To help you in your travel preparations, we’ve put together a list of the basic necessities and essentials you need. No matter your destination, your size, or your age – this packing guide will help you stay organized. This ultimate packing guide for your post COVID-19 trip contains specific details on where what and what should go. It is in sync with the new airline laws currently in place to curb the spread of the virus.
When it comes down to packing for a trip, be it domestic or international, this process can be stressful. Are you one of those that wait until the last minute? Do you put off researching what you’ll need for certain activities or weather at your destination? Get easily distracted or overwhelmed? Don’t feel alone because this happens to about 81% of travelers.
If you under-pack you might not be prepared enough. But overpacking, on the other hand, can be a risk. Risks including incurring hefty baggage fees, missing out on space to bring home that lovely souvenir or even loosing track of your luggage’s. If you forget an essential travel document, you could even miss your trip altogether! We get stressed just thinking about it!
Allmyview is bringing you a guide full of packing tips and tricks, a printable travel checklist, a list of apps to help you out, and reminders for to-do’s around the house before you leave. We ensure you have everything you need and cut out what you don’t, organized and nothing left behind.
General Packing Tips & Tricks (packing guide for your post COVID-19 trip)
Before embarking on your trip, here are few and important things to take note of. This little things will make all the necessary difference during your trip.
Travel Laws in destination:
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, travel laws for different places differ. This is being implemented to prevent this pandemic from happening again. Take note of these laws especially health and hygiene related ones.
The weather conditions at your destination:
This might seem cliche, but people still make the mistake of traveling at different times without the proper weather preparation. Imagine traveling to Canada during winter without winter jackets or boots. Tragic.
Duration of your trip:
Be sure of how many days your trip will last. If you are unsure, set a range of days and plan with the set number. This will aid in adequate decision making as well as knowledge of what you want to pack with – carry-on or luggage.
Traveling for a celebration or special event?
If your trip is majorly because of an event, then you have to pack accordingly. Imagine traveling for your destination wedding and forgetting your dream wedding dress/suit at home. Tragic!
Review your packing list at least twice.
With our help, you do not need to go through the hassle of making a packing list. However, this packing list is general and contains everything you will need for any trip. However, you have to review this packing list to include any specific items you need for your trip. Items like an outfit for an occasion, special meds, specific gadgets, etc.
DOWNLOAD A COMPREHENSIVE PACKING LIST FOR ANY TRIP HERE
Pack on time:
If you stick to a good time, and pack early, chances are you will have adequate time to review your packing list and remain organized throughout your trip. It presents the opportunity to take a second look at your packing list and sensors everything has been ticked off.
If you’re printing a list that’s not trip specific, review it first and immediately cross off items you won’t need. Why bring a winter coat to the beach?
Cross off Unimportant items:
Items that are unimportant should be crossed of your list.
“what are the unimportant items?” you might ask. These are items that are outrightly not necessary. Things you can do without.
Most times when traveling, your hotel will provide shampoo, conditioner, body wash, toothpaste, etc.; why waste space packing them? If you’re a little picky about your toiletries or you’re not staying at a hotel, you’ll probably still encounter a drugstore where you can buy anything you might need.
if you insist on taking your toiletries, due to availability in your destination, pack in travel sized containers or cosmetic bags.
Remember regulations for the amount of liquids you can bring in a carry-on for a flight. You’ll want travel sized containers if you plan on carrying liquids this way.
Even if you’re flying with a checked bag and are allowed more liquids, do you really need that 16oz bottle of shampoo for a weeklong trip? Cutting it will save you room for other essential items.
Choose the right luggage.
Your packing guide will be totally useless if you don’t use the right luggage. If you are going away for a long while, you might need a large sized travel luggage. However, this would be different if you are going away for just a short while. A carry-on or backpack can suffice.
For carry-ons, you’re generally accepted at/under max linear dimensions of 155cm/45in. For checked bags, you’re generally safe under 158cm/62in max linear dimensions. However, be sure to check the airline you’re flying with prior to packing, as some can be stingy! Here’s a list of airlines and their allowed luggage size.
You might also want to consider the type of bag you are comfortable traveling with. There are a ton of packing bags and luggage. Your bag should not impound your trip in any way as the journey is already a thick bone to chew on. Some includes;
- Shoulder bag
- Roller bag,
- Hard shell,
- Soft shell,
- Travel Totes
- Duffel Bags
- Wheeled backpacks
- Rolling Luggage
- Travel Packs, etc.
You can download a comprehensive packing guide for your post COVID-19 trip here…
Before Leaving the House
These are the things you must take care of before leaving for your trips. These things are important as they determine how fun your trip will be. Taking care of these things keeps you from cutting your trip to rush back home incase of an emergency.
- Have your travel resources ready (guidebooks, language apps, etc.)
- Talk to your bank about your upcoming trip (international trips)
- Set an email auto-responder for work related emails
- Clear the trash
- Clear all dirty stuff and keep the house clean and tidy
- Put off lights and turn off all electronics
- Water the plants (if need be)
- Close/lock all doors and windows; pull all curtains
- Security and home defense should be activated
- Empty the refrigerator of perishable food
- Unplug electronics. Disconnect chargers and connections from wall sockets.
- Have someone check on your house from time to time. Might be neighbors, friends or family.
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