Don’t forget your jewelry and sunscreen: 6 tips to packing your bags for vacation


As vacation time approaches, we wonder about what new people, places and adventures await us, but most of all, we wonder what to pack. Two things are clear: we can’t forget our favorite jewelry or the sunscreen. But what about the rest? Here are 6 tips for packing the perfect beach or mountain-bound suitcase.

6 tips to packing your bags for vacation

  1. Roll your clothes: this technique is a classic among expert packers. Instead of folding your clothing the conventional way, we recommend rolling it up. This way you’ll not only save space, your clothes will arrive with fewer wrinkles.
  1. Choose compatible clothing: for example, skirts and shorts that you can wear with different tops. Ideally, all your clothes can be mixed and matched. And when packing your suitcase, only take what you know you’re going to wear.
  1. Important!: make a list of everything you want to take. Everything! Passport, cell phone charger, plane tickets, ID… take the list with you so on your return you can be sure not to leave anything behind.
  1. Preparing your toiletry bag: there are some tricks that can save you a lot of space in your toiletry bag. First: pack only the essentials. You can always buy what you need at your destination in the event of an emergency. Second, buy travel-size containers and fill them with your favorite shampoo, cleanser, moisturizer, etc.
  1. Choose well: if you’re going to buy a new suitcase for your trip, check how much it weighs and choose the lightest option. It seems obvious but we typically tend to prioritize other aspects like design or capacity.
  1. And most importantly, don’t forget your jewelry!: use a travel jewelry case or organizer to store them carefully. Separate the most delicate necklaces, bracelets and rings and carefully protect them to avoid scratching. Pack them in your carry-on. If your suitcase goes astray, you’ll be relieved to know you haven’t lost them.

Try these simple tips and start enjoying your well-deserved vacation as soon as possible.