Tips for packing light

Packing Tips to Make Travel Easier

Tourists from all over the nation visit Kentucky during the summer break. The beautiful sceneries and historic attractions make it a desirable destination. Planning a trip can be stressful especially when it comes to packing. It’s easy to forget something at home or overpack unnecessary items. In this article, we will share a few packing tips to help you maximize the space in your luggage. Most importantly, you will learn how to pack light for a hassle-free travel experience.

Make a packing list

Write a packing list to prevent forgetting essential items. Make sure to note what type of clothing and shoes you will need. Add any form of identification and documents necessary during travel. If you take medication, then make sure to add it to your list. Stick to your list and you will be fine.

Pack in-season clothes and shoes

Pack clothes and shoes appropriate for the season and destination. During the summer months, travelers are more likely to wear sandals or open-toe shoes. We strongly recommend packing dual-purpose shoes. Shoes are one of the most space consuming items you will pack, so it’s best to limit the pair of shoes you take.

Wear your largest wearable items

Traveling during the summer months can be hot. However, airports and other public destinations are typically maintained at a cool temperature. Wear your heavier clothing and bulkier shoes instead of packing them. This will give you more space in your luggage.

Great way to pack your shoes

Use shower caps as shoe covers to avoid the need for a bulky shoe carrier. A thin shower cap can cover the sole of your shoes and prevent them from rubbing against your clothes.

Travel size toiletries

Toiletries can take significance space in your luggage. Think about all the items you will need, such as shampoo, shower gel, deodorant, body lotion, sunscreen, toothpaste, and so much more. We recommend buying travel size toiletries or a travel kit that includes all you need. You can either buy them beforehand and pack them in a drawstring wash bag to reduce space or buy them at your destination. Just about every pharmacy or major store has travel size toiletries.

Find a hotel that offers travel essentials

Hotels typically offer a few items to accommodate their guests. At Quality Inn Richmond, we provide our guests with a few essential items, such as clean towels, shower gel and soap, tissue paper, clothing iron, and hair dryer. Our hotel is conveniently located near shopping centers, so guests can pick up anything that they might have forgot to pack. If you’re visiting Richmond, Kentucky, you’re welcome to book online and save 7% on our spacious hotel rooms and suites.

We hope you found this article useful. Safe travels!