First aid kit, phone charger, sleeping mask… For those who will soon be going on holiday, here is the complete checklist so that you don’t forget anything.
How sweet it was when the school provided us with a list of personal effects to pack before we left for sea class… These days, you have to think of everything, which is not easy, from last-minute bookings to closing files before you leave the office. In order to lighten your mental load, the editorial staff has concocted the ultimate checklist to help you pack serenely and silence that little voice that repeats “I feel like I forgot something” over and over again.
In the hand luggage
When you go on holiday, you take a big purse. And for good reason, whether you travel by train, car or plane, there are many accessories that make travelling easier. We’re filling up so we can leave peacefully.
- Identity card, passport and/or driver’s license (of course, we take care to scan everything beforehand and to send them to each other by e-mail, in case of loss or theft abroad),
- Travel guides, maps, novels or reading material,
- Earplugs, sleep mask and cervical pillow (to avoid the falling head syndrome),
- Phone, its charger and a backup battery,
- Sunglasses, contact lenses, goggles and saline,
- Handkerchiefs, hydro-alcoholic gel and deodorant wipes,
- Travel pouch (for slipping tickets and other printed hotel reservations),
- Big scarf, pair of socks (if you’re flying in flip-flops), maybe some support stockings,
- Mini beauty pouch with moisturizing cream (less than 100 ml), lip balm, travel toothbrush – and toothpaste -, refreshing lozenges),
- Pharmacy kit (paracetamol, melatonin, etc.)
- Camera, SD card (blank!) and charger.
In the toilet bag
There’s nothing we can do. There’s still something missing from our vanity. This list, customizable of course, should help you with that. You get organized with one or more kits, depending on whether or not you’re a cosmetics junkie.
- Moisturizing cream, serum or mist,
- Shampoo, conditioner and shower gel (format to be adapted according to the trip),
- Dry shampoo spray,
- Pills, condoms, periodic protection,
- Toothbrush and toothpaste,
- Make-up remover wipes and cotton buds,
- Make-up case,
- Manicure kit (nail clippers, file, nail polish and nail polish remover),
- Organic sunscreen,
- After-sun and/or Biafine,
- Tweezers, razor or cold wax strips,
- Hairbrush, elastics and clips.
- Hair dryer (if there’s room).
In video, how to pack your suitcase according to the Marie Kondo method.
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In the suitcase
Now the real business begins, let’s get dressed. It’s time to put together that light dress you never wear and the poom poom shorts you’re afraid to wear on the subway. To fold the clothes (and put on more!), the most inspired will use the Marie Kondo method, effective right down to the suitcase.
- Microfibre towel (which dries quickly and takes up little space),
- Bathing suits,
- Mini handbag, backpack (for walks), beach bag, totebag, etc..,
- Sneakers, flip-flops, sandals and dress shoes,
- Kway, light jacket, little sweater and big vest,
- Hat, cap,
- Shorts, T-shirts, dresses, pants…
- Babydoll or light pyjamas,
- Underwear (with the days of the week on it),
- Dirty cloth laundry bag,
- Universal adapter (for worldwide connection).
Regularly forgotten and often regretted, the medicine kit is the basis of organized travel. Depending on the destination and if we have time, we go to our regular doctor to prescribe all this.
- Medication kit (Anti-vomit, Biafine, disinfecting wipes etc.),
- Mosquito repellent (spray, twist or plug in to mains),
- Soothing cream or roll-on with essential oils,
- Dressings (classic and for blisters),
- First aid kit (small ready-made kit consisting of scissors, compresses, bandages, etc.).
And for the adventurous ones…
For those of you who don’t plan to go clubbing and are more likely to be in backpack mode, here are some things to keep in mind:
- Stainless steel canteen,
- Energy bars (for hiking),
- Telescopic ice axe(s),
- Small pair of binoculars,
- Survival blanket,
- Swiss Army knife,
- Water purification tablets.