5 Tips to Help You Pack for a Summer Getaway

Going on a trip soon? Take note of these handy hints


This summer, whether you're going out of town or out of the country, packing the most essential things is a must! Remember, if you brings lots of stuff, it will be harder to pack and keep things organized. You'sd also want to avoid excess baggage fees. Get your bag act together and let these tips guide you. 

Photo by Miguel Nacianceno. Pictorial direction by Gwyn GS Guanzon.

Keep these tips in mind:

Create a list

Before going on vacation, it’s best to create a packing list to make sure that you don't forget anything important. Bring essentials like toiletries and extra clothes. 

RL Tip: Start organizing your things three days prior to your departure instead of packing just a day before. This gives you enough time to double check all items and see if you need to buy anything.

Repurpose old pencil cases

Keep chargers orgnized by using an old pencil case or cosmetics case. You may also use a roll-up earphones organizer to keep it in place.

Pack dual-purpose items

When traveling, it’s essential to pack multipurpose items. If you’re going to the beach, bring a sarong that can also be used as a shawl or a skirt. If you’re going to a cold area like Baguio or Tagaytay, opt for a jacket that can also serve as a travel pillow.

Photo by Vincent Coscolluela.

Use drawstring bags

Avoid bringing bulky thick laundry bags that can take much of your luggage space. Use drawstring bags to separate used clothes from the clean ones. You may also use these bags when packing your shoes.

RL Tip: You can also use a non-woven foldable bag just in case you need extra space for your slippers.

Bring a travel wallet

Worried that your stylish wallet will get wet during your trip? Bring a waterproof travel wallet instead! Use it to make sure that you have your money, cards, and travel documents with you at all times.

Photo by Vincent Coscolluela.

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