Packing can be a headache issue if you don’t know what you should pack or should never pack for your trip. Not every item in your suitcase needs to go with you on vacation. Last week, we gave you the list of 13 must-pack vacation items. Today, we would like to introduce you the list things to cut from your packing list before you depart for vacation. These two guides aim to help you optimize your space in your luggage during travels. Here are the 9 things you should never pack for your trip.
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1.Should never pack too many clothes
People want to take many clothes to be sure they will not run out of them. Most people tend to bring as many clothes as they can. That is what takes the most place in your luggage and actually, you will not wear every clothes you take. You have to decide following your destination and time what kind of clothes you need and how many you should take. Laundry services are included in most hotels so you do not need to worry about a number of clothes you need.
You should never pack too many clothes
2. Don’t take expensive accessories
It is advisable to let your valuable accessories at home. Some Asian countries are well known for jewelry robbery so you should never pack expensive accessories. If you need them for your wedding trip or business trips, you should not put them in checked luggage during your travel. In the hotel, you can put them in a safe or have the receptionists keep them for you.
You should never pack valuable jewelry
3. Hair styling tools
Leave your curling iron, straightener, blow-dryer and large bottles of hair products at home because they take so much space in your luggage. Most hotels provide hair dryers in their rooms. If your hotel doesn’t offer styling tools, invest in travel-size options, or, simply make do without. Travel is about experiencing and discovering the beauty of the world. Don’t worry about the beauty of your hair all the time.
Most hotels provide hair styling tools so you should never pack them
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4. Don’t pack your own toiletries
Instead of packing your own toiletries bag, take advantage of the free stuff you can get at the hotel. The hotel will provide you toiletries including lotion, shampoo, toothpaste, razors, shaving cream and even sewing kits. However, it doesn’t mean that all they have in stock. The key is that you have to ask for them.
If you just want to use your shower gel, you need to know that some liquids like that are not allowed in the plane. Even in your luggage, you could have problem with that to come to Vietnam.
You can find toiletries in hotel rooms
5. Uncomfortable and impractical shoes
Remember to choose comfortable shoes carefully. Don’t pack shoes that hurt your feet because there’s nothing worse than suffering through a trip in the wrong shoes. You just need to pack 2 kinds of shoes: dress shoes and casual shoes. If you take more, you will use unnecessary space in your luggage. The dress shoes will be used for professional events while casual shoes will be used during visiting the country.
You should never pack high heels unless you’re going to formal event
6. Don’t pack all your electronic devices
We know that people like to have more and more electronic devices. It doesn’t stop with only a smartphone. It is a travel so you don’t need to pack every single of your gadgets. Unless you’re traveling for business, you can probably make do with just a smartphone.
Think about the purpose of your trip and take the necessary one or the most important for you. You can take smaller devices in order to have more space in your luggage: you can replace your laptop by a tablet for example. The more you reduce the space taken by your devices the more you will have space for other important things.
You don’t need to take all your electronic devices
7. One guidebook is enough
Guidebooks are useful and of course, you should bring one. You don’t need to pack many guide books because they give nearly the same information. Just take your favorite. It is possible to download PDF files from the guidebook‘s website. It can allow you to read the book on your tablet and save space in your luggage.
You should pack the most informative guidebook
8. Music instruments
Music instruments usually take a lot of space in your luggage. If you want to travel with a guitar or a roaming instruments, just buy it in your destination or borrow your local friends.
You should never pack music instruments because they take a lot of space in luggage
9. Avoid taking umbrellas
Afraid of a tropical rain in Vietnam? Instead of packing an umbrella which takes a lot of space in luggage, you can buy raincoat which is really cheap and takes less space. Actually, most hotels can borrow you umbrellas for your rainy days in Vietnam so it is not useful to pack.
Packing umbrella takes a lot of space in your suitcase
We hope those two articles helped you in preparing your luggage. It is good to know what is needed for your trip or not. Even more when it is your first time in the country. For business trips, we know that your luggage can be quickly full because of all the devices you need. Therefore, it is important to save some space in your luggage following this guide.