Smart Packing is Smart Traveling!

Travel Smart with Vantage

Over packing  we`ve all done it. The worst part is when you pack too much and still manage to forget something! The truth is, you can`t pack for every scenario, but you can pack smart with items that are versatile. Here are some ways to pack effectively on your next trip:

1. The Magic List-Start with what you absolutely need and then go through each day of your vacation. Not only will a list allow you to see what is absolutely necessary, but it will also allow you to see what you really don`t need in your suitcase. Check out our beach packing list to help you get organized.
2. Rock and Roll-Roll your clothes instead of folding them to not only save space, but to help reduce wrinkles. Rolled up socks and even shirts can fit inside shoes to help maintain that additional space for essentials. A travel-sized wrinkle release spray can also help manage unwanted wrinkles.
3. Keep Calm and Carry On-In a perfect world, your luggage will always end up with you or be in reach. But in reality, luggage can get delayed, lost or buried in a tightly packed trunk. Make sure to keep your essentials in your carry-on such as eyewear, medications, chargers and a change of clothing.
4. Rewear-Bring laundry detergent and wash your clothes. Many of our Vantage Vacation Rentals properties include a washer and dryer for guests convenience. Washing clothes allows you to rewear your favorite outfits and save space for all those souvenirs.

Don`t forget to bring your sheets, towels, soaps, light cleaning and paper products. If you have rented a linen package, linens should be in the unit upon your arrival but you will still need to bring beach towels. For your convenience, you can add linen rentals to your reservation up to 7 days prior to arrival.

If you do end up forgetting something don`t fret. There are plenty of convenience stores in the area where you can find everything you need. Remember, you are at the beach so, no shirt, no shoes, no problem!