Packing can be the bane of your life: but we’ve made the chore a little less tiresome for you and devised a COMPLETE packing list. Got a big trip coming up?
Use this ultimate guide to remind you of useful essentials you need to buy for your travels whether it’s shower gel, socks, clothes or sunnies. Knowing how to pack a backpack for a long trip ain’t easy. But simply treat this as a packing checklist and tick off each item as you go. Of course, it really depends on what kind of trip you’re about to embark on whether it’s trekking a mountain, or inter-railing Europe, so we’ve tried to include items that cater to every kind of trip!
When it comes to packing, the best way to pack a backpack is to save space. Our top tip is to fold your clothes efficiently. Remember: Heavy stuff at the bottom, stuff that leaks goes in plastic bags and things you’ll need as soon as you arrive at your destination (like toiletries) at the top. Roll your clothes up rather than fold them if it takes up less room.
This guide will also work for suitcases for air travel too, not just backpacks. Don’t forget anything – and happy travelling!
Don’t have time to read the full article? Here’s a quick rundown of the main essentials to pack before you leave the house:
- Phone charger / portable phone charger
- EU adapters
- Flip flops (for the hostel bathrooms)
- Water bottle
- Sun cream
- Medicines / painkillers
- Any paperwork you may need