Without a packing list it’s hard to remember what to pack for a trip. If you’re a parent, you’ll want to make sure the kids pack what they need, too. When raising my family I kept several pack lists. One for summer camps. Another for back packing trips. Still another for road trips and eventually one for going off to college. These days I only pack for myself, but still keep a list. I keep the list in the suitcase so I can add things when they occur to me.
Everyone has different needs, but at the very least you should be able to customize, update and print your packing list easily.
Click here for a packing list you can really use.
This link will get your list off to a good start. It’s much more usable than others I found online.
I suggest downloading the .doc version, not the PDF.
The .doc version is easier to edit.
- Comprehensive yet fits on one page
- Checkboxes to help you pack
Other things to consider adding to the list:
- A reminder to take liquids and sharp objects out of carry-ons if flying
- A reminder to keep medications and valuable jewelry with you if flying
- Copies of eyeglass & contact lens prescriptions
- Soap for hand washing laundry
- Lint roller
- Clothing spot remover
- A list of frequently used passwords and pin numbers
- Travel iron
- Insect repellant
- Mini sewing kit
- Extra coffee packets
- A printout of your Emergency Information list
Where to find more links you can really use:
You’ll find the basic packing list and more lifestyle links you can really use under “Travel” in the Leisure & Recreation category at HabiLinks, our human edited web guide. HabiLinks are chosen for content quality, not paid. We’ve done the searching for the best packing list so you don’t have to.