What to take with you when you go on vacation? What to pack for a short city break? In this post we have a double bonus for you! We will suggest, using our example, what to keep in mind when packing before a trip, and give you under your nose a ready-to-use guide that we use ourselves before each of our trips! :)
Yes! Before anyone else! :) Although we travel quite often, even before those shorter and closer trips we always look at our packing list. Sometimes ticking off more points is simple and quick, sometimes it turns into strenuous work, but definitely packing with this list is much easier.
At the bottom you will find instructions on how to download a ready-made (interactive!!!) packing list template for free. For free. Well almost free ;) But don’t fly to the bottom of the entry, because first we will describe to you the what, how and why.
And another footnote, not at all in the fine print: this is the actual list we use, which we created for ourselves (well, maybe just more nicely sorted, without spelling errors ;)). These lists (and there are two, for those traveling with toddlers and for those traveling without children) include a whole pool of things that we always consider, but don’t necessarily always pack in our backpacks and suitcases. There are both winter and summer clothes, electronic equipment larger and smaller, frost cream and suntan oil.
In other words, it’s never the case that we take 100% of the things on the list, but in our opinion it’s better to have one list with everything on it than to divide it into categories for ourselves. Because you might want to remember to wear a scarf when you go to Mexico in January so that you don’t get cold when you arrive in Poland ;)
To the specifics!
Table of contents
What to pack, what to keep in mind?
First of all, our list is divided into several categories. Within almost every category you will find several subgroups, that is, things more or less from the same barrel (they are separated by a blank field to make it easier ;)).
Thus, in telegraphic terms, we have:
- Important, that is, all documents, reservations, insurance, health books.
- Medicines, or such our handy first aid kit.
- Electronics, meaning laptops, gimbals, cameras, drones and cables of all sorts.
- Hygiene, because on trips you also need to take care of yourself ;)
- Clothes, so that even on the beaches of paradise you don’t walk around in Adam and Eve’s clothes.
- Kitchen, i.e. cloths, cutlery – something that can always come in handy.
- Other, i.e., not fitting into other categories, but nonetheless important.
- and Bobasowe, all with the youngest members of our team in mind.
What to take on a trip with an infant?
In our case, the list of things to take for a baby is by far the longest, because it actually includes all the other categories. Be it clothes, medicines, cosmetics, toys or other items.
Most important of all, however, are the aforementioned medicines, mainly for fevers (we will have to write a separate post about the first aid kit), light toys for the road with a small child, documents, insurance and the EHIC card.
Of course, it is also worth remembering something to wash, diapers, wet wipes, clothes depending on the weather on the spot, food (if the child has allergies, the more so, or eats only familiar and tested).
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What clothes to take with you?
And really the question should be: How many clothes to take with you? We always have too many of them! :)
While for children it’s understandable that it’s better to take more than less, adults don’t get so dirty anymore. Since we often move during our travels we are unlikely to count on washing something during. Therefore, unfortunately, clothes still take up a large part of our luggage, although we are making some progress on this topic.
When packing your clothes, you need to keep in mind not only the weather on the spot, but also in Poland. Before and after the flight, because this weather can vary greatly :) It is also worth taking swimsuits with you, even if you are going to a cold place. We did so, for example, going to Iceland(you can read about swimming pools in Iceland here), and since then we take swimsuits always, because you can always find an interesting pool :)
What cosmetics to keep in mind?
For us, the mainstay is always something to wash (a bar of soap, shampoo, gel). Small samples or transferred your own cosmetics into small travel containers (which you can buy at any drugstore) work best. We use such travel toothbrushes, folded in half.
Is that all it is? Of course not. In fact, we already have permanently packed two cosmetic bags, which are always waiting in readiness for future trips, and from time to time we only replenish them with used supplies :)
More, of course, can be found directly in our packing list.
Get a list of things to pack!
We have prepared 4 (in words: four) PDF files for you. Two in the print version and two in the mobile version. One each for those traveling with and without a baby boomer.
The mobile version is interactive! I.e., you don’t have to cut down trees and print out lists to cross off items taken with a pencil. On the mobile version, you can unhook things already packed directly in the PDF. But one note: you must open the document in the official Adobe Acrobat Reader application, not in system browsers (saving the document will also remember the unchecked things on the list).
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Let us know in the comments if the list is useful, or if any improvements are needed. Any comments welcome :)
Have a great trip!