When we step into the arena of travelling, the aspect of packing becomes unavoidable. It is significant to know what to pack and how to pack the right way. This might seem to be a very trivial matter to worry about but can be a problem during your trip. 

Packing depends upon what kind of trip you are getting prepared for. However, there are certain things to keep in mind, and a few tips that not just help you pack better but make you an expert. Be it how to pack your clothes, or how to pack your essentials along with toiletries, we have got you covered! Let's explore more on the packing tips for travel.

Steps to Pack for a Trip

Before we start, the first thing to keep in mind is to not be anxious. Because, no matter what your checklist is, worrying and being anxious will make you forget things eventually. 

So, be relaxed and rely on the below blog for packing for your trip the right way. Given below are the steps that you can rely on, when packing for your trip. 

Step One- How to choose the right bag?

The bigger your travel bag is, the chance you get to pack more increases. But, this is not to be done. One of the first important things regarding packing tips for travel is to keep everything limited. 

What are the bag options and their USP's?

  • Duffel Bag- a light weighted option to pick, when travelling alone
  • Wheel Bag- comparatively heavier than a duffel bag, but allows you more space to store your stuff
  • Carry On- helps you save time at the airport 
  • Travel Backpack- easy to carry, when you have to walk long distances along with the bag. 
  • Or some other bag as per the requirements.

It is also important to prepare a separate checklist. This proves to be a very efficient step which would help you pack better when going on a trip. The broad heads could be Clothes, Documents, Medicines, Toiletries and Electricals .

This is not your detailed checklist but it is a broader classification of the fields you need to pack in for your trip

Step Two- How to pack your clothes?

Firstly, one of the best packing techniques is to keep the first outfit you would want to wear on top of the suitcase. 

If you know your schedule ultimately, then it is advisable to pack your stuff and match it to keep it in your suitcase. This way, you need not empty your bag and locate your outfit when you first reach the destination.

Another packing tip to remember is to keep all of your shirts together, all of your pants together, all of your underclothing together, and all of your jackets together.

Here are a few things you can keep, depending upon the type of trip you are going to-

  1. Mountain Trip 

Long-sleeved shirts


Fleece jacket




Comfortable shoes

2. Beach Trip


Glasses case



Swimsuit / swim trunks

And more as per your requirement.

Step Three- How to pack your toiletries?

Toiletries are one of the most essential things to pack when you go on a trip. 

What will the toiletries include?

  • Hair Kit

This would have a hair spray, clips, hair gel and any other thing you essentially need for your hair.

  • Shaving Kit

Along with the shaving kit, you can keep a few razors as well

Furthermore, you can keep Wet wipes, Body Wash, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Sanitizer, Torch, Eye mask, Laundry Bags , Mouthwash and tissue rolls.

Many times, the skin can become dehydrated, so be sure to intake a lot of water throughout the journey. Additionally, you can pack some more things like a skin moisturiser, sunscreen( very important), face cleanser, face toner, body lotion(as per your skin type), and mist.

These are a few of the best packing techniques for all the toiletries you could need when going on a vacation.