3 Things You’re Probably Forgetting to Pack

When it comes to packing, it can be really easy to forget things. Here are 3 Things You’re Probably Forgetting to pack:

3 Things You're Probably Forgetting to Pack

And isn’t that a big fear that most of us have before we depart? Just as you’re boarding the airplane or reaching your destination you suddenly remember that one {probably not that important but it seems really important at the time} item you forgot to pack.

Then comes the frustration and annoyance of having to either live with it for the duration of your trip or having to fork up the money for something that you already own but unfortunately left behind.

I’m with you! I’ve totally been there, and will likely continue to be. So I’ve created a little cheat sheet for us to use before we head out the door. Here are 3 items that you most likely forgot to pack:

 

 

  1. YOUR PHONE CHARGER

3 Things You're Probably Forgetting to Pack

You probably saw this one coming. Yep, I’ve done it too. How can something so crucial in today’s world be so easy to forget?? Honestly, I have no clue. We’re all practically glued to our phones.

I think the reason why I personally forget to pack it is because I always plan to wait until the last-minute to pack it because I need it to charge my phone the night before. If you do this, here’s a tip that I’ve found can really help: keep your phone on the charger until you’re ready to walk out the door. You’ll probably quickly realize that you don’t have your phone, so you will scurry around looking for it. When you remember that it’s on the charger and go to get it, you’ll have a visual reminder that you need to pack your charger. Option number 2: buy a second, travel only charger

 

*HONORABLE MENTION: OUTLET ADAPTORS
Traveling overseas? Keep in mind that other countries typically have different power outlet designs! Next time you’re packing for a European getaway, do not forget your European outlet adaptor! Otherwise that phone charger is useless!

 

 

  1. PASSPORT / DRIVERS LICENSE

3 Things You're Probably Forgetting to Pack

Okay this probably depends on the type of trip and/or your mode of transportation. If you’re flying internationally, then you absolutely can’t forget your passport. I’m hoping that you’re aware of this because you already planned this big international trip. But you may have forgotten to bring it if:

  • you were in a hurry packing, laid it on the table, and just didn’t grab it
  • you decided to fly internationally spontaneously and didn’t think about it
  • you didn’t even know that you needed one (boy what an unfortunate surprise that would be!)

As far as drivers license go, it can be easy to forget them if you change your wallet or you aren’t planning on driving. But you still should bring it with you! It’s important for verifying your identity to pick up your rentals, proving you’re over 21 (if staying in the U.S.), identifying you in case of an emergency or accident, and so much more. You need it. Don’t forget it.

My tip here is to plan ahead and add these onto your packing list! Get your wallet fully ready to go and stash it (in your purse or backpack) until you leave. I always keep my wallet and passport in a special pocket in my backpack so I always know where they are!

 

 

  1. BATHROOM PRODUCTS

3 Things You're Probably Forgetting to Pack

How many times have you gone somewhere and left your toothbrush behind? Way too many to count, right? It’s easy to forget things that we store in odd places like bathroom drawers, cabinets, showers, or toothbrush holders.

Here are some common things you might forget:

  • toothbrush/toothpaste
  • deodorant
  • soap/body wash
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • contact solution and case
  • hairbrush/comb
  • hair products or styling tools
  • shaving cream/razor

An easy solution for this is to create a toiletry bag and keep it handy at all times. Lucky for you, I already wrote a post all about how to do this and what to put inside! You’re welcome 🙂

 

This isn’t a comprehensive list by any means, so always double-check to make sure you have enough underwear, socks, etc. and that you bring a raincoat or umbrella just in case it rains!

 

Have you ever forgotten to pack something? What was it and what did you end up doing about it? Share in the comments below!

 

With love,

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