Pack Light: 5 Disposable Items You Need for Your Next Vacation
Packing for a vacation can be the most difficult aspect of the whole thing. Booking flights, hotels, and rental cars is now easier than ever, but when it comes down to deciding what you’ll bring and how much you can, you might find yourself a bit lost.
The rule has always been to pack light, but what if that’s simply not an option for you? Some travelers prefer not to sort everything and plan an outfit for every day. And most would shudder at the idea of vacuum sealing each individual outfit to save more space.
For those who want to take everything there has to be a better way!
Well, there is. Enter the concept of disposable packing. While disposable items are not always looked upon with great favor sometimes they can be lifesavers. So we’ll look at five disposable things that belong in your suitcase the next time you jet off to somewhere fabulous.
Most people would ask, “Why would I pack clothes for a trip just to throw them away?” Well, if you consider the items in your wardrobe that you no longer wear or were considering donating to charity, why not? As long as you still feel comfortable wearing them, you get one last use out of them and either leave them behind in your hotel room or find a local charity.
This is also helpful if you’re traveling to an entirely different climate. If last year’s summer wardrobe is simply not going to work for next summer then ditch it when you take your winter vacation to the tropics.
While underwear might fall under the clothing umbrella it also serves a different purpose. And everyone has got those old pair of underwear tucked away in the back of the drawer so why not pack those and simply discard them before heading back home.
Also, things have a way of getting lost when you travel and skimpy bits of underwear seem to go missing frequently. So, instead of packing your latest haul from Victoria’s Secret, pack the panties that you’d likely end up trashing anyway.
TSA regulations have a lot of us foaming at the mouth because we can’t always take our full-size bottles of our best shampoos and conditioners, and even some makeup bottles might end up over the three-ounce mark. What to do?
One easy way around this is to hit up your favorite makeup counter and ask for samples. You’ll be surprised at how willing they are to give out little tubes of foundation and tiny packets of eye shadows. You can also buy small plastic bottles for your shampoo and simply toss them before you come home. So not only are you saving space but you’re getting free stuff in the process.
If you’re a vaper, you know that traveling with your rechargeable e-cigs can be a hassle and if you want to take enough juice to last your entire trip you might find yourself with a loaded suitcase. And since some countries don’t allow the sale of vaping supplies, you could find yourself in a pinch.
Disposable e-cigarettes are the way to go in this case. You can buy a pack of however many you think you’ll need and then just discard them along the way. They may take up space initially but you’ll be glad you went with the disposable varieties to save a lot of hassle along the way.
Your Luggage Itself
So now that you’ve gathered up all of the disposable items you’ll take on your trip why not pack them in a disposable suitcase? You know, the really old one with the duct tape on it? Give it one last hurrah and fill it with all the other items that won’t be coming home with you and then, as stated before, just leave it behind when you’re done.
However, remember that an airport is never the place to just leave a suitcase and walk off. Find a rubbish bin or just leave it in your hotel room.
Travel can be a messy, frustrating affair, but if you follow some of these packing tips you’ll be traveling smarter and a whole lot lighter.