Best Tips On How To Pack For Vacation Like A Pro

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You’ve booked your vacation and made travel arrangements, now its time to pack! Packing can be stressful, especially if you are traveling to a place you’ve never been before. There’s plenty to consider when figuring out what to take with you: the type and length of your trip, your itinerary, the weather, the size of your luggage, and your vacation destination. With so many factors to consider, it’s easy to overpack or underpack. Its time to put that anxiety to rest, with these 7 hacks, you’ll be a packing pro in time for your next trip!

How to pack for your Myrtle Beach vacation for your stay at Plantation Resort!

Keep a Packing Checklist

First, compile a list of everything you’ll need on your vacation. It’s best to keep an ongoing packing list of your absolute essentials to pack for every trip (charger, toothbrush, bathing suit, sunscreen, etc.). Keeping a packing checklist will help you pack and prepare with absolute ease.

How to pack for your Myrtle Beach vacation for your stay at Plantation Resort!

Roll, Don’t Fold

It is time to become a roll-don’t-fold devotee. The best way to save room and keep your clothes wrinkle-free is to roll, not fold. Doing this will help you avoid sharp creases from the folds. Several traveling experts recommend this method. So go on, give it a try!

How to pack for your Myrtle Beach vacation for your stay at Plantation Resort!

Be Prepared for Wet Swimwear

This is a big one – especially if you are going on a beach vacation where you will be surrounded by water. The last thing you want is all your clothing getting wet inside your suitcase. Luckily, at Plantation Resort, each unit is housed with a washer and dryer for your convenience. (Click here to see other amenities you’ll find in your condo at Plantation Resort.) But, if in the end, you need to travel with wet items, pack a grocery bag or ziplock bag to separate your wet clothing. Then, on reaching your destination, be sure to pull those wet items out to dry.

How to pack for your Myrtle Beach vacation for your stay at Plantation Resort!

Find the Right Fabrics

We all have that shirt or blouse that we make excuses for when they are on the chopping block for bringing on the trip. Some clothes just don’t do well with travel. Choose fabrics that can be packed away and worn comfortably. The best are fabrics that are light, wrinkle-resistant, and washable.

How to pack for your Myrtle Beach vacation for your stay at Plantation Resort!

Pack by Outfit

Avoid falling into the “what-ifs” question with tops and tanks. We know, its hard enough to pick out an outfit for the day, but for an entire week?! Believe it or not, it’s easier. The best way to pack light is to bring items that can be worn multiple times. If you plan and pack by outfit, it will help you stay realistic about what you will actually wear on your trip. Doing this will help you stress less about what to wear and actually have time to enjoy your vacation to the fullest!

How to pack for your Myrtle Beach vacation for your stay at Plantation Resort!

Use Packing Cubes

The key to successful packing is to be organized. We’ve all been there, in a hurry and just throwing your stuff in a suitcase and dealing with the mess later. Wouldn’t you like to open up your suitcase and see everything separated and neatly packed? Invest in packing cubes, or compartmentalized bags to help you stay organized and keep things perfectly separated.

How to pack for your Myrtle Beach vacation for your stay at Plantation Resort!

Pack With a Purpose

Here are a few examples:

1.) Use your shoes as storage – stuff your shoes with socks or any small items to save on space.

2.) Be weight conscious – pack your heavier items at the bottom of your suitcase.

3.) Pack travel-sized items – only bring what you need.

4.) Keep your shirt collar neat – place your belt inside your shirt collar to keep its shape and save space.

5.) Pack your hat in your suitcase – place a shirt inside your beach hat and place in the middle of your suitcase and roll the rest of your clothes around the hat.

How to pack for your Myrtle Beach vacation for your stay at Plantation Resort!

Simplify with a Carry-On

Large, bulky luggage can be a hassle to haul around on your beach vacation. With a small carry-on, traveling from one spot to the other can bring a sigh of relief. You can pack all of your necessities while enjoying more room in the car during the road trip or a quicker departure from the airplane on arrival. Click here to see the magic of how to pack all your needs into one small bag.