Summer is upon us, and the warmer weather means plenty of opportunities for family road trips in Kansas and beyond. When preparing for that long-awaited vacation, over-packing is an easy mistake to make. Here are a few tips to help you pack light on your next road trip.
Know the weather
Before you begin filling your suitcase with piles of clothes, check the weather forecast for the places you’ll be driving through. Knowing the weather will help you decide what kind of clothing to bring along, and what can stay behind.
Be selective about your toiletries
Depending on where you’re traveling, packing things like toothpaste, shampoo, soap, deodorant, and hand towels isn’t necessary. Most hotels supply these items, and they can usually be purchased at rest stops. Pack only your most-essential toiletries and put them in a zip-top bag for safe keeping.
Roll your clothing
This easy trick allows you to fit more clothing in a small bag. Rolled clothes take up less space than folded ones, giving you more room for your other items.
Make a checklist of essential items
When heading out on a road trip, there are several essential items that you’ll want to make sure you bring along. Phone chargers, any medication, books, light footwear like flip-flops and sandals, and a bit of physical cash are all worth having while traveling.
For more tips on smart packing and to test drive your next adventurous vehicle, visit us at Laird Noller Topeka Ford in Topeka, Kansas.