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The Ultimate Travel Packing Checklist for Every Luggage Size

Travel Packing Checklist

Packing for a business trip or a vacation isn’t always easy…

Unless you are a seasoned traveler it can be hard to know what to bring with you and what to leave behind. Even if you have a rough idea of what should go on your packing checklist, you may not know what you should pack in which bag. On most trips, you will likely have a small carry on bag that you keep with you, a larger bag that you stow in the overhead compartment and at least one checked bag.

Knowing what you should have access to and what you should leave in the checked bag is important. Also important for your overall travel checklist is your luggage brands. The best luggage brands are lightweight, roomy yet compact and are secure and durable. The Travelpro Crew 10 line of luggage has all the features you need to make travel packing a breeze.

Here’s a helpful travel packing checklist of what you should pack in each of your bags. Keep in mind that the length of the trip and destination may require you to make adjustments.

Small Carry On Tote: Travelpro Crew 10 11″ Tote

This is the perfect bag to keep with you while you travel. It is small but roomy enough to hold essentials on your travel checklist you will want to keep close at hand. Keeping necessary items in this smaller bag means you won’t have to get in and out of the overhead compartment. Your travel packing checklist for small carry ons, such as totes should include:

  1. Inflatable travel pillow
  2. Travel blanket
  3. Eye mask
  4. Any medication you may need to take during the trip including prescription, antacid, pain relief, etc.
  5. Hand lotion
  6. Earplugs
  7. Toothbrush and toothpaste
  8. Lip balm
  9. Passport, identification, wallet
  10. Notebook and pen
  11. MP3 player, E-reader, etc.
  12. Cellphone

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Larger Carry On Bag: Travelpro Crew 10 Carry-On Bags

Your carry-on bag also stays with you, and is the ideal place for things you may need right away during your journey. It is also good to keep necessities, things you must have on your packing checklist in case your checked baggage gets lost or is delayed. Your packing checklist for larger carry on bags should include:

  1. Laptop or other electronics
  2. Camera and charger
  3. Transparent bag with TSA-approved toiletries
  4. Wet wipes
  5. Empty plastic bag (or two)
  6. Chargers for your devices
  7. Travel alarm
  8. Travel guidebooks and journal
  9. Power converter
  10. Socks and undergarments
  11. Light jacket
  12. At least one change of clothes
  13. Safety pins
  14. Feminine hygiene products
  15. Jewelry

Tip: Packing cubes are a great way to stay organized and to help you pack more efficiently. Also, don’t worry too much about having enough toiletries such as face wash, toothpaste etc. You will be able to find these things at your destination, even if you think it is remote. Don’t over pack.

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Compact Garment Bag: Travelpro Crew 10 Garment Bag

This is an optional bag, not everyone will need one. Great if you are traveling for business or a formal event. Your packing checklist for garment bags should include:

  1. Suit Jacket
  2. Trousers
  3. Dresses
  4. Other formal attire and accessories
  5. Clothing you don’t want wrinkled
  6. Heavy or long coat

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Average-Sized Check-In Bag: Travelpro Crew 10 Check-In Bags

Your check-in is generally your largest bag, and where  you will keep the bulk of your clothing. It is a good idea to leave some room for things you may bring back, such as souvenirs. The following list encompasses items for both warm and cool weather. Your travel packing checklist for an average-sized check-in bag should include:

  1. Shoes for walking or hiking
  2. Sandals
  3. Tennis shoes
  4. Belt
  5. Tee shirts
  6. Long-sleeved shirts
  7. Sweatshirt
  8. Windbreaker or rain jacket
  9. Dressy shirt and/or dress
  10. Jeans
  11. Lightweight pants (preferably wrinkle-resistant)
  12. Shorts
  13. Pajamas
  14. Swimwear
  15. Beach cover-up
  16. Undergarments

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