I was fortunate to take a few trips this past year and recently, a friend asked what were the best things I used for packing and travelling. It was such an easy question and considering the time of year, I thought I would share my favourites with you.
I found these at Marshalls for $30 and I picked up another set at IKEA for $10. They keep your shirts separate from your socks and your workout gear doesn’t get mixed up with your everyday t-shirts.
A Luggage Scale:
A must have! With many airlines now charging extra if your bag is overweight, it is handy to check how much your luggage weighs before you leave home. For less than $20 you should pick up this.
My sister gave me these before our Europe trip and they made packing pretty efficient. All the little things were in their own place and easy to find in my carry on and in my suitcase.
This case is so handy to keep your passports, itineraries, boarding passes, etc. It’s great for families and solo travellers. I paid about $25 for this particular style.
A reusable shopping bag:
I always take one or two of these with me. They come in a handy pouch, are easy to pack and ready to be used for anything! They usually cost less than $5 and can be used for groceries, souvenirs, etc. Carrying one of these will make you look more like a local and less like a tourist.
All of these items are pretty affordable to give as gifts or use as stocking stuffers. Is there anything you take on a trip that should be on my list? Please let me know in the comments and happy shopping!