Smart Packing Tips for Summer Travel

Smart Packing Tips for Summer Travel
30 Jun 2020

Smart Packing Tips for Summer Travel

Here in Boston, the dog days of are summer rapidly approaching. So, we thought we’d share some of our tips for packing smart (and light) for your summer trips

Do your homework!
Find out what will be available where you are staying – think hair dryer, beach towels, bath robes – bulky items that would be better to leave at home if you can.

Make a list.
Keep a running list and jot down everything you’ll need for your trip – from clothes, to camera, to cell phone charger, etc. Even if you’re not a list person, there are so many little details involved in packing that a list will save you from forgetting something important. Make sure to reread the list prior to your departure.

Pack outside the bag.
Lay out your clothing on your bed so you can easily see if you have the right amount before you pack it. This will help avoid throwing in extra random items that may not even go with what you have. Planning your outfits for the days will also keep you from overpacking.


Slim down your toiletries. Bring only what you will really use and make sure you have travel-sized containers. If you don’t have mini versions of your favorites, The Container Store sells a variety of leak-proof travel bottles.

Follow these simple packing tips and you’ll be on your way to fun with friend and family in no time!

Sarah Buckwalter