10 Packing Hacks for Traveling with Soulmates

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Traveling is fun. But as with most things if you follow a couple of things then you can get the most fun out of it. Today, we will be looking at some packing tips. Packing can be grueling but if you keep a few things in mind then it can be easy on you and your partner. Let’s look at 10 packing hacks for traveling with soulmates.

  • Pack Luggage You Can Carry

You haven’t traveled in a while and are pretty excited about this trip with your partner. So, you pack a bunch of things to make the vacation perfect. But it is recommended that you pack as light as possible. When everything fits within a carry-on bag it makes it easier to travel. You cut down so much time, especially waiting to check in and check out your luggage at the airport. Having a carry-on bag will give you much more freedom than packing a suitcase to the brim.

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  • Pack According to What You Will Wear

Do not pack shirts, tops, jeans etc. randomly. Think about what you will wear. If you are picking pants then pick a shirt, t-shirt or top that you will definitely wear. This lets you cut down on clothing that you don’t need. Oftentimes we end up packing clothes that we don’t really wear. Also, if you know beforehand which places you are going to on which day, you can decide the outfits you will wear. This way you only pack what you will actually need.

  • Pack One Suitcase If You Need To

An addition to the first point would be to pack one suitcase only. Since you will be traveling with your partner you don’t have to worry about packing things together. Just ensure that you both have equal space for packing your stuff. Essentials like chargers and other similar items can go into a carry-on bag. This way you are still traveling light. You don’t have to drag two suitcases wherever you go.

  • Make a Checklist of All The Essentials

One of the things that you need to focus on and take care of is packing all the essentials. You should always avoid the last moment rush. It destroys the mood. If you are going on a romantic getaway you want to start it in a relaxed mood. So, make a checklist of all the essentials you need to pack. Then as you pack them just tick them off. That way you just need to go through the checklist to see if you have packed everything. The last thing you want is not packing your credit card or passport and only realizing it at the airport!

  • Give Yourselves Enough Time to Pack

We talked about the last-moment rush in the previous tip. That happens more often than not. It is best to avoid it as much as possible. Of course, sometimes the trip you are going on can be spontaneous. ‘A spur of the moment’, if you will. But if you have planned the trip for some time then you can start packing early. Buy all the things you need to and then start packing. This will give you enough time to pack all the necessary things.

  • Split The Responsibility

Another thing that you can do to make the packing experience better and easier is to split the responsibility between you and your partner. Ask them to take care of some of the things while you take care of the rest. One can be in charge of buying all the essentials and packing them while the other can be responsible for clothes. This way it won’t become a tedious task for a singular person.

  • Split the Valuables You Carry

A good way to keep your valuables safe would be to split them between both of you. Of course, you will have to keep your smartphones on you all the time but you can split the responsibility for the other valuables. This way one of you is not burdened with keeping everything safe. Also, if one of you ends up losing something the other still has the other valuables.

  • Keep a Hard and Soft Copy of Every Document

This is a general packing tip. When traveling it is better to pack multiple copies of essential documents and keep them in separate places. While splitting things up you can even keep one copy each. No one can predict what will or will not happen. So, it is better to be careful beforehand. If one of you loses their bag or something then the other still has the essential stuff to get by.

  • Use Roll-Up Storage Bags to Save Space

If you are still having trouble packing everything you want then it might be a good idea to invest in hand roll-Up storage bags. The good thing about these bags is that you don’t have to use a vacuum pump to seal everything. You just have to put the clothes in and zip them. Once that is done you can just roll them up and compress them. You can find these bags on Amazon.

  • Don’t Take a Lot of Electronics 

Bringing separate laptops might be important if you have to work on your trip. But still, try to minimize that. Better yet, don’t work during the vacation. That way you can actually have loads of fun and you don’t have to pack a bunch of electronics. Packing your smartphones and travel accessories along with a camera should be enough. Don’t bring too much.

So, these were some tips that can help save a lot of time and effort. The idea is to make the process as simple and efficient as possible. It helps avoid the last-minute rush. Also, since you have everything you need you can enjoy it much better.  We hope this list gave you some good tips for packing. Wish you a great vacation!

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