Whenever we go on a trip there seems to be something I always wish I would have thought of when I packed and always when it’s most inconvenient to go buy some.

So here is a list of some of my most forgotten things to pack:

  1. First aid supplies: It probably wouldn’t hurt to get an actual travel size first aid kit, but I put one together myself in a baggie and always have it ready to go. Here’s what I put in mine: 6 regular size bandages, adhesive cloth tape, 2 or 3 gauze pads, a small gauze roll, 4 or 5 antiseptic wipes, and travel size Vaseline (works just as well as Neosporin and has more uses).
  2. The next thing I always wish I had with me is scissors. I made up my own little bag to put in my checked luggage with scissors, safety pins, tweezers, a nail file, nail clippers and emery board. I’ve had a use for these almost every trip. Putting them in checked luggage saves a hassle at TSA.
  3. Laundry Bag- I like to have this just to separate my clean clothes, so when I get home, I can just take the laundry bag to the washer. No need to sort everything.
  4. Stain remover- again you can get a travel size bottle of this. At least for us, it comes in handy.
  5. Another thing I never really thought of was an extra memory card. I go overboard with pictures sometimes and this comes in handy.
  6. Phone charger- I know, you’re saying of course you need that, but believe me, I have forgotton mine before and it’s not fun trying to find one if you get to your destination late at night.
  7. Glass case: If you need glasses or you’re just taking sunglasses with you, a glass case is really nice to have for packing your glasses. It just helps keep them safe from getting broken.
  8. Slippers or flip flops- these really come in handy at night when you wake up and have to deal with the cold bathroom floor! They’re also nice to have when you just want to go for a quick trip to grab a bite to eat or get coffee.
  9. Password list- It never fails, I find I need to get onto a website or app and I can’t remember my password. I usually just take a list of ones that I use most often.
  10. Lastly, for anyone carrying a purse, if you can find a small one to hold everything you need, I would pack this. When doing a lot of sightseeing or walking, it’s nice not to have a heavy purse on your shoulder. Your shoulders will thank you at the end of the day.

Hopefully this will give you some ideas on things that may be useful to you when you pack!! Keep finding those adventures and have fun.

By Greg and Peggy

We are two people who love to travel, thrift and play slot machines. We love going to new places, especially if there is a casino! We just want to share our adventures with people and hope to inspire them to explore and have fun!

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