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How to Pack for a Two-Week Trip

How to Pack for a Two-Week Trip

You finally managed to get those two weeks away and now you have to pack! To help get those bags ready for the trip, we asked the experts at Creative Lodging Solutions, an LGBT-friendly company that provides long-term travel plans for businesses, what they suggest to make packing two weeks-worth of luggage a little more manageable:

1. Since a two-week trip will require quite a few clothes, roll everything vertically to display as many as you can at a time. Seeing all your luggage at once like this will allow you to weed out any color mismatches before you go, and let you pack only what you need.

2. The perfect travel clothing hides stains, doesn't require ironing, folds easily, and can be dressed up or down. If the piece in consideration doesn't do at least three of these, we suggest you leave it at home.

3. Save space by packing rolled socks and cell phone chargers in your shoes.

4. Speaking of cell phone chargers, make sure you don’t run out of juice! Keep a multi-plug adapter with you at all times. The key word here is multi-plug. You need to be ready to charge your phone whether you’re driving a rental or settling down in your hotel room.

5. Bring only the toiletries that you can't buy cheaply when you get there. If you do need to take some, make them space-efficient. For example: Fold up a half tube of toothpaste as tightly as possible, and crush an emergency roll of toilet paper so it folds flat. And remember: Hotels provide soaps, shampoos, etc. No need to over-pack hygiene supplies.

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