First, don’t start out with packing so much that you have to sit on your suitcase to close it. Leave some room in case you bring something back with you. Consider using a suitcase with pockets, which makes it easier to find things, too.
- Band Aids and Advil/Tylenol – If your shoes start to bother you or you have splitting headache, it will save money and time and you won’t find yourself shopping for them at a convenience or the hotel store.
- Tide-To-Go Pen – Quickly removes stains from clothing.
- Extra power strip/phone charger – Saves you from always searching for an electrical outlet.
- Comfy shoes – If you’ve purchased a new pair of shoes for your trip, take along your comfy pair too in case your feet start to hurt.
- Extra Jacket/Sweater/Raincoat – One thing you know about the weather—it’s always changing.
- Envelope – Keeps your receipts/car rental agreements, etc. all in a one place
- Plastic grocery bags – Use for dirty or wet clothing so the rest of your bag’s contents stay clean.
- Printed copies of your travel documents.
- Email yourself copies of travel documents.
Please share what else you recommend that I add to this list.