You’ve finally decided that now is the time to take that trip you’ve wanted to take. All your accommodations have been booked and reserved; now, all that’s left to do is to pack your bags and get on the plane or hop into the car and be on your way.
Wait! What are you supposed to pack for your trip, and how many of each type of clothes are you supposed to pack? When it comes to traveling, worrying about things like what type of clothes you’re supposed to pack can cause you to be more stressed than you want to be when heading off on your travels.
Below we’re going to give you a few things to consider when choosing the clothes you will travel with.
Before you begin packing for your trip, you need to consider the versatility of the clothes you have. The versatility of the clothes you pack will be determined by the destination of your trip and is something you should look into before traveling.
You don’t want to travel somewhere during the rainy season and not have any clothes to keep yourself from getting wet in the rain. Another reason to have versatile clothes is that if you plan to move from place to place, such as different islands in Hawaii, each island might have its own temperature or season.
You should pack clothing options for extravagant events and items for a special occasion when you’re traveling. It’s best to travel with options or plan to buy items when you reach your destination.
Another thing to consider before you pack is the price of buying new clothing. You might consider trying toget up to 20% off Aeropostale, for example, instead of paying full price for your clothes. This makes the most sense, especially if it’s clothes you won’t wear when you return from traveling.
It helps if you buy clothing months in advance that way, you’re not spending a ton of money at one time before you leave. This is because you’ll want to have money for activities or trinkets you want to buy when you’re traveling.
Who doesn’t want to bring back souvenirs to document their travels? You can’t spend money on things you want if it all goes to clothes. Keep track of sales that go on during the week, and it helps if you buy during sales such as Black Friday.
You could also ask any relatives that are buying you clothes for your birthday or Christmas, that they buy a specific type of clothing. This can help you save money on clothes while still filling the necessities before your trip comes up.
If you’re into thrifting, you can even check your local goodwill for clothes. These types of places offer discounts, and you never know what you’re going to find when browsing the racks of clothes they have to offer customers.
Yes, when you travel, typically, the places you decide to stay at, whether a hotel or resort, will offer an area where visitors can do their laundry. However, the truth is that not everyone is comfortable doing their laundry in these places because you don’t know who has used the washer and dryer before you arrived.
Other resorts offer a service where the housekeepers pick up your clothes and do your laundry for you, which makes sense if you’re going to be in one area for a prolonged period of time. But, again, this requires a great deal of trust when you’re handing your personal items to someone you don’t really know.
If something happens and you’re traveling, you’ll want to consider how long it takes your clothes to dry before deciding to pack them. If the items take a long time to dry, you may reconsider bringing them along.
Mainly because if something gets wet, you should be able to hang it for the fabric to dry quickly without having to worry about the mildew smell when something stays wet too long. If you must do laundry while traveling, you can wash your clothes and then take it to your room to hang dry.
Items you pack should be able to dry completely within 24 hours; if it takes longer than that, it’s best you don’t pack that item.
When you’re traveling, it’s about more than where you’re going. It’s also about the types of clothes you choose to pack and bring with you.
Ensure the clothes you pack can be dried quickly, and don’t leave you unprepared for whatever the weather brings.