I'm about to start packing for my trip to Mexico! Can't wait! Before long, I'll be lounging on the beach with a cold brew in my hand. In the meantime, I thought I'd pass along some packing tips to help you out on your next trip. Who hasn't struggled with packing?! Lord knows I have. And let's face it - unless you have a credit card that allows you to get a free checked bag or two - checking bags is expensive. That means the better you pack, the more money you can save.
Where do you begin?
What shouldn't you bring?
The one thing you need to remember is this: bring only what you need. I know it's sometimes tempting to just throw your whole closet and bathroom in the suitcase (I may have tried once or twice). But that's not needed. For example, if you're staying at a hotel - it'll have complimentary toiletries in your room. Take advantage of that!
Another example is bringing too many clothes! Sure, no one wants to find themselves in the middle of a trip without clean clothing. But you don't need to pack seven pairs of jeans for a seven day trip. There's a middle ground in there somewhere.
Everyone has a different packing style. Some of these tips may work for you, some may not. Do you have any packing tips? I'd love to hear from you!