How To Pack For A Trip

I went home to Tampa for Memorial Day weekend. It was a fun trip. I was able to catch up with my close friends and family. I also left with a tan. Even though it was a short three day weekend, I took this opportunity to vlog how I pack for a trip. The video is linked below along with my packing list.

Rules of Thumb 

  • Pack a laundry bag so you can pack your dirty laundry in it.
    • If you don’t have a laundry bag, you can use a plastic garbage bag or small grocery bag. Sometimes if I forget, if you check in your hotel closet they have plastic bags for you to put your dry cleaning, I’ll grab that and use it instead.
  • Plan a outfit for each day.
    • That way you don’t over pack.
  • Use a separate bag for your shoes and or section off your shoes in your suitcase.
  • Pack one outfit in your carry on.
    • In case you lose your luggage.
  • Pack Toiletries last.
    • As you are getting ready to leave, you usually end up using some of your toiletries, pack them last so you can do a once over before you leave and not forget anything.

Carry On

  • Deodorant
  • Book
  • Hair tie (at least two in case one breaks)
  • Water
  • Passport
  • I.D.
  • Wallet
  • Purse
  • Pen
  • Notebook
  • Headphones
  • Cell phone
  • Perfume
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Technology (charge the night before – phone – camera – ipad – kindle)
  • Gum (to help your ears pop on the flight)
  • Hand lotion
  • Lip balm
  • Snacks


  • Tops
  • Bottoms
  • Dresses
  • Bras
  • Panties
  • Socks
  • Sweater
  • Jacket
  • Bathing Suit
  • Pjs
  • Active Wear


  • Sandals
  • Heels
  • Sneakers


  • Hair Tools
  • Brushes
  • Hair Accessories
  • Hair Products
  • Make Up
  • Tweezers
  • Nail Clippers
  • Q-Tips


  • Tooth Paste
  • Tooth Brush
  • Face Wash
  • Body Wash
  • Lotion (Carry On)
  • Moisturizer
  • Lady Products
  • Razor
  • Deodorant (Carry On)
  • Perfume (Carry On)
  • Medications
  • Contacts
  • Glasses



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I hope this packing list was helpful. Do you have any tips and tricks for when you pack for a trip? Comment below.

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