Packing lists – super useful for all

packing list

Packing lists


Packing lists are essential in our eyes. Especially if you have kids!

Once you start using a list, you will regret the time you forget to follow it.

We keep a basic travel packing list in the cloud and refer to it whenever packing to go away.

Break you lists into sections – clothes, shoes, camera equipment, kids toys, beach wear, toiletries etc.

If you are going on beach break and you come back knowing you didn’t take enough sun tan lotion – add it to your list for next time.

If you are serious about your electronics, make sure your packing list contains all the accessories you normally don’t use at home, but would like to take on holiday. Also mark up the electronic pieces that you want to carry with out in your hand luggage.

There are even websites out there that do most of the hard work for you by auto generating a packing list – check out the Packtor generator here

These are especially useful for kids. But only you will know what toys your kids would like on holiday. Have a look at the best kids suitcases here to best protect their luggage and keep them occupied in the airport!

Some of the more useful items to pack are included in our recommended packing list for families below:


For all trips:

  • Passports
  • Tickets & Visas
  • Insurance
  • Licence
  • Accommodation references
  • Camera and charger
  • Medication



  • First aid kit
  • Wet wipes
  • Soap
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Make-Up Bag/Shaving Kit
  • Hair Products
  • Comb or Brush
  • Sunblock
  • Prescription Glasses
  • Contact Lenses & Accessories
  • Lip Balm
  • Tooth Brush
  • Tooth Paste
  • Tampons
  • Birth Control



  • Dressy Outfits
  • Casual Outfits
  • Jacket
  • Sweater
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Pajamas
  • Work Out Clothes
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunhat
  • Work Out/Walking Shoes
  • Sandals
  • Fancy Shoes
  • Boots for Cold Weather

For babies:

  • Baby monitor and chargers
  • Cups
  • Bottles
  • Milk
  • Nappies
  • Wipes
  • Buggy
  • Carries
  • Bibs



  • Phone & Charger
  • Camera & Battery & Charger
  • Headphones
  • Adapters


Recommended medicines:

  • Constipation Medication
  • Ibuprofin
  • Paracetamol
  • Cold Medicine
  • Milk of Magnesia
  • Anti-Diarrheal Medicine
  • Motion Sickness Medicine
  • Adult Sleeping Pills
  • Adult Decongestants
  • Prescription Medicines
  • Cough sweets

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