If you often procrastinate when packing your stuff, you probably understand how annoying it is when you realize you’ve forgot something when its far too late. 

However the key to ensure you never forget again is by writing down a list of stuff you may need. This will help you evaluate what you require and what you don’t, which is especially important considering you are also trying to pack light.

Here are packing essentials for the traveler

1. All necessary identification

This includes any necessary documents such as your ID, and passport.

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2. Clothes

This is the most fun yet stressful part. The best thing to do is pack basics that make it easy to mix and match. Pack a nice dress or two for any special occasion that may occur.

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3. Skincare and hair care products.

Just because you’re traveling doesn’t mean you should neglect your hair or skin. Especially if you are traveling for a while, make sure you maintain any skincare and hair care routine.

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4. Shoes.

Once again pack the basic shoes, especially any black and white ones you have, to enable you to switch things up with your clothes.

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5. Electronics.

This is especially important if its a business trip. Ensure you have your laptop and phone, among other thing (camera, tablet, etc)

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6. Towel and Swimsuit.

This should be included in the clothes section but can be easily forgotten, this should also be packed with a scrub. A swimsuit should also be included so you can enjoy any beaches or pools you come by.

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7. Money.

Research any mobile or electronic money systems in the destination you are going to, and whether you’ll be able to use them. However having cash on you will probably make the whole thing easier.

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