Packing usually seems simple. However, it's a science with certain rules that travellers generally learn the hard way when they're thousands of miles away from home. Doing it strategically can make the difference between a hurried vacation with frequent detours to local stores and a smooth one with everything you need at your fingertips. Here are some tips to help you pack your travel bag the right way. So get ready to travel to the USA and make the most of your trip!
1. Choose the Right-Sized Bag
The best way to avoid packing too many unnecessary things is to invest in a hard-sided suitcase with a maximum height of 22 inches (so it can double as a carry-on) with a structured shell so you cannot squeeze in any extras.
2. Keep a Reusable Water Bottle
The USA is a huge country which means you will have to walk a lot. Thus, it's highly advisable to keep a reusable water bottle with you when you travel to the USA. Cutting back on purchasing plastic water bottles is beneficial for the environment. It's also great for your wallet! Sure, it might be a couple of dollars here and there, but it adds up. You can use the money you save for a unique souvenir, a nice meal, or a valuable experience. Drinking plenty of water also helps fight fatigue and jet lag.
3. Pack Bamboo Utensils
When you travel to the USA, you will be grabbing food on the go quite often. Rather than reaching out for the plastic spoon or fork, bring reusable utensils. We have a Bamboo lunch set here that is completely biodegradable. It contains a bamboo spoon, fork, knife, two chopsticks, straw, and a straw cleaning brush. All the items are neatly packed inside a hemp pouch so you can safely put them into your travel bag.
When you have this lunch set, you don't need to worry about any kind of travel restrictions as our cutlery meets the criteria for round-bladed knives. Moreover, as our cutlery is made with wood, you can also take it along in your carry-on bags.
4. Roll Your Clothes
Rolling your clothes instead of folding them takes up less space and allows you to travel only with hand luggage. When you roll clothes, you protect them from wrinkles and can lower the amount of electricity used to steam or iron clothes before wearing them.
5. Use Packing Cubes
If you're thinking about how to pack luggage and save space, the answer lies in packing cubes. Packing cubes don't just help you stay organised but also save plenty of space in your backpack/suitcase. You can use packing cubes to organise shirts, pants, etc. You can also use a different packing cube strategy which entails getting small cubes and separating them into different outfits for each day.
6. Carry a Tote or Daypack
Planning to purchase clothing, groceries, or souvenirs while travelling? Take a backpack or tote with you. This won't just make your life easier by carrying all your purchases in a single place; it also makes it easier to say no to a plastic bag. This way, you can travel in a more eco-friendly and sustainable manner.
7. Use Environment-Friendly Toiletries
Remember the bamboo cutlery set we recommended earlier? There's no need to stop there. In fact, you can bring an eco-friendly bamboo toothbrush too when you travel to the USA. For instance, our Bamboo toothbrush travel set here includes a plant-based bamboo toothbrush and charcoal dental floss. All packed inside an attractive bamboo travel case to keep germ-free when you're on the move.
The brush in this set is compact and small. Moreover, it has a removable head which means you can easily travel with it. All you have to do is remove the head, and you'll be able to pop the brush into even the tiniest of places.
Summer throughout parts of the USA can be quite humid and hot and often require additional protection. To keep yourself safe from the sun's dangerous rays, you need to have a bottle of sunscreen in your travel bag. Sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat are also extremely important.
Get Ready to Travel to the USA and Have Fun!
Travelling to the USA is different from any other experience in the world. From hiking through the Grand Canyon National Park to exploring bustling cities such as New York, there's so much to do and experience. Just pack your travel bag smartly and get ready to travel to the USA!