put it back and stick with the mix and match. You do not need a different outfit every day. You are the only one who will know you wore that shirt 3 days ago.

Only take 2 pairs of shoes. One to wear and one to pack. OK, the flip flops do not count as shoes. They are packable. Get all our your beauty products in small sizes. It is worth the extra money not to have to carry the extra weight. If you run out, don’t worry, they have stores where you are going.

Dress clothes are the difficult part. Don’t pack an outfit on the theory that you may need it. Grab a dress or skirt that will go with the other things in the suitcase. Pack something that goes with that extra pair of shoes you packed. If you throw a dress shirt and a pair of dress pants into your suitcase, the shoes are a little less important. Get long pants that cover your shoes. It is not worth packing another outfit as well as another pair of shoes for just one dinner.

Packing List

Here is a list that will be a good starting point for senior travel when packing for a trip.

notebook
pen or pencil
camera
map
reservation info
contact info
drivers license
passport
money
credit cards
book or kindle
pillows
phone
phone charger
medications (list)
lipstick
chap stick
make-up
jewelry
hair brush
hair dryer
toothbrush
toothpaste
shampoo
conditioner
face soap
antiobotic creme
anti-itch creme
tums
mints (for me)
extra glasses
sunglasses
sweater
jacket
nightgown
underwear
socks
shirts
swimsuit
t-shirt (for cover-up
flip flops
zipper sandwich bags
detergent-small bottle
hat
sandwiches

suitcase

 

Soon packing for a trip will be the easy part! Now put that favorite shirt back in your closet and stick with the color theme. Plan for your senior travel.

 


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